Visuel Post Covid

Our tips for keeping to reduce plastic consumption during COVID-19

Lockdown has reduced air pollution to its lowest level in 40 years. Some cities, in India for example, have been able to see blue skies again. All the flora and fauna has enjoyed the spring with greater serenity.

And yet, this health crisis has also brought its share of pollution with all the masks, gloves and disposable, single-use protections that have been used all over the world and too often thrown into nature or into the streets.

Following the end of lockdown, please help us to do all we can to ensure that the reduction of plastic waste remains a priority. Feel free to share these tips with your networks!

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Continue to sort your plastic waste, as well as all recyclable packaging and glass. Every gesture counts!

If you have any doubts about which waste can be recycled (or not), you can check this general website as a start and go further in-depth with these recommendations from UK or Denmark.

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Disposable masks and gloves are not recyclable. Make sure to dispose of them the correct way by placing them in the household waste bin dedicated to all household waste.

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Avoid plastic water bottles as much as possible by keeping a reusable water bottle in your bag every day for travel and at the office.
Keep it with you and wash it every day.

If you don’t have a reusable water bottle yet, we have created a stainless steel bottle, one that is light and easy to carry, available on our online store.

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Encourage fresh and dry food, distributed in bulk, and produced locally.
Avoid over packaged individual packages as much as possible.

If you haven’t made the leap yet, The Good Trade helps you to acquire the right reflexes.

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Choose a bag that is easy to fold and carry to keep it with you at all times and, if possible, made from a natural material.

Most organic shops and supermarkets offer them and if not, we have chosen this selection on the Greenweez website.

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Take advantage of all the recipes available on the internet or on applications to prepare delicious homemade meals, created from fresh products. Avoid buying industrial ready meals, which produce a lot of waste. The planet will thank you but so will your health!

We have selected this mobile application of recipes and practical tips: Deliciously Ella.

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Teach your children to do the right thing and alert them to the damage caused by plastic pollution through fun activities or reading.

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Wash bags prevent the release of microplastic particles into the water and should be used for synthetic fibre garments.

For example, those of Guppyfriend!

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Dispose your cigarette butts in the garbage and not in the gutters or sewers.
Each cigarette butt can pollute up to 500 litres of water.

More information on this in-depth article from National Geographic.

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