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Plastic, not so fantastic!

Plastic waste on the beach

Le plastique pollue l’environnement, nous le savons tous. Il faut aussi rappeler que les objets en plastique présentent également des risques pour notre santé. Quels sont les impacts du plastique sur notre organisme ? Par quoi le remplacer ? Tour d’horizon des objets en plastique et des alternatives innovantes et efficaces pour moins polluer notre corps et notre planète.

Zoom sur les effets néfastes du plastique sur l’organisme

Vous ne le savez probablement pas, mais un être humain ingère quelques grammes de plastique par jour. En résultent alors des risques graves pour la santé. Cancers, maladies des voies respiratoires, troubles de l’appareil digestif… la liste est longue. Thus, it is high time to limit the daily use of plastic. But where to start ? What plastic objects to replace ? What can we replace them with ?

Adopt the stainless steel bottle to reduce plastic consumption

Every year, France has some 7 billion plastic water bottles sold. These objects are among the 10 the most polluting plastic waste in the marine environment. Also, we have to remember that a plastic bottle puts between 100 and 1000 years to decompose in nature !

But what to replace plastic bottles with ? The choice is wide, and you can take advantage of the advantage of stainless steel water bottles bypassing plastic bottles. Indeed, stainless steel water bottles are neutral, easy to wash and hygienic. Ces objets ne gardent ni l’odeur ni la couleur des boissons sucrées, sparkling, etc. that you put inside. Thus, in addition to being as ecological as you want, stainless steel bottles are safe since they do not contain any chemicals.

Stainless steel bottle

Say goodbye to disposable plastic cutlery

Tumblers, plates, cutlery, blenders ... disposable cutlery is too light for recycling and are therefore either dumped, be incinerated. Also, it takes more than a century for these objects to degrade. Normally, disposable cutlery should no longer be authorized in France from next year. But what to replace them with ?

Manufacturers today continue to compete in their imaginations to invent healthier and more environmentally friendly alternatives. Now, disposable cutlery is replaced by bamboo objects, in sugar cane or starch. Stainless steel dishes, reusable plastic, or melamine are also an excellent substitute for disposable cutlery.

And what about plastic straws ?

California and UK have already banned plastic straws. The European Union also aims to eradicate them by next year. Real scourges for the environment, 8 millions of plastic straws are used daily in fast food restaurants in France. What to replace plastic straws with ? We find today bamboo straws, stainless steel or paper. Yet, la solution la plus pratique et la plus écologique est de s’en passer. Certaines enseignes de boissons express décident par exemple de tirer un trait sur l’utilisation des pailles en plastique. Elles comptent ainsi doter leurs gobelets d’un couvercle spécial pour que les clients puissent y boire directement.

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