THINK GLOBAL AND ACT LOCAL
Age category: 11-14
Name of Authors: Severin Larisa/Severin Matei
Coordinator: Ciomârtan Emilia
Every week-end means for us a new round of shopping-better said supply.
Theoretical, when we go shopping, we should have a written list, which includes the necesary products, feeding or nonfood that we are going to buy. This means, before shopping to make an inventory, to look into the fridge, into the storage closet, to see what we do not have.
Practically, we go as fast as we can at shopping, we take with us 2-3 bags, following to see there what are we going to put in the cart. If there is a day when almost everyone get the salary, we will have bad luck to find a filled shop.
Then we find the importance for the shopping list, which is saving us at moments like that. Why? Because we would go at the shelves which contains the products we are looking for we would tick on list what we bought, avoiding so let is walk chaotic through the shop, and when we finally arrived home, to conclude that we did not buy what we needed.
Another big problem of shopping is that we put in the cart products that we do not need, or in canties bigger then we use.
It would be much better, by exemple, to buy as much as we use, cause we risk to throw away the produces, or they expire, or we are tired of them. We better buy 2 kilos of apple, and when we finish them, we buy others then ti buy 10 kilos that risk to ruin because they have not been consumated at the time. For all shopping we whould think same.
These problems appear amid lack of education that preveds some rules:
The budget of the family at shopping, the economy in the family`s budget, but even in the selective waste recycling.
From our opinion, there would be no solutions here, as you can see up: buy how much you need and learn to make the raport of amount - price, if you do that, you can economy. We should thinktwice before to put something in the cart, thinking that in the planet exist countries where the population has a severe shortage of water and food, and we throw it at drains and trash.
How many children from Romania sleep without wating nothing? A lot! Let`s think at them! Let`s give them some help, now, when they need it.
We must solidarity all of us for the stop of the food waste.
As a raport says of the European Comision, every year, at home, shops and restaurants and the shops from producer to consumer in UE, there are wastedup to 50% from the useable and healthy aliments, while 79 milion European people live under the poverty power, and 16 milion people get their food from social activities.
My team wants to start campaigns of fight against the waste of aliments by making flyers, banners, actions of tipe flashmob through we ask the members of our community to do not waste the aliments. We will make, as every year, actions by collecting the aliments and fruits that we donate for the center of children ,,Love and hope” and for the azile for old man.
,,Buy as much as we consume!”
,,Say NO to waste!”
,,Give, donate, but don`t waste!”