Do you know how to reduce the plastic?

Do you know how to reduce the plastic?

May 10, 2019

Do you know how to reduce the plastic?

Every year, we produce over 300 million tons of plastic, weighing 43 times the weight of the Pyramid of Cheops. 

Every year, we produce over 300 million tons of plastic, weighing 43 times the weight of the Pyramid of Cheops. Half of this plastic is disposable, while a third of it evades current collection systems and ends up abandoned in the environment.  Is it possible to reduce the plastic? It’s certainly easier if we adopt a few easy habits.

Your friend the water bottle

It may seem trivial, but bringing a water bottle with you wherever you go, and filling it with drinking water, reduces the plastic: it removes our need to use the plastic bottles that we buy in huge quantities, especially if we eat in canteens or take-away food during lunch breaks. Recently, more and more commercial establishments, schools and cities have equipped themselves with purification plants (the so-called "water houses") where you can recharge your water bottles easily... often offering sparkling water too.

Take-away, your way

For those who often eat take-away food, another wise choice is to reduce the plastic by using your own implements: having your own cappuccino cup in the morning at the bar, and above all your own washable cutlery, to avoid having to ask for plastic knives and forks at lunch every day.

Be of use: buy it loose!

It’s often difficult to buy food without pre-packed trays, but here too there are ways to reduce the plastic! If you look for them, many products can be bought without packaging: fruit, vegetables, nuts, pasta, spices and even detergents can be bought loose... many stores make it possible to use your own containers and so limit bottles and unnecessary packaging. Even better if you carry a canvas bag when you go shopping, so you don't have to use plastic bags.

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