Take action
against daily plastic waste

In order to have less and less waste in our daily life, we must first change our consumption habits. Several alternatives were proposed to you in the previous pages (kitchen and bathroom), but there remains items that cannot be replaced, so what can be done about them?

It is possible to use companies that specialize in waste recycling.

TerraCycle is an innovative recycling company that has become a world leader in the treatment of hard to recycle waste. It is present in 21 countries and is committed to more than 60 million collectors.

TerraCycle has recycled billions of pieces of wastes.

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Eco-mobilier offers solutions to individuals and professionals who want to get rid of their furniture.

Stop getting rid of it in the middle of nature and discover the structures of the social and solidarity economy on their map, or in the worst case, the nearest recycling centers.

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But before sending everything to these companies, you can find a few more innovations to help you replace or properly recycle your garbage bags, cigarettes and batteries.

Remove plastic bags

Million plastic bags are used in the world every minute, and each of these bags can take up to 1000 years to decompose. Some countries prohibit single-use plastic bags, others discourage their use by the introduction of taxes. How can we replace them in everyday life?

Reusable bag

Kind Bag fights against plastic waste by transforming used plastic bottles into reusable shopping bags (6 bottles for one bag).
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The Organic Company is a Danish company which offers you a very large choice of bags and towels made of organic cotton and is GOTS certified.
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“Dans le sac” offers you a set of reusable handmade bags: mesh bags for your fruit and vegetables, bread bags, shopping bags…
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This alternative to plastic bags also offers: tote bags, cosmetic bags and professional clothing.
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No bag but compost

Enables families around the world to turn their waste into renewable energy. With that, you do not need a trash bag anymore.
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Zera ™ Food Recycler converts 95% of household waste from a typical family into ready-to-use home fertilizer using a fully automated process.
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Tero offers to transform your organic waste into a fertilizer for your plants and vegetable garden. The 4.5L concept will soon be on sale.
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Lombricompostage : this multi-level container makes it possible to reduce your organic waste thanks to earthworms which reject an odorless material. Apartment friendly.
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Compostable bags

BioBag offers compostable bags of all sizes and as well bags to collect the excrement of your dogs.
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Solubag invented the ecological bag which can be dissolved in 5 minutes in water. Innovation possible thanks to synthetic material obtained from calcium carbide and natural gas.
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Tipa offers packaging that is as transparent, durable and waterproof as conventional plastic packaging, but is compostable!
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Pure bag is perfect for recovering your food waste. This 100% compostable bag is made from paper and vegetable oil (not from palm oil).
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Remove pollution from cigarette butts

4,5 trillion cigarette butts end up in the wild every year – 137,000 cigarette butts per second ! It is the most common waste in the world. However, this waste is non-biodegradable. The butts thus represent 40% of the waste present in the Mediterranean Sea. Only the paper that surrounds the filters is biodegradable. The filters themselves are photodegradable and decompose into thousands of micro-plastic particles. They take up to 15 years to degrade. During this time, all the chemicals in the filters are diluted in water or spread in the soil. The butt is therefore directly involved in the contamination of soil and water, it is the source of poisoning of the environment. Without putting the blame on smokers, there are methods to help recycle them.

GreenMinded offers recycling kits and different ashtrays to help you collect and recycle your cigarette butts. Offers suitable for businesses, communities, associations and individuals.
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MéGo helps you to set up a collection system for cigarette butts and they will ensure its collection and recycling.
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Nomad Attitudd offers you a complete list of pocket ashtrays: Recycled plastic ashtray, recycled and recyclable metal.
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My Ashtray offers reusable pocket ashtrays. These fireproof pockets allow you to extinguish and block the odors of your cigarette butts.
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Remove batteries

Batteries have been considered, since the 1990’s, as hazardous waste. Each year in France, some 1.3 billion batteries and accumulators (rechargeable batteries) are put on the market. In these batteries and accumulators are plastic and paper, but most importantly many heavy metals. Batteries are typically discarded either in the trash, or left out to corrode and degrade overtime. The disposal of batteries, often through a landfill or incinerator, allow the heavy metals to seep or disburse into the ground or air. Unless properly disburse of, the harmful elements of batteries make their way back into the land, sea and the air.

Windpal, a portable, light and silent wind turbine being funded on Indiegogo. It weighs only 800 grams and has soft blades, therefore harmless for users and birds.
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A hydroelectric power station for your backpack. With only the power of the water, Blue Freedom Portable produces electrical energy, which allows you to charge your electrical devices.
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SolSource Sport is the ultimate solar portable BBQ, whether in your backyard or on your next camping trip.
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