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Tips og Tricks til å REDUSERE EGET FORBRUK AV PLAST

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Bilder av plast.etikk.kunnskap

Vårt viktigste tips er å unngå engangsprodukter og sortere ditt eget plastavfall.
Kosmetikk og- rengjøringsprodukter: styr unna plastbetegnelser som polyetylen (PE), polypropylen (PP), polyetylenterefalat (PET), polymetylmetakrylat (PMMA) og nylon.

Et sikkert valg er å finne produkter med svanemerket:
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  1. Kaffe: Unngå bruk av kaffekapsler. Dersom du er en gjennomsnittlig kaffedrikker som kun bruker kaffekapsler (av plast), bruker du 1200 kaffekapsler i året. Dersom 50% av norges befolkning gjør dette, tilsvarer det 3140 millioner kaffekapsler i året. Tilnærmet ⅔ resirkuleres eller brennes, og ⅓ havner på avveie.
  2. Tannpuss: Velg bambus-tannbørste, i stedet for plast-tannbørste.
  3. Matlaging: Bruk plastfritt utstyr i glass, tre eller stål. Varm mat i plast, forårsaker at plasten avgir ulike giftstoffer.
  4. Matoppbevaring: Dropp plastfolie. Alternativ er ulike glassbokser, tøyposer, plastfolie-erstatning av bivoks, m.m. Dette er selvsagt helt avhengig av hva du skal oppbevare
  5. Ørerens: Kjøp Q-tips med papirpinner istedenfor plastpinner.
  6. Oppvask: Dropp svamp da de avgir mye mikroplast under bruk. Velg om mulig en børste som ikke er laget av plast.
  7. Butikken: Bruk handlenett istedenfor pose, ikke nødvendig med pose på frukt og grønnsaker i løsvekt (dette må vaskes uansett), eventuelt ta med en liten tøy- eller papirpose. Kjøp løsvekt så langt det lar seg gjøre. Som søppelposer hjemme kan man bruke bioposer.
  8. Bil: Kjør mindre bil, siden dekkene avgir mikroplast.
  9. Tekstil: Unngå tekstiler av plast som akryl, fleece og polyester. Et godt alternativ til fleece er den gamle gode ullgenseren, den avgir ikke mikroplast i vask.
  10. Vannflaske: Ha alltid med egen vannflaske, helst i glass eller stål.
  11. Kaffekopp: Ha med egen kaffekopp som ikke er laget i plast – her finnes det mange alternativer.
  12. Bestikk: Ha med eget bestikk i sekken. Dette er til stor hjelp for å unngå engangsprodukter i løpet av dagen.
  13. Bæsjepose til hund: Bruk poser som er laget av bioplast. De har relativt lang nedbrytningstid i naturen, men kan kastes med matavfallet.
  14. Sugerør: Dropp sugerøret i drinken. Om “nødvendig” finnes det alternativer til sugerør i metall og tre.

Det finnes mange enkle knep for å redusere sitt plastforbruk, men husk at alt man gjør av tiltak er bedre enn ingenting! Start i det små, og bygg deg bedre.
Takk til folk fra PEK, Tromsø 😉

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Walking helps us think??

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[…] Since at least the time of peripatetic Greek philosophers, many other writers have discovered a deep, intuitive connection between walking, thinking, and writing. […] “How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live!Henry David Thoreau penned in his journal. “Methinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.” Thomas DeQuincey has calculated that William Wordsworth—whose poetry is filled with tramps up mountains, through forests, and along public roads—walked as many as a hundred and eighty thousand miles in his lifetime, which comes to an average of six and a half miles [A/N almost 10,5 km] a day starting from age five.

What is it about walking, in particular, that makes it so amenable to thinking and writing?

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Feynman learning technique

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Step 1. Choose a topic you want to understand and start studying it. Once you know what it is about, take a piece of paper and write the topic at the top of the page.

Step 2. Pretend you’re teaching the idea to someone else. Write out an explanation on the paper while you describe them out loud. Like this you get an idea of what you understand and where you still have gaps. Whenever you get stuck, go back and study. Repeat that process until you can explain it.

Step 3. Finally do it again, but now simplify your language or use an analogy to make the point. If your explanation ends up wordy and confusing, that’s an indication that you do not understand the idea well enough. If that happens go back until you have mastered it. It is the process of thinking about an idea while teaching it that make the method so effective.

Once you can explain an idea with simple language and create graphic analogies, you have deeply understood it and will remember it for a long time.

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