As we know, every little thing that is done for the environment counts. In fact, do we really know? Or do we prefer to let others break their heads in our place? Or to think that no matter what we do, there will always be waste and our effort is equivalent to a drop in the ocean. But is this a real effort that we need to make to integrate zero waste lifestyles? There are some simple little things that we can put in place collectively that will certainly make a difference in the end. Why don’t we start this simple? And if our changes of habit saved us and, as a bonus, would give us a sense of pride… Because every little gesture makes a difference for us, for our children and for the planet. And if a zero-waste lifestyle made our life more like… We limit detours to the pharmacy and the grocery store! Reusable sandwich and snack bags, make-up remover wipes, baby wipes, reusable paper towels, gourds, scouring sponges, bedspreads, toothbrushes, etc. We buy once, we use them 1000 times! In addition, the purchase of these products encourages the local economy since several Quebec artisans make them. For example, let’s ban water bottles! We are in the land of blue gold after all, so why pay for this resource. “In 2010, the plastic recovery rate was 33% in Quebec. This means that 67% of the plastics produced ended up in landfills or were simply thrown into the environment. Once buried, plastic takes between 100 and 1,000 years to degrade and produces methane, a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide (CO2). (1) Sometimes we release our consciousness by filling our recovery bin. But the real solution lies in reducing both waste and recovery. Certainly, a zero-waste lifestyle is not created overnight. On the other hand, by incorporating a zero waste item per week in your homes, your daily life will not be turned upside down, your children will learn better consumption habits and you could even be overwhelmed with a great sense of pride! Go ahead, try it is to adopt it! (1). From the article: Plastic: its impact on human health and the environment, by Chloé Gourde
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