translated from Spanish: How to live without plastic: seven tips to start a sustainable life

The development of a day of cleaning done in Arica Beach found a container coming from China. Plastic is one of the products that is more resistant to biodegradation. In fact, its decomposition process ranges from 100 to 1000 years. On the other hand, organic waste such as banana peel, for example, degrade between two to 10 days.
On 3 February this year left large trade companies give plastic bags for the start of the audits of law. This first step to a sustainable life – those who are missing several more – faced Chilean society to a daily life without a piece of plastic inside the excessive quantity of this material to be broken daily.
Camila Siles is the Manager of market Birus, a project that sells sustainable products, from cleaning utensils, food, to biodegradable brushes. Then, Siles gives us seven tips to live a life without plastic.
Use toothbrush bamboo or biodegradable brushes, as they are also known. Unlike brushes that are commonly sold in supermarkets or pharmacies showcases, these have a handle and head made from bamboo. Being made of organic material degradation process is much faster than conventional toothbrushes. They may even be in compost.
The product can be found at the following link.
Buy bulk sealed foods are the norm. And that means more plastic. Noodles, rice, quinoa, salt or sugar are products we often find packaged.
However, in the country there are various initiatives for the purchase of food in bulk.
Santiago is the store without container, located at 3620 Irarrázaval, Local 3, next to Plaza Ñuñoa. There are also options in regions. In Temuco, for example, bulk is beloved, they have an extensive list of food that is available in your Facebook page.
Use beeswax cubrecomida is recurrent use plastic films to cover food. It joins all the plastic that we have discarded after use. Another way of protecting the food are the Envuelbees, which are made from natural ingredients, which include beeswax. After use you can wash it, having an approximate duration of 60 washings.
Replace bags of vegetables and fruits while the large trade can not already deliver bags at the end of the purchase, are still using bags of this type for vegetables and fruits.
Siles mentions the counter that it is preferable to use cloth bags or any mesh to carry several units.
Use biodegradable bags bags that we use for the bathroom and kitchen are usually plastic. To finalize the use of these bags there are options compostable or biodegradable. In living green Chicureo such products they have available.
Take a tupper to a store or supermarket last tip related to bags. In shops or supermarkets, at the time of order with ham, cheese or other food, usually delivered them wrapped in plastic bags. To prevent this, it is convenient to carry an own tupper and leave the food there.
Use deodorant sustainable Science study concluded that deodorants in spray, among other products, provide both to the environmental pollution such as emissions from cars. In addition, both the deodorants in spray containers as the of bar contain plastic.
As in previous cases, this time have also emerged sustainable alternatives. Instagram account @espiritudelbosque7 sells deodorant solid without package, made from lard, vegetable waxes, essential oil of lavender, verbena, and tea tree. They also make shipping across the country.

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