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Usbek & Rica – A few keys to a greener lifestyle!

During March, Usbek & Rica raffled off two special prizes in their lottery: Pure Pills tablets, which allow you to get homemade products in a few minutes after diluting them in a little warm water, and a ready-made garden with a connection to the house. grow.

Small daily actions account for 25% (or even up to 45% depending on behavior) of the reduction in CO2 emissions needed to reach the 1.5°C global warming limit set by the Paris Agreement. The latest part of the United Nations Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, published this Monday, April 4, also insists on the need to adapt our individual behavior to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Of course, the battle can only be won if it is fought on all fronts and if collective action is ensured, but the use of certain products already makes a difference. Our little daily activities have an impact on the environment, whether it’s cleaning, gardening or cooking. And since any action is still good, here are some tips for you to rethink your lifestyle in a simple way, for the benefit of protecting our planet and our health!

Routine #1: Kitchen

Key moments in building the day, friendly and often expected: meals. However, food is critical to the environment and environmental issues as it represents the third source of CO2 emissions for the French, after transport and housing. Limiting your carbon footprint can come with small gestures that can find their way into a sustainable lifestyle. Eco-friendly household tools and a connected vegetable garden can find their place here.

Tip from Usbek & Rica

  • eat less meat: study Naturepublished in 2019 returns to the fact that livestock alone accounts for 72 to 78% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the global agricultural sector;
  • buy in bulk, which is also 4-22% cheaper than pre-packaged, as shown by ADEME;
  • grow your own organic herbs in the kitchen, good for our health as well as for our expenses;
  • use environmentally certified and responsible products (be it cleaning products or dishes and pots);
  • limit the use of plastic in the kitchen, which makes up almost 60% of all waste generated in France each year.

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