Kourtney Kardashian has announced on Instagram that she is going to no longer allow plastic water bottles in her house.
"No more plastic water bottles allowed in my house," she said, with a photo of two paper containers full of water. The post also promotes a beverage company founded by Jaden Smith.
Kourtney has been public about her views on conservation issues for a while. Last year, she testified at an Environmental Working Group briefing, in support of some legislation Dianne Feinstein sponsored. It was a push to give the Food and Drug Administration more muscle to regulate cosmetics ingredients.
"When it comes to products I use on my kids, I don't play around. Everyone should have the right to healthy products and personal care, and that's why I wanted to come and make this a bigger deal."
Environmental issues are more important, even, than consumer protection in the cosmetics industry. Many states are pushing for legislation that will limit the amount of post-consumer waste that will make its way into the ocean. Plastic and other non-biodegradable debris has formed gigantic clouds in multiple parts of the world, and those materials pose a major threat to wildlife and our health.