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Re: Climate change - what do you do to save the world?

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what would the german/french name be for a machine which chops up everything into small pieces which would then fit nicely in a garbage bag?
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Re: Climate change - what do you do to save the world?

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But you do that to save money . You dont do it for the climate. Using one plastic bag instead of 3 is no big deal! Its all the same weight of garbage. So reduce all this packing material of all the foods you buy. Buy loose food.Drink from the tap. Dont buy commercial soft drink crap
It is saving the environment by reducing the plastic ZuriSack.

But of course a good point, so difficult to meet though as almost everything is stupidly packed in a lot of unnecessary plastic! Even if you buy a bio broccoli it's wrapped in film foil. Wouldn't be a small sticker "Bio" enough? Or bio zuchetti? You can't buy one or two, you have to buy already packed items of 500 g...
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It is saving the environment by reducing the plastic ZuriSack.

But of course a good point, so difficult to meet though as almost everything is stupidly packed in a lot of unnecessary plastic! Even if you buy a bio broccoli it's wrapped in film foil. Wouldn't be a small sticker "Bio" enough? Or bio zuchetti? You can't buy one or two, you have to buy already packed items of 500 g...
It’s swings and roundabouts, though. They wrap some perishables to increase their shelf-life. If they are unwrapped they wilt or dry out or sustain other damage. I guess then they’d have to contend with a higher volume of wasted produce to get rid of.
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Old 09.05.2019, 19:24
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Old 09.05.2019, 22:25
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How do you manage to do that?
We try to buy loose when we can, including meats at the butcher counter that come in a bag or pouch instead of pre-packaged. When we do choose to buy something packaged, we try to pick the smallest packaging out there. Migros has a new line of packaging that's much smaller and less bulky than in the past.

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Scissors? I cut down any larger packages with kitchen shears. It doesn't take long.

Overall, I'd say I'm not very good for the planet just based on how much I fly. Part of it is for fun, but part is simply necessity. I am 5,000 miles from my closest family and Mr Wishes is too - but not in the same direction.

I recycle everything I can. A 17L bag lasts us about 10 days. I take the train to and from work and to the airport. I do eat meat, but not often and I tend to buy local whenever possible.

Also I realized today I'm not even a good recycler in that I'm not up on all the what you can and can't do. Apparently the tabs on soda cans should not go in the aluminum recycling?
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But that's not "saving the world". That's just saving money and not wasting stuff.
It used to be called 'being frugal' and most people did it. Also, we used to put the bottles out for the milkman, and earn pocket money by taking pop bottles back to the off licence.

Just read this recycling advice from the 1970s, and it hasn't half brought back some memories. My mum's dusters were sections of my dad's old vests, and the rag used for shoe polish was a pair of his old underpants. https://www.plasticexpert.co.uk/recycling-ages-1970s/
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Old 10.05.2019, 12:28
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Re: Climate change - what do you do to save the world?

The Swiss have a solution!

"Swiss start-ups hope to slow climate change with cow burps"

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/sci-tec...BGWOJPFjSR-_qY

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Old 10.05.2019, 13:05
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Ok, we are all talking about saving the world but I'm interested in what EF members actually do, perhaps also as an inspiration for others.
I abstain from living in a 1000 square meter mansion as well as from travelling by luxury yacht or private jet.
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It’s swings and roundabouts, though. They wrap some perishables to increase their shelf-life. If they are unwrapped they wilt or dry out or sustain other damage. I guess then they’d have to contend with a higher volume of wasted produce to get rid of.
Bio fruit and veg is always wrapped in a supermarket so it doesn't get contaminated with any residue from non-bio products they may come into contact with.

Seems a bit over the top to me.

Better to get organic fruit and veg from an organic farm shop where they don't need the packaging, or buy non-organic from the supermarket without any plastic.
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Bio fruit and veg is always wrapped in a supermarket so it doesn't get contaminated with any residue from non-bio products they may come into contact with.
AFAIK that's not the reason. It's about preventing people from getting expensive bio produce while paying for regular.



Coop has recently started to use other methods to label bio produce.


https://www.coop.ch/de/nachhaltigkei...-verpackt.html
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I abstain from living in a 1000 square meter mansion as well as from travelling by luxury yacht or private jet.
oh... almost forgot: I did not procreate.
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Bio fruit and veg is always wrapped in a supermarket so it doesn't get contaminated with any residue from non-bio products they may come into contact with.

Seems a bit over the top to me.

Better to get organic fruit and veg from an organic farm shop where they don't need the packaging, or buy non-organic from the supermarket without any plastic.
It was on one of those "Food Unwrapped" episodes on CH4 or the other programme with Greg Wallace, I think. The example they used was a wrapped cucumber, which will stay good for 14 days whereas it'll go soft within a couple of days if it's in the open air.

The waste food apparently is far worse for carbon emissions than the energy going into producing the plastic wrap.

I think in most supermarkets the organic stuff is in crates and not really coming into contact with the non-organic, right?
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A spokeswoman for the Soil Association claimed organic food in supermarkets had to be packaged to prevent it being mixed with non-organic varieties.
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Probably more "as well as" than "the whole reason", though?

If the wrapping has multiple reasons (shelf life, freshness, etc), surely that's a good thing?

But hey, whatevs...
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Probably more "as well as" than "the whole reason", though?

If the wrapping has multiple reasons (shelf life, freshness, etc), surely that's a good thing?

But hey, whatevs...
Sure, I guess if someone's organic runner beans are being flown all the way from Africa then they need all the protection they can get for that long journey.
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Re: Climate change - what do you do to save the world?

I am a scientist/academic - my career is based on tackling climate change.
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