Goal 5

It is almost impossible to imagine a life without plastic, given its ubiquity. Although a practical alternative on many occasions, plastic does not come without problems. Chemicals that are released from plastic materials and end up in the human body as micropla- stics are a health risk. The risks of improper use and disposal of plastic for the environment and human life are devastating. This needs to be kept in mind when dealing with plastics.

Facts and Figures

Annually approximately 500 billion plastic bags are used worldwide. More than one million bags are used every minute.

About 8 million metric tons of plastic are thrown into the ocean annually. Of those, 236,000 tons end up as microplastics – tiny pieces of broken-down plastic smaller than your little fingernail - which may also end up in our food.

On average, the per capita consumption of plastic in North America and Western Europe is 100 kg, while it is 20 kg in Asia.

Tips for Ramadan and Beyond

Amanah’ cloth bag

NourEnergy’s ‘Amanah’ cloth bag from organic cotton, with a FairTrade certification. A environmentally friendly unique specimen. Get in touch at info@nour-energy.com if you are interested.

Nachhaltige Stofftasche
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Liste und Karte aller verpackungsfreien Supermärkte in Deutschland
www.utopia.de/ratgeber/verpackungsfreier-supermarkt

Produktinformationen plastikfreie Vorratsbehälter
www.utopia.de/ratgeber/plastikfreie-brotdosen-brotboxen- edelstahl-glas-holz

Trinkflaschen
www.utopia.de/bestenlisten/bpa-freie-trinkflaschen

BUND
Achtung Plastik! Chemikalien in Plastik gefährden Gesundheit und Umwelt.

Plasticontrol
www.plasticontrol.de