5 Quick Tricks for Less Plastic

December 13, 2019

There are large garbage islands in the world's oceans and seabirds starving with full bellies, filled with microplastics. These are just a few of the reasons why plastic has become increasingly disreputable in recent years. Becoming rid of it is hardly possible in our society and not always useful because plastics differ considerably in terms of properties, ingredients and durability.

For many everyday situations, there are healthier and more environmentally friendly alternatives to the widely used plastic products - you just have to find them. Even small changes in behaviour in everyday life can significantly reduce plastic consumption. 

The small actions matter as well as the huge ones. Pick up plastic bottles and remove waste from nature.

1. Drinking water

Water in plastic bottles can be replaced by mineral water in the reusable container. If you don't want to carry around so slowly, you can switch to tap water and use it to produce sparkling water yourself.

2. Cloth bag instead of the plastic bag

If you always have a folded cloth bag or a shopping net with you, you can easily do without short-lived shopping bags and also save with every purchase a few cents. Reusable fruit and vegetable bags make thin disposable bags unnecessary.

3. Reusable packaging

Many products are also available in a paper or glass packaging, for example, yoghurt, milk or sausage and cheese from the fresh food counter. Questions do not cost anything - maybe your favourite business also already belongs to those who fill their containers?

4. Bread from the baker

In the supermarket, food is only offered packed in thin plastic bags. Short-lived plastic that you can easily avoid if you buy bread from the bakery and transport it in a fabric bread bag. 

5. Shop right

In more and more cities there are shops where you can shop without plastic or disposable packaging. Even without, the loose purchase of various foods is possible.



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