I often get asked, “What should I do with my less sustainable things? Shall I get rid of them?” And I am always startled by that question. Buying all the bamboo things and stainless steel containers can surely be the right thing to do as some point, but only when you really need it and have examined all the other options at hand. The first and eco-est/greenest thing to do before that is to make the best use of what you already have, often by repairing things.
Going low waste has made me excited about quite unexpected things, such as loo paper.
Ever thought that the paper you wipe your bum with could actually have a positive impact on the planet and the nice folks living on it? Nah, me neither, until I came across Who Gives a Crap!
I started a regular home yoga practice around two years ago, right after deciding that working as an Android developer wasn’t for me and that I’d be way happier working on projects that actually matter to me instead of contributing to getting the CEO of a lucrative business even richer. Yep folks, that was the year I made lots of good decisions for myself!
Anyways, I got into yoga and it was love at first sight. As I was practising almost every day, it quickly made more sense to bring my practice at home instead of losing half a day commuting to a yoga studio and back.
Starting out your zero waste journey? Don’t live close to any “zero waste shop”? Here are a few websites that should help you on your zero waste journey!
Before you shop/ we strongly encourage to shop as locally as possible, to reduce the carbon footprint of your purchase.
Etsy is my go-to place for maaaany zero waste items. Why? Because it’s the perfect place to find loads of independent-run stores, giving us the opportunity to support like-minded individuals instead of big money-driven companies. And because let’s face it, it’s simply zero waste heaven!
I have a serious obsession with travelling. For me, it’s something I am always thinking about—I am constantly planning my next trip. I know I’m not alone in this—studies have shown that more and more millennials are the “travel generation”. We choose to invest more in experiences versus anything else. Our love of travelling has pushed the popularity of #vanliving and minimalism. About a year ago I decided I was going to start living a zero waste lifestyle to reduce my ecological footprint. However, right after I committed myself to this change, I also committed myself to do a bunch of travelling. I was so nervous about maintaining my new lifestyles simultaneously. Surprisingly, it was easy! Here are my tips for maintaining your zero waste lifestyle while travelling.
When it comes to skincare, we tend to believe that more is better. I’ve been guilty of it for many years (unfortunately for my skin), and it’s hard to shake off that mindset.
In my early 20s, when I was still battling cystic acne, I was using an extensive array of skincare products. None of them helped my skin, to say the least. To make matters worse, my skin was looking dull and old no matter how many expensive products I tried.
Now, in my 30s, I use only a handful of natural skincare products and dare I say, my skin is looking more youthful and glowing than ever. Even those lines around my mouth that I had 10 years ago disappeared.
How did I do it? I simplified my skincare radically, but in a smart way. When I finally stopped fighting my own skin and started listening to it, it was leading me toward gentle, natural and minimal skincare. Like it was saying: Just trust me on this. Today, I want to show you how to easily embrace a low or zero waste skincare routine, while keeping your skin looking its best.
The Lost Economist ep. 1 — Key decision-makers in the fight against climate change discuss our collective future in the language of political economics. To take back control of our planet each and every citizen needs to be able to decipher this code, put an end to fake news and see the light behind meaningless statistics. The Lost Economist is a guide to the economics of our environment – and aims to translate cryptic economics into real-world truths.
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Guys, I can’t wait any longer, I’ve got to tell you: there’s a plastic-free online grocery store that has opened not long ago AND I’m super happy AND that’s the best news the foodie trying to live a zero-waste that I am has heard in a while. *breathes*
Now that I got this out of my chest, let me tell you more about it! Pawan and Rishi, founders of this super cool business, re-shaped the Zero Waste Club into an online grocery store in January 2018 with the firm intention to make a positive difference in the way people shop for their food. I’ve made my first order a few days ago and people, I’m stoked (well, if I have to be honest they completely got my heart already when I saw they had cocoa powder)! Being able to get a few grams or kilos of so many items without a single piece of plastic is the best thing! They deliver pure goodness alllllllll over the U.K..