7 simple steps to give up plastic on a daily basis

World Plastic Bag Free Day is the ideal opportunity to raise awareness and take concrete measures to reduce our consumption of plastic in general.

Plastic waste is a major problem for our environment, endangering marine biodiversity and affecting air and water quality. In this article, we offer you 7 simple actions to integrate into your daily life to help reduce the use of plastic .

Adopt a reusable bottle:

The plastic water bottle is one of the main contributors to plastic pollution. By investing in a reusable stainless steel or glass water bottle, you can easily eliminate the use of plastic bottles. Take it everywhere with you and fill it at drinking water fountains or at home.

Adopt tote bags:

Single-use plastic bags are a major source of pollution. Choose fabric tote bags when you go shopping or shopping. Always store one in your handbag or in your car to avoid using plastic bags provided by stores.

Use solid shampoo and soaps:

Plastic shampoo and shower gel bottles are thrown away after use. By using solid products, you can significantly reduce your plastic consumption while benefiting from a natural and environmentally friendly product. Solid products are easy to use and last longer than their liquid counterparts.

Using beewraps:

Plastic food packaging, such as cling film, is difficult to recycle and often ends up in landfills. Replace them with beewraps, reusable and washable beeswax sheets. These eco-friendly alternatives can be used to wrap leftover food or to keep your food fresh.

Favor bulk:

Plastic packaging for food products represents a significant part of our waste. Choose bulk stores where you can bring your own reusable containers. Buy dry foods, cereals, legumes and snacks in bulk to avoid unnecessary packaging.

Opt for glass containers:

When you need to store food or leftovers, choose glass containers over plastic. Glass containers are durable, reusable, and contain no harmful chemicals. They are also easy to clean and maintain. Great for breaks between noon and two!

Use reusable makeup remover wipes:

Reusable makeup remover wipes are an eco-friendly and economical choice compared to disposable wipes.

On this World Plastic Free Day, it is essential to remember that each of us can make our contribution to reducing the use of plastic in our daily lives. By adopting simple actions, we can make a real difference for the environment.

Since its creation, Petits Cadors has been committed to responsible practices

This environmental approach is part of the DNA of Petits Cadors and each decision is aimed at preserving resources and limiting our impact . To contribute to the reduction of plastic, a real global issue, we are implementing several daily actions:

Giving a second life to existing plastic

We use recycled plastic fiber collected from waterways as a filling fiber, to contribute to the reuse of existing resources and the depollution of our ecosystems . This initiative demonstrates that it is possible to innovate and find sustainable solutions.

Favor non-polluting packaging

Only 9% of plastic is recycled worldwide and every year 8 million tonnes of plastic end up in the ocean . We do not use plastic for the packaging of our products, they are carefully protected in paper packaging from sustainably managed forests.
We make fabric bags to help you combine business with pleasure, they allow you to avoid using disposable bags to do your shopping.

A World Day for daily commitment

By working together, adopting responsible practices and supporting businesses engaged in similar initiatives, we can create a future where plastic no longer threatens our planet. Every gesture counts, and by changing our consumption habits, we can help preserve our environment for future generations.

Let us remember that World Plastic Free Day is not just a one-day event, but a constant reminder of our responsibility towards our planet. Let's continue our efforts, stay committed and encourage others to join us in this fight for a plastic-free future.

sources:
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/plastic-pollutio n
https://www.voanews.com/a/percent-of-plastic-worldwide-is-recycled-oecd-says-/6455012.html