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Here is what we can do 🌿

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Support carbon reduction.

You can contribute by supporting projects which reduce carbon emissions with reforestation or renewable energy.

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Spot greenwashed products.

Be cautious of labels like "environmentally friendly" or "100% natural" if there is no insights or information how it is archived. Also claims like "50% more recycled material" often don't reveal against what is compared. Spot them and dig deeper. In addition "CFC free" is not a achievement since it is banned since 20% years. Look for a seal or certification mark from a recognized, independent third party specializing in green claim. Also compare how sustainable the actual products is versus the packaging.

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Less is more.

No matter if plastic or paper, less is always better! We should critical reflect if we really need this bag or if we can bring our own ones.

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Reuse bags.

We can reuse our bags, for example if you go shopping again or as rubbish bags. 🛍️

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Go for recycled bags.

No other option? Then choose the best one: a recycled bag. In terms of carbon emission is the best option recycled polyethylene (38g) and the least best option is the biodegradable bag (60g).

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Reuse as ecobricks.

An "ecobrick" is a durable building block or volume that is filled by a plastic bottle with non recyclable plastic. If you create a furniture, build,a wall or playgrounds for kids this is fill the inside with material and cover it nicely on the outside.