Those treatment plants, of course, dump treated effluent in rivers and streams that run to oceans, potentially creating destruction all along the way.
What’s really scary to me as a chemist and a diver is that we know so little about what ingredients are doing once they’re released into the aquatic ecosystem. My very first toxicity trial with Stream2Sea was a shampoo formulated with only EcoCert™ approved ingredients. It failed miserably. I just knew this formula would pass – it only used ingredients that were known to be safe for us – and was horrified when I learned it wasn’t.
Of course, we focus a lot of our time on reef-safe products for divers because that’s my personal passion. But it really doesn’t make any difference if you’re an adventurer, a gardener, a surfer, a sportsman or a beach-lover. The only important thing is that you’re someone who cares what happens to our planet, particularly our waters.
At this point, Stream2Sea is the only line of personal care products formulated to health food standards that have been third-party tested and proven safe in aquatic and marine ecosystems.
The final formula did end up with happy, healthy fish in our tank, of course! As always, I am so grateful to have YOU as not just a customer, but as an advocate. Stream2Sea is growing fast, far and wide because of all the passionate advocates helping to share our message that what we put on our bodies DOES make a difference.
From the streams to the seas, we are all connected. Thank you!
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