Plastic, no thanks!
We need much more than a single “antiplastic” day to realise this!
Do you know the eighth continent?
This is what we call the plate of millions of residues accumulated in the Pacific Ocean. It was in 1997 that the oceanographer Charles J. Moore discovered this large artificial territory of detritus.
Too many scientific studies ask us to participate in order to slow down this catastrophe. Today, this continent of garbage is three times the size of France and it is estimated that 8 million tons of plastic waste is thrown into the oceans every year.
The worst thing is that these plastics degrade into small particles that are absorbed by fish and various living organisms that contaminate the entire food chain.
Not to mention the heavy metals they contain and other persistent pollutants.
This soup of plastic strewn with large pieces scattered and extremely difficult to recover.
— Patrick Deixonne puts it perfectly: "This is an ecological drama that must be stopped immediately, because in less than 30 years, all animals will have ingested plastic and once we have killed the ocean , we can no longer turn back.”
— And Maria Fernanda Espinosa specifies, “We find microplastics in table salt, in fresh water and it is believed that every person on the planet has plastic in their body”.
It is a real suffocation of biodiversity!
Many approaches are proposed, but we will have to act quickly to introduce significant change, because it is a scourge for the climate, ecosystems and our health.
As part of World Environment Day (June 5): #lePlastiqueNonMerci
I remember hearing the Minister of Ecology talk about the efforts we all have to make, but their cowardly attitude towards lobbies is depressing.
I expected a little more drastic resolutions such as creating a packaging tax. Instead of repressing customers with bonuses, why not invent a weight/packaging ratio on everyday consumer products?
If the manufacturer wants to overpack his articles, it is his choice and he has his reasons, but then, that they are more expensive by this tax. Instead of having a punitive and unfair VAT (that's another debate, I know…) on all goods... Why not encourage those who package less or very little?
For example, when you buy Cookies in bulk rather than a packet of cookies all wrapped in 2 or 3 units, it should be cheaper per kilo. We have to get used to looking at the price per kilo of food.
Every time I see that it is less expensive to take 3 bags of 2 slices of ham than a single batch of 6, I come across my bqc·point bqc 143·!
It's crazy, right? Buying plastic is cheaper than pork! And there are plenty of examples like this on the supermarket shelves.
Giving objects a second life is called practicing the circular economy!
Since 2002, we have been recovering boxes, etc. that are meant to be thrown away.
… after that rant…
I wanted to explain to you the reason why we recycle used packaging to send our packages. Many of you congratulated us when you received your package of multireflex tools wrapped in old newspapers and a box of cereal or computer parts.
This allows us to be truly eco-responsible and to maintain fair prices.
And it is to be even more consistent with this environmental approach that we manufacture multireflex tools with noble and natural materials [see the page about manufacturing].
No, it's not a fad!
Not only are ecological instruments more beautiful, but the vibrational frequencies of living materials such as horns and wood are unmatched by plastic. Not to mention the biological properties of the horn.
Ecology in all this?
Well, the fact of not using plastic for our tools and not excessively consuming synthetic and new packaging means that we do not encourage production.
In addition, the horn and wood are biodegradable and no animal is raised for its horns, which we collect from the traditional agricultural subsidiary before they leave to make fertiliser.
Consistency is key
We cannot claim to exercise a natural method of care that helps everyone to pollute less (since consuming drugs contaminates the water) while using instruments that push the industry to manufacture more dangerous synthetics.
Enhance your therapeutic gestures by using living materials.
Participate in the endless catalogue of eloquent testimonials about these superb jewels of health and well-being.
Let's go further!
Regarding the paper. I know that many of us still have typical 20th century reflexes.
We have our habits for learning: paper, pen that we chew (again plastic!) and pages that we leaf through.
But studying is not like reading a novel on a quiet beach when the lapping of the waves meets the last rays of the sun.
To study well is to take notes, it is to understand and not to remember (unless you are doing law). And frankly, friends of the 20th century, let's make a little effort by bringing our little yin-yang hammer to hit bqc·point 103· and discover the wonderful world of computing.
It gives us such great learning opportunities that I would need more than 3 superimposed screens to unfold them here.
Studying with your iPad is a great way to save a lot of paper, carry little weight and above all get a much more efficient approach to expressing all your talent as a skincare creator.
This was one of the motivations for developing the Faceasit app. We had already written the books (ABC du Dien Chan at Edt. Grancher for the French version), so we needed an educational medium that would allow Dien Chan enthusiasts to always have an inexhaustible source of inspiration at their fingertips in a briefcase.
Published in 2013 in the AppStore (the Apple App Store), I presented it to the Canadian Association of Reflexologists (ACR/RAC) in 2015.
Many North American professionals have installed it in their iPads and I warrant you that the average age of our reflexologist friends in Canada is the same as here in Europe.
It was such a success that in 2019 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, this same great association rewarded us with the award for innovation in reflexology during their annual congress.
The Faceasit'clinic application has now become the essential tool to express all your talent as a therapist in Dien Chan.
... and today?
We continue our action to respect the environment by avoiding plastic materials and are working on new prototypes to improve our production; never at the expense of quality, because we want to remain artisanal and sustainable.
We are in discussions with certain shops to recover their boxes destined for the trash and only publish booklets in PDF format so that you can consult them on the screen of your choice.
We originally intended to print a book on Chan'beauté, but the ecological and economic cost penalised our readers.
In the end, this project turned out to be a winner, because it allows us many more possibilities.
And as the success is there, we continue in this direction by working on beautiful free updates for all those who already have it.
So let's stay in touch, avoid plastic and dienchannely yours,