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While it used to be associated with technological progress a couple decades ago, plastic is today associated with overuse and environmental damage. Despite multiple actions being created to limit its consumption, plastic remains very present in our everyday lives. However, some simple daily actions can have a real impact!
Every year, around 450 and 550 kg of plastic are produced per person. Worldwide, about 5.000 billion plastic bags are used every year. The bigger problem: only a small fraction of this amount, less than 10%, is recycled.
This impressive amount of non-recycled plastic ends up in landfills, pipes or oceans, where bags need 450 to 500 years to disappear from nature whereas a plastic bottle will last 100 to 1000 years. It has a negative impact on marine life which suffocates and consumes large amounts of plastic every year. Livestock also suffers from this issue and in turns, we end up consuming plastic particles. In other words, excessive plastic use is not only an environmental issue but also a health issue !
We can all help the situation change by implementing a couple simple actions :
Kazidomi tip: add a couple drops of essential oil for a nice smell in your house!
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