I’m writing this post while listening to relaxing music with sounds of birds, a flowing river and a harp. This is at odds with what I want to share.
It is clear that these events are caused by human activity and affect all regions of the world. No one is safe anymore. Even in our quiet suburbs where we don’t see any change. When an earthquake hits our house, when a torrential rain floods our basement or when a sudden tornado surprises us, nothing will be able to stop the forces of nature.
More than ever, we need to reuse more and recycle less. It is essential to think about our real needs in order to reduce our consumption. Why reduce recycling? Because these materials required extracted raw materials that are polluting. Because the transformation of these various materials requires the use of different energies.
But what is happening with the recycling?
In 2021, recycling must be considered as a waste because the recovery of these materials is very expensive and still has few applications. Did you know that plastic has been added to the list of toxic substances in the Annex of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA)?** With the climatic upheavals experienced this summer in Quebec, Canada and internationally, the alarm bell is ringing from the largest organizations to wake us up.
At Vert Essentiel, we are here to help you and support you in your eco-change. We help you to make practical and easy gestures because it is the responsibility of all of us! Do you know the coffee bean game? Every time you buy in bulk at Vert Essentiel, you are asked to put a coffee bean in a jar. At the end of the year, these coffee beans correspond to the number of containers saved. Why this game? To visualize the impact of this non-consumption and to be proud of it.
In 11 years, Vert Essentiel has redirected 285,572 containers from recycling by selling our products in bulk.
Now, kill two birds with one stone: Reuse your containers to have them refilled and save $ and plastic!
Here is a price comparison chart for similar products offered already bottled and in bulk at Vert Essentiel and in supermarkets.