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Plastic-free living is no new trend, but already for several decades a topic, which is discussed in the retail trade, among environmentalists and world do-gooders. For decades, people have been fighting against mountains of rubbish and the topic of recycling and waste avoidance has been on the agenda for a long time. The fact is that dealing with plastic is a central issue in our everyday lives because we deal with plastic on a daily basis and have many plastic objects in operation every day. The packaging waste generated in a week often filled more than one yellow sack. The question we ask ourselves is whether this waste should not actually be reduced or avoided. Plastic waste that does not arise in the first place does not have to be disposed of and recycled. The annoying thing about plastic waste is that it pollutes both the landscape and the seas. The damage caused is not only visual but also natural. Sea animals can die by absorbing plastic remains and the pollution of the oceans by plastic waste ultimately leads to littering of the beaches, which are visited by tourists in summer.
Another question is how we can reduce the consequences of plastic waste in the home and in the environment. Household waste is a nuisance and must be disposed of. We can also be concerned about whether so much plastic waste is really needed and whether it cannot be regulated by conscious furnishing and purchasing behaviour. Garbage that does not arise in the first place is the best way to deal with plastic garbage. In this ebook, you can learn different ways to avoid plastic waste in the home and when travelling, and how to use materials that are not petroleum-based. This is primarily about outer packaging, but also about the contents of soaps and shampoos and the use of detergents for washing laundry made of natural cleaning agents.
A small step, for example, is to think about transporting your purchases before going to the supermarket. The choice of goods is also crucial, as it avoids the need for cumbersome outer packaging directly on the supermarket shelf. Thinking holistically about plastic packaging gives pleasure and more meaning to life. Who really decides to live plastic-free or at least to avoid plastic, shows itself as a protector of the environment and secures the habitats for future generations.
Living plastic-free can be an enrichment for the whole family and can also have a positive impact on attitudes.