mein ökologisches Lieblings-Produkt!
My favourite ecological product are cloth bags. I still remember when I saw these reusable cloth bags on sale in a German supermarket for the first time. I found they were a wonderful product. At the time in my home country, you could only buy disposable plastic bags in supermarkets – if you were an eco-friendly person, you could choose paper bags – but no cloth bags. When I saw them, I thought they must be introduced in my country as soon as possible.
Since then, I always bring one of those cloth bags with me. It can be folded very compactly so it doesn’t need much space in my backpack and whenever I need some bags, I can just take it, easily unfold it and use it right away. It’s much more durable than plastic or paper bags so I am able to carry much heavier stuff, such as wine bottles. It’s made of cotton so when it gets dirty, I can just easily throw it into the washing machine and it becomes clean again.
It can be fashionable as well. In these days, many people, like hipsters, use cloth bags not only for carrying groceries but also as a fashion statement. You can find countless beautiful cloth bags in all shapes and colours.
meine größte Versuchung!
Few years ago my boyfriend bought me a SIGG bottle after I had told him that I feel somehow guilty buying so many plastic bottled drinks everyday. It’s a Swiss made, reusable aluminium bottle and 100% recyclable. Being made of aluminium it’s much more polluting to manufacture it than a plastic one, about 50 times, but the goal is to use it several times more than that, and I certainly did by carrying it everyday since years.
As said I’ve been using it to carry water or tea but I still can’t help buying plastic bottled drinks because there is no way to buy some drinks, such as Cola or sparkling water, without using getting them in plastic bottles. I could live without drinking these carbonated drinks but who can say no to a freezing cold bottle of soda in a hot summer day? I’ve read that some cities in Australia and in the USA have decided to ban selling plastic bottled drinks but as long as I don’t live in those cities, it would be very difficult for me to stop buying them.