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Tap water instead of bottles = 23 trees

Avoid buying superfluous things as bottled water. Drinking water arrives already in (almost) all the houses, there is no need to go and buy in the supermarket. A plastic bottle of 50cl, to be produced, filled, transported and disposed, causes the emission of about 150g of CO2. Using four bottles a day will cause the emission of more than 230kg of CO2 per year. But this impact can be reduced to (almost) zero simply by opening the tap at home. Equivalent to planting 23 trees.

For Christmas give experiences rather than objects. Better give something special like a concert or a night at the movies rather than the usual ornament or toy that end up in the trash within 12 months. Give something particular that you liked and you want to prove to others. If you do not have particular ideas, you can always rely to a smartbox.

Smartbox

Regala una Fuga dalla Città

Regala una Fuga dalla Città!

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Drink tap water, and if you want to improve the flavor eliminating any traces of chlorine you can buy a filter jug. You can also add bubbles if you can not do without it! CO2 adders are easily available…

Le caraffe per filtrare l’acqua del rubinetto

Caraffa Brita

Caraffa filtrante Brita

Gasatore d’acqua (questa volta usa la CO2!)

Sodastream – Gasatore d’acqua
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Do not change the brush if only the bristles are worn! It’s like changing the car machine when tires are worn … Brushes with interchangeable heads exist !!!!

Testine per spazzolini da denti

Testine Silver Care

Testine COOP
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uses electronics! Read the newspaper and books on the tablet sfogliali on e-book.

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Tablet-Kobo

Tablet Kobo

Tablet-Kindle

Tablet Kindle
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Increase consumption often means increasing the waste. and actually the word “consumer” has within it the concept of waste.

For reducing our impact on the planet we must use things instead of consuming them. We must therefore consume less. It’s trivial but it seems almost a heresy, now that increasing consumption seems the only dogma. And there’s a difference in consumption. Some of these do not bring real benefits, others can be avoided with equal performance. These must be avoided if we want to preserve our planet. Not everything that increases the Gross Domestic Product (the much idolized GDP) is necessarily positive: a congested road brings increased fuel consumption and increases the GDP, but it can hardly be considered a good thing. Also buying plastic bottles increases the GDP, but it creates waste, turns thousands of trucks on the roads creating traffic and pollution.

Not considering how much more comfortable is the tap water, and the and fatigue that spares us….

And it is even more controlled than bottled, and perhaps the most good. But if the taste of the water in your home is probably not satisfactory is because of the chlorine. There are lots of filter jug ​​that totally eliminate it.

And if you want bubbles, there are many “Carbonators” or soda maker, that add all the bubbles that you want.

But of course bottles are not the only problem: there are many things that you can avoid without lowering your standard of living. Let’s avoid We avoid buying “things”, unless we are not sure of their usefulness. When we want to or we “have to” make a gift and we have no better ideas, it’s important to give at least something not bad for the planet… Better an immaterial gift such as a night at the movies, theater or at the spa. At least, If it will not be used, it will not will inflate the landfills … .Did you liked a movie? Give two tickets for it! Or two tickets to a concert. And if you have no specific ideas, you can leave the choice to the person… through smartbox.

And then you have to take advantage of electronics and technology… No need to print out the email as you can keep on your PC or on your smartphone. No need to go to the library, you can search for books on the Internet and read them on e-books. And read newspaper on tablet!

We are not in the era of things but in the era of the experience !!!

Numero di alberi necessari per compensare le emissioni di CO2