La Belle et La Bœuf is proud to be a restaurant without plastic. We no longer use plastic bags, straws or bottles. All the necessary measures have been taken to replace the highly polluting material.
Marine debris, including plastic waste, is a serious threat to our oceans, lakes and rivers.
Animals can get tangled in this garbage or try to eat it, with deadly consequences. Microplastics (tiny bits of plastic less than 5 millimetres in size) can be consumed by small organisms and spread throughout the food chain.
Like climate change, plastics pollution is a global problem and requires action at all levels.
What is plastics pollution?
A significant amount of plastic pollution comes from the items we use, and throw away, every day – plastic bags, beverage bottles, food packaging, etc.
Over 8 million tonnes of plastic flow into the ocean every year. That’s like dumping one garbage truck full of plastic into the ocean every minute.
The problem with plastic…
…is that it doesn’t go away.
Some plastics are thought to stay in the environment for up to 1,000 years. During this time, they break down into smaller and smaller pieces but don’t completely disappear.
There is evidence that these small pieces of plastic, or microplastics, can be harmful when spread throughout the food chain – and can even enter our bodies through the food we eat!