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The market Ekoplaza Amsterdam, pioneer in removing plastics


The fight against plastic and more sustainable ecosystem accelerates its march. Of all waste generated, it stands as one of the most dangerous for the environment. Bag use days are numbered and containers even appreciate today because we perceive as a part of the product will soon disappear. Conventional supermarkets will give way to ecological. He first in Europe to open its doors has been Ekoplaza, located in Amsterdam, which has opened a corridor "no plastic".

Buy not lead us to our home or business waste is already possible. In this line, the Dutch market Ekoplaza plans to expand its line corridors "no plastic" to 74 their shops. In this corridor there are almost 700 products, from all kinds of vegetables and fruits to dairy, chocolates and meat. A bid to buy the natural, the originality, without preservatives, colorants, synthetic flavors or odors and artificial.

The only alternative to solve this problem is to reduce production and recycling. Since mid-twentieth century began producing large-scale plastic, They have discarded 6.300 million metric tons, of which only the 9% It was recycled and 12% -the cremated only way to permanently get rid of plastic-. The rest are still scattered landfills and oceans worldwide.

This explosion of measures against hiperpresente material on our daily consumption of products coincides with the proposal from the European Union for all recyclable plastics and packaging 2030, following the disposal of 2015 for the gradual elimination of free single-use bags, and the UK food halls to create "no plastic" in supermarkets the style is in Amsterdam.

In Spain, There are many shops where the customer can buy in bulk packaging avoiding harmful. They proliferate especially in cities such as Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia, where you can buy everything from food to hygiene products through condiments and beverages. This tendency to replace plastic bags for single use recyclable, In the first instance, and gradually eliminate the latter will change the way we relate to the packaged product-and either a supermarket or a restaurant- as we know it today. However, as in the new hall "no plastic" Ekoplaza, the products will be wrapped in a material that looks like plastic but it is not.

Against the straws in restaurants, bars and cafes

There are many cities in the United States who have already taken action against plastic products posing a serious threat to the planet. It is the case of plastic straws, whose use has been banned or restricted in restaurants, bars and cafes in various parts of the West Coast, which often they end up on beaches. Both straws or stirrers and other utensils used with drinks have a very short shelf life and, Nevertheless, They are almost impossible to eliminate waste.

For this reason, action is being taken against their use grow exponentially as supporters and advocates of the same. and Seattle, for example, last year successfully launched the industry-led campaign, “Strawless en Seattle, to raise awareness of the need to remove any plastic tool in food and feed business. An anteroom of the ban that the city will launch later this year on this type of highly polluting products, and it emerges as a stream which inevitably will reach Europe.

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Article by the editorial team of DiegoCoquillat.com. It has professionals both in the field of hospitality, gastronomy and tourism, and new technologies and innovation.


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