I’m sure you already are all too aware of the state of our planet today. If you are like me you are tired of excuses both from politicians not taking the necessary actions and from yourself taking the road of least resistance. We have the knowledge of our destructive behavior and the tools to change this.
In my family we done small alterations over the years but nothing drastic. This all changed when I started this blog. I think we have all the solutions we need available right in front of us. I started using the solutions and concepts available to create a lifestyle where my family and I become an asset to this planet. We started out with the great concept of zero waste a journey we continue. Now we’ve moved on to the ban plastic movement.
There are so many movements everywhere to support plastic free ambitions! When I made my choice not to support plastic producing companies anymore I started to see them everywhere. This is really encouraging!
The movement A Plastic Planet (check out their website www.aplasticplanet.com) advocates that plastic free companies would enjoy tax reductions. Another economic incentive potentially even bigger is that we all vote for them with our money. One way of making this easier is their “plastic free aisle” where supermarkets show us customers how we easily can find plastic free solutions in the store today.
This is quote from www.aplasticplanet.com;
“In February 2018 we are proud to partner with Ekoplaza in Amsterdam to launch our first viable, scalable and, of course, highly convenient Plastic Free Aisle. Carrying the A Plastic Planet Plastic Free trustmark, this aisle will be an evolving example to all supermarkets and industry to show how a plastic-free future can look. Ekoplaza have over 80 supermarkets and have worked tirelessly to show the world how we can all change – not in 25 years, not even in 5 years but NOW.”
This is just great and something that could make it so much easier for us consumers. In this specific case they have made the choice to accept plastic made from compostable materials. The rub is that even that plastic is not biodegradable in the ocean. The ideal plastic free aisle would not contain any plastic, only glass, paper and metal containers and of cause the product would be completely plastic free too.
There is a need for easily finding the products I need without any plastic. To be able to select plastic free in the web shops and only get their choice of goods completely plastic free. Is there any such companies you know about?
There are so many ambitions out there, but I’d like to find companies that left their ambitions behind and moved on to action and accomplishment!
I hope we continue this journey to become an asset to the planet together! I look forward to see your comment on this blog!
Take care of yourself, each other and our planet.
If you would like to follow our journey from the very first day this is the first blog post on this journey:
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