Sustainable living is on everyone’s lips and has many aspects. Small changes in everyday life can make a big difference and significantly reduce the burden on the environment. Reusable plastic can replace disposable plastic solutions – for example, for food takeaways, unpackaged shopping or for storing the ‘party left-overs’. But whether packed or not, it’s all about avoiding waste. And this also includes CO2-intensive food loss – for example due to improper storage.
But plastic doesn’t just come in the form of packaging. Whether it’s a lunch box, a laundry basket, a cleaning bucket or a toilet brush – it’s a real multi-talent that supports us in a wide variety of ways in our everyday lives. Its properties enable effective housekeeping and make our modern lives much easier. Meaning, plastic has proven itself completely in our everyday lives. No wonder: it is hygienic, water-resistant, light and durable.
Food storage containers keep our food fresh for longer. This makes sense, but how does it actually work? It’ s made possible not just by the colourful, smooth surface of the actual container. Special plastic fastenings ensure the necessary seal and have no alternative. They protect food from bacteria.
When kept clean, airtight and hygienic, cereals will keep for a long time. Fresh food or leftovers from the previous day can be frozen in a food storage container to eat later.
Even a meal prepared at home can be easily stowed in a bag using the right food containers. The food can later be easily heated up in a microwave oven – which, incidentally, is also largely made of plastic. Moreover, there’ s no risk of injury, because the shock- and impact-resistant plastic is virtually unbreakable.
…gets done on its own” – not quite. But plastics will definitely give you a hand – for example in the shape of a durable cleaning bucket, its flexible formability during production ensuring there are no limits to chic, ergonomic design. This means that even laundry baskets can be carried effortlessly. But that’s not all. Products made of plastic are also resistant to moisture and chemicals.
Plastic products are therefore not just sustainable and useful, they are also real eye-catchers. Stability, protection and a long service life are properties that can also be achieved by processing other materials, but their production generally involves significantly higher costs and CO2 emissions.
That’s exactly the point: use less energy, conserve resources, avoid waste – that’s the only way to live sustainably. Recycling and reuse will play a major role in protecting our world from environmental damage in the future. Recyclate is what is obtained when plastic waste is recycled and reprocessed, turning packaging waste back into an ecological quality product. The guiding principle is to minimise packaging waste, avoid disposable products but use durable plastics. In this way, plastic can play a decisive role in making our lives cleaner, easier, safer and more pleasant. This is something we can appreciate, isn’t it?
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