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The European Week for Waste Reduction highlights good production and consumption practices that help avoid the generation of waste. The strong messages of this awareness campaign are: to consume better, to produce better, to extend the life of products and to throw away less.
6 major waste reduction action themes are supported by the SERD:
• Waste prevention (eco-design, over-packaging, disposable products)
• Prevention of hazardous waste
• Prevention of food waste
• Promotion of composting
• Reuse / Repair / Reuse
• Clean-up day
Everyone can carry out awareness-raising actions: local authorities, through administrations, associations, companies, schools, retirement homes, hospitals and even individuals. In 2020, 3,500 actions were organized throughout mainland and overseas France. Discover the program for the 2021 edition: https://serd.ademe.fr/programmes
CONSUME DIFFERENTLY WITH KISSES
The website of the Ministry of Ecological Transition evokes the existence of an “ideal waste”: that which we do not produce! When making a purchase, it is essential to be vigilant in choosing the item or product that will generate the least waste. Because we can quickly find ourselves with many objects that pile up and weigh heavily in our daily lives. We invite you to take a look at this fun infographic (which reminds us that buying a smartphone has a carbon weight of 45 tonnes, the equivalent of 8 elephants!): http://multimedia.ademe.fr/infographies/infographie-weight-carbone .
The BISOU method:
A first reflex to adopt when making a purchase is the BISOU method, a practical tool for responsible consumption and sobriety created by Marie Duboin and Herveline Verdeken. 5 questions to ask yourself before taking out the wallet:
SERD OR NOT, KEEP IN MIND 7 TIPS
As a consumer, we can all adopt the right gestures on a daily basis. Here are 7 tips for consuming differently:
1. Rent or borrow
The average use time of a drill over its lifetime is 12 minutes! Many websites now offer the possibility of renting or borrowing the items you need close to home.
2. Prefer rechargeable products
Fewer batteries means fewer polluting products to process and the extraction of rare natural resources to produce them avoided. Instead, opt for rechargeable devices or choose objects that use clean energy (a solar-powered calculator, for example).
3. Prioritize quality
Investing in a property that will last as long as possible is always a good calculation. What could be more pleasant than wearing a jewel with a long history.
4.Choose repairable items
Since January 1 , 2021, a repairability index has appeared on certain products: it allows you to know immediately if the object you are buying can be easily repaired. An indication that makes the lifespan of a product a purchasing criterion: a good point for the wallet and for the planet!
5.Do it yourself
By making certain products yourself, when possible, you avoid packaging, you know their composition and you save money: the trend is towards DIY (*Do It Yourself = do it yourself) so leave room to your creativity.
6. Avoid single-use products
The characteristic of the single-use product is to be thrown away a few seconds after its sole use. Plastic bottles, cardboard cups, paper packaging, they are everywhere. However, many alternatives exist: do you know Qwetch products? 😉
7. Limit packaging
Alternative solutions exist to packaging, in particular plastic: many products are now available in bulk or lightly packaged. It is also possible to favor recyclable and/or reusable packaging (cardboard, glass, etc.), without forgetting your shopping bag, pouch or basket to be able to transport your shopping.