- Water: better than tap water
The marketing of minerals, which aims to sell what each of us can get from the house tap, uses slogans that have little scientific validity.
For example, what concerns the shortage of sodium: water is not the main source of sodium in our diet and that poor in sodium is actually indicate donly for those who have specific diseases, for example kidney
As for purity, the bottled mineral water test confirms that, in reality, bottled water is not always as perfect as advertising would suggest.Without underestimating its direct environmental impact, linked to packaging to be disposed of and transported, almost always on wheels.
- We defend the air we breathe
Air pollution is at the base of many respiratory, cardiocirculatory and some cancers.If on the industrial activity, the first major cause of pollution, the individual citizen has very little say in the matter, on the domestic heating and on the traffic everyone
can give his own contribution.
Energy saving is the first countermeasure to be taken to
combat harmful emissions: improving the insulation of the house,
optimizing the use of heating, using it less and better, being satisfied with a reasonable temperature (18-20 ° C) and avoiding waste . To reduce the use of the car and – as a result – there is no shortage of alternatives even in traffic, now between public transport, bicycles and electric cars, all it takes is a little will.
- More respect for the environment, even at the table
At the table, the healthiest choices for us are also the most environmentally friendly.
We respect the food pyramid and we prefer fresh food, which does not come from too far. What we eat determines our well-being and that of the planet directly.
Cutting meat consumption by 50-70%is good for health, because it reduces the risk of some cancers, of cardiovascular diseases and significantly reduces our ecological footprint on the planet, since animal farms are responsible for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions.
Better to limit simple sugars and prefer whole grains, legumes and five portions of fruit and vegetables, preferably grown near us, in order to avoid the environmental impact of the movements.
- Less waste, we reduce waste
Thinking about the amount of waste we produce, right from the moment of spending, is already a good starting point.
Often, in the face of the convenience of disposable packaging, of a single portion, an attractive packaging, the weight of the disposal of packaging waste leads us ever further away from the objectives of reducing emissions and negative impacts on the climate.
How to reduce food waste?
Simple, just organize in advance:
planning purchases based on our actual consumption
and weighing the importance of packaging in our daily purchases.
- Long life to durable goods
Choosing an appliancewith good performance and low consumption
is now possible, thanks to our tests on different types of products.
Keeping it in good condition and using it at its best
are then the actions that are up to the individual to prolong his working life.Better to resist the calls of marketing that would lead us to the impulsive purchase of the latest smartphone model.
Rather, we are committed to using our appliances correctly to ensure their functionality and remember that there are specific procedures to
properly dispose of appliances at the end of their lif.
For many appliances and objects that we do not use,
the sale of used equipment it is a good alternative to make them last longer: in this way the life of a product is prolonged, the exploitation of resources for the production of the new is avoided and one actively participates in the circular economy.