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Is Trading Environmentally Friendly? - Zero Waste Nest

Is Trading Environmentally Friendly?

You’re taking care to lessen your environmental impact of every aspect of your personal and professional lives — if you’re considering trading, you might be wondering how that stands up.

Trading hasn’t faced as much scrutiny from the green movement as other parts of the finance world, but that doesn’t mean that trading has no environmental implications.

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5 Staycation Destinations in the U.K.

Getting away from home without having to jump in an airplane is becoming more of a normal thing to do, and that is FANTASTIC news, considering the devastating impact flying has on the environment. Far from us the idea to blame air travellers for global warming — it’s all really team work.

Now for the good news — if you live in the United Kingdom, time to rejoice! It’s absolutely filled with fascinating history and lush nature. So, travelling to see the World? Yes! Flying to get there? It doesn’t always have to be.

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We Found Travel/Produce Bags that Plant Trees

Did you know that the vast majority of the 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic ever produced — 79 %1has ended up in landfills or scattered all around the world?

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1. Production, use, and fate of all plastics ever made, Roland Geyer, Jenna R. Jambeck and Kara Lavender Law, 2017

6 Innovative Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint - Zero Waste Nest

6 Innovative Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

With climate change affecting people all over the world, you may be wondering how you can reduce your carbon footprint – your amount of carbon dioxide released by what you consume. Scientists say that reducing carbon footprints can quite literally save lives, but what’s the best way to do it in a world where you need to get around, eat food, and wear clothes? Read on to find six innovative ways you can reduce your carbon footprint daily.

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17 Tips for Low Waste Living as a Student - Zero Waste Nest

17 Tips for Low Waste Living as a Student

In this guide I’m going to cover how you can live low-waste as a student, saving the earth without breaking the bank. Zero-waste is often thought of as a pursuit reserved for the well-off. With plastic-free products coming at a premium. Im here today to tell you that doesn’t have to be the way, following these 17 simple actionable tips today could seriously reduce your waste and possibly save you some pennies too!

Let’s get started!

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5 Tips for Minimalist Living - Zero Waste Nest

5 Tips for Minimalist Living

Time to take your Marie Kondo-ing to the next level. The latest binge-worthy Netflix series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, has viewers in fits and starts of decluttering. Secondhand shops say they’re swamped with donations. I could barely get through the doors of several consignment shops in my city before being turned away, with an apologetic ‘we’re not taking anything, we have too much stuff!’

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Reduce, Reuse, REPAIR, Recycle - Zero Waste Nest

Reduce, Reuse, REPAIR, Recycle

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.

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Eco-Friendly Yoga Guide

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.

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Green Energy Suppliers

5 Green Energy Suppliers (U.K.)

I believe living sustainably requires to adopt a holistic approach (or is well, doomed). That means, being zero waste and reducing the visible amount of rubbish we produce is great and is one thing but, what about the rubbish we produce we do not see? Like… the one in the air. Or the one produced for us to be able to switch on lights in our homes? Choosing a sustainable energy supplier may not be as glamorous as walking around with beautiful reusable coffee cups but guys, it is just as important.

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By Julentto

7 Tips to Travel Zero Waste

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.

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By Marten Bjork

What is GDP and how it is helping our planet — or not

The Lost Economist ep. 1Key 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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Zero Waste Groceries

Online Grocery Shopping, in (Zero Waste) Style!

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..

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Christmas is coming

Christmas is Coming: Have You Got Your Wish List Ready?

…in order to get only what you wish for, and not what you don’t.

Christmas always means two things to me: a lot of excitement, but also a lot of frustration. It’s that time of the year the general common sense awkwardly says “buy a little crappy plastic something” instead of not buying anything at all because a) that person genuinely doesn’t need anything or b) you never took the time to mindfully listen to what that person likes and is interested in.

I hope I did not spoil the fun, as I love that period of the year where it’s cold outside (at least where I live) and we all gather around food with family and friends. So here’s what I’ve been doing those last years to minimise the frustration due to unwanted gifts and wasteful wrapping of things.

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How to deal with junk mail

How to deal with junk mail

It can be quite frustrating to have all your zero waste hacks and tricks in place and then feel like your efforts are ruined by a big pile of junk mail. Because yes, some brands haven’t fully realised it’s 2017 which means that paper advertising is a bit out-of-date as well as a huge waste of paper (not to mention those who send useless plastic goodies in them).

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