Start right now and you‘ll see that it‘s actually easy to reduce plastics. It benefits the environment and your health. Shift from single-use culture to a mindset of reuse. Shift from toxic to truly biodegradable or recyclable materials. Shift from throwaway attitude to an environment without plastics.
Make little changes, spread the word and encourage others to reduce (micro)plastics.
AVOID SINGLE USE PLASTIC
• Get a reusable water bottle and carry your own coffee cup
• Avoid coffee capsules and prefer bulk bins over individual packages
• Refuse groceries wrapped in unnecessary plastic packages
• Use a cotton bag instead of plastic bags – and use it often
• Skip plastic cutlery
• Ask your bartender to stop using plastic straws
• Use beeswax wrap and store left overs in glass containers
• Make sure cigarette butts don’t end up in nature
USE GOOD COSMETICS
• Avoid ingredients like polyethylene (PE), acrylate copolymer, polyethylene-glycol, polyacrylate, polylactic acid, nylon, polylaurolactam or polyisobutylene
• Choose plastic-free natural cosmetics
• Reduce plastic packages
• Buy less, but better apparel
• Check the label and avoid synthetic textiles such as polyester, acrylic, nylon, etc.
• Inform yourself about the brand‘s philosophy and make them aware that you care
• Ask your favorite local store for microfiber-free apparel and micro waste-free shoes
• Be critical towards misleading advertisement
• Wash less, shorter and colder
• Use less detergents
• Wash with less rpm
• Separate textiles with hard and soft surfaces
• Use a front- instead of a top loader
• Use detergent that reduces microfiber shedding
• Filter your laundry by using the Guppyfriend washing bag
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