Ecological solutions to reduce plastic use and CO2 emissions

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  • We choose products with minimal packaging or products that are packaged with recycled or environmentally friendly materials.
  • We buy products that can be refilled whenever possible.
  • We do not add additional packaging.
  • Avoid as much as possible the plastic containers of fast food and prefer paper or cloth bags and recyclable packaging.
  • We use biodegradable plastic bags, which degrade in 6 to 36 months, or other types of “green” plastic bags made of potato or corn. We do not forget that the use of biodegradable bags is an alternative, but not a panacea. What is important is to change our mindset and behaviour to reduce the use of the single-use bag.
  • Avoid single-use plastics (e.g. bottles), preferring plastic food containers that have a longer shelf life, or glass containers that can be recycled again and again.
  • We prefer vegetables and fruits that are not packed in plastic.
  • We choose natural materials for our clothes and avoid clothes with synthetic fibres.
  • We donate or give away the plastic toys and items we no longer need.
  • We use public transport, bicycles.
  • Use of modern electrical appliances.
  • Renewable energy sources (e.g. solar water heater).
  • Switch off or unplug appliances that you don’t use (routers during the night)