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PLASTIC BAGS - THE TRUE COST
Do you take a shopping bag with you when you go to the supermarket, or do you take advantage of the free carrier bags that many supermarkets give you at the checkout?
A plastic carrier bag takes 1 second to produce , is used on average for 20 minutes and takes 400 years to biodegrade!
AVOID USING OIL BASED PAINTS
Opt for water-based painting products whenever possible. Petroleum derived, oil-based paints have a high-impact on the environment both in their manufacture and use. Water-based paint is less hazardous than oil-based paint, dries faster, saves time, and eliminates the need for chemical solvents for clean-up
HOUSEHOLD CLEANING PRODUCTS
These days, we don’t have to pollute our environment to keep our houses clean and free from harmful bacteria. There exist many different brands of environmental household cleaners which are both efficient and easy to use. Try Simple Green, Froggy, or Ecover which are all available here in Ibiza.