Old habits that conserve harmony with nature

2 de February de 2017, por em Good practices, Sustainability
Old habits that conserve harmony with nature

Not all modernity is a sign of evolution. Just as every invention does not translate into benefits for humanity. Many, on the contrary, transfer to society a very high cost, such as products that depend on a strong demand for natural resources to be produced.

Other inventions, on an even more compromising scale, concern products that are difficult to dispose of and not always possible to undergo a recycling process once their life cycles have been completed.

Complicated Recycling – In recent times, the most emblematic case seems to be that of the coffee capsules, which, in spite of the convenience claimed by its users, brought a problem to the environment.

Recent issue of Folha de São Paulo talks about the complexity of recycling coffee capsules, made with materials that are difficult to split and the high cost of recycling this type of product. As a result, the almost 8,000 tons of capsules consumed annually in Brazil will stop at the sanitary landfills, which, as everyone knows, are few and far between to meet the needs of the municipalities, as well as being overcrowded with material.

Whole product products – Considering that nature is the source of the raw material that gives rise to the products, more and more it will be necessary to consume less or, at least, to choose products that cause less impact to the environment. This is the reason why many people are adopting old and pleasant habits, such as straining coffee or paper filters that decompose easily because they are biodegradable. Around the world, there is an entourage of people seeking to adopt more sustainable practices. But for those who choose the middle ground, some cafes are offering the individual cloth strainer.

When you inquire about a product, you can see it in all its length, in the whole and in the parts, in the origin and in the tip, when it is brand new, and later when its life cycle ends and it It becomes rubbish.