Zero waste guide finished tomorrow!
The book is easy and nice to read, and even if i feel motivated to include some ecofriendly ways of living in my life, i feel like the lifestyle presented is a little bit too much.
Also, many things suggested by The author pretty much describes my lifestyle in Poland. The book is mainly aimed into Americans i think
Still, glad i read it :)
Ich LIEBE starke Frauen. 💕 Ich liebe es mich von ihnen inspirieren zu lassen, zu lernen, zu staunen, ihnen zu folgen.
Und ich bin immer auf der Suche nach tollen, starken, weiblichen Vorbildern.
Deshalb bin ich neugierig, wer DICH inspiriert und wen du bewunderst und warum?
Tagge eine tolle Frau unten in den Kommentaren, der du heute einfach einmal sagen willst, dass sie grossartig ist 😄💕💃🏼💪🏻.
Ich mache den Anfang mit @conni.biesalski , die mich dazu inspiriert hat ein selbstbestimntes, freies mindset zu entwickeln und meinen Träumen zu folgen. Danke, Conni. Du bist geossartig 💕😀.
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All of our soaps are handmade by us here in Edinburgh, UK.
We chose to avoid synthetic ingredients and only rely on natural oils, butters, essential oils and clays
Also, because we use a 100% renewable energy provider, the few electricity required in the production of our products comes from renewable resources (in our case hydroelectric energy)
Be bright - use LED & unplug. In switzerland 15% of the household electricity is used by lighting. If you exchange your bulps to LED, unplug the things you dont need rn, the environment will thank you! #zerowastehome#greenliving#bestoption
It’s really freaking cold & my nose is basically a waterfall BUT I haven’t bought a box of tissues in SIX months thanks to my reusable #zerowaste tissues. Want some too?? I’ll be adding them to the shop this week!
Today I got take out to-go in a personal container completely zero waste! I even used my reusable Bamboo chopsticks to eat it! I’m so excited, because I thought I’d get looked at strangely but the lady who rang me up just asked if I was trying to reduce my carbon footprint. The answer? YES! A zero waste win!
Shopping in bulk without packaging is the way to go!
Did you know we have saved over 45 million plastic bags from going to landfill since we started! 🙌🏼
Along with glass jars, brown paper bags and our jute bags we now have these awesome calico shoulder bags! 👌🏼🌏 (thanks for the great pic @elizabethlouisenutrition)
Got back from Copenhagen yesterday. One of the places I had to visit was @loesmarket – a completely package free shop! It was so pretty. Filled with veggies, dried goods, ready made vegan cookies and wine. Most of the produce is local, but the manager i french – so the wine of course is from France. Would love a refillable wine store in Norway, but that’s probably quite far down the road 😂 If you’re ever in Copenhagen you have to drop by this place ❤️ #zerowaste#goingsustainable
We used to use A LOT of paper towels when cleaning things up. Over the years, we’ve slowly transitioned to using rags for dusting, disinfecting bathrooms, and wiping up spills. It’s a much harder transition to make than you’d think but know that it’s perfectly okay to take your time! I use these trusty pink rags to clean up practically anything. They’ve been with me for about three years now and are cut up from t-shirts my previous work wanted to just throw away. ✂️
◾️Linsen-Liebe 💚lentil love 💚◾️🌱 packed with proteins and so yummy! Proteinbomben und so super lecker 😋 Magst Du Linsen gerne? Was für Linsen isst du am liebsten? Und in welchem Gericht isst Du sie am liebsten?
Making traditional South-African biltong(beef jerky), my kids love this treat from my childhood and its a great snack for ski trips, it needs marinating for several hours, and only fits in this massive bowl, i love this extra large cover to keep the flies off and let it marinade and breath easy🌿🌿#marinate#ecofriendly
Zero waste cleaning by 👍 📷 @happily_ever_minimal I love it💚it looks so beautiful 🌍🍒 Another great account @happily_ever_minimal for ZERO WASTE LIFESTYLE INSPIRATION. Thank you for your passion & thank you for being part of the change🙏
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I’ve been looking for an easy way to clean off my makeup before yoga and I’m excited to try these new reusable cotton facial rounds, found at Austin’s @SlowNorth. Handmade by @MarleysMonsters, I’ll be whipping up a batch of DIY makeup remover (trying @TheWildMinimalist’s recipe) to take with me on the road next week. ✨
There’s one thing I’ve learned since I’ve started thinking about my purchases and the waste my family and I are creating: slowing down, taking the time to be mindful about my choices and their impact on the world.
In 2018, my resolution is to buy new things only if I can’t repair, borrow or buy second hand. It surely takes more time than going in a shop, buy new and wait for delivery, but for me it’s a huge source of satisfaction, it’s a victory for the planet against our non sustainable linear economy.
So yesterday I sat with my daughters, they were watching a movie, and I took a small step: I finally repaired these 2 socks! 💪 I’ve been procrastinating this for months, it took me 10mn. And the best part is that my 7yo daughter wanted to do it too. After all it’s her socks 😊 and it’s a great skill to learn. Not that it’s perfectly sewed (no one will see it anyway) but why should I buy new ones and throw these away?
While I was at it, I also repaired my sister’s dog pillow bed which was spreading its foam everywhere in the house. 🎉🎉🎉 Big win!
Your turn! What new zero waste thing will you do in 2018?
Nouveau video @youtube 🌿Pour faire suite à notre blogue sur le désencombrement, on vous amène dans la cuisine de Stéphanie pour que vous puissiez voir concrètement de quoi ça a l'air une cuisine minimaliste et presque zéro déchet! :)
C'est notre premier vidéo YouTube!! Abonnez-vous à notre chaine et faites nous part de vos suggestions de thèmes pour les prochains vidéos! (Lien dans la bio) //Decluttering was our latest blog inspiration and today we bring you into Stéphanie’s kitchen so you can see firsthand what a minimalist and almost zero waste cooking environment looks like!
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Happy Monday! Let’s get Zero Wastey! *This post is not just for menstruating people’s’ eyes only. We can all learn a lil something about periods, I think🤔
12. Zero Waste Periods: Let’s talk about something half the people in the world do: menstruation! Conventional tampons are made of synthetic materials, are treated with chemicals, dyes, and fragrances, and contain pesticide-treated cotton. They are NOT something that should be placed in one of the most absorbent parts of the body. Instead, try menstrual cups, like the @thedivacup! They take a little practice to get the hang of, but you don’t have to worry about leaks, spills, or toxic shock syndrome! Alternatively, a company called @shethinx makes super absorbent period underwear! They’re a great option for menstruating people who aren’t comfortable with insertion and such🙂
13. Compostable Toothbrush: I stopped accepting free toothbrushes and floss from the dentist office, and started buying these bamboo brushes! They break down quickly, just remove the nylon bristles with pliers before composting. I also tried @lushcosmetics toothy tabs, which are basically little dots of toothpaste, and the container is recyclable!
14. Homemade Cleaning Stuff: I’m convinced that you can clean anything with baking soda and vinegar. I use a spray bottle with 1 part vinegar, 4 parts water to clean pretty much everything in my house. Into a reusable spray bottle it goes! Vinegar is a much safer alternative to bleach, but it doesn’t disinfect. I keep a mason jar full of vinegar and orange peels to make an awesome orangey cleaner, and it’s a cool way to use orange peels, & afterward they get composted😋 The compostable natural fiber brush I use for dishes gets reused even after the bristles are flattened. I have tons of old towels cut up into little pieces to clean with, and also a compostable walnut fiber sponge. For a soapier clean, I use liquid @drbronner bought in bulk!🌈
15. ZW Tissues: I found some super soft scrap material at a thrift store, cut it up, and now a jar of them sits on the bathroom counter. I wash them with kitchen and bath towels! They work great, and are a simple solution to disposable, single-use tissues!
Heute ist Montag und Tag 15 der #OUZeroWasteChallenge von @originalunverpackt und @milenskaya.
Küchenrollen braucht kein Mensch🧐
Wenn man mal ganz tief in sich geht... Ich kaufte sie früher auch, wie selbstverständlich... Küchenrollen braucht kein Mensch 🤓
Saft kippt um, Gemüse schnippeln, Fleisch trocken tupfen, Serviettenersatz, Krümel, Fettspritzer... 7 Milliarden Papier-Küchenrollen! Umgerechnet so viel Hygienepapier verbrauchen die Deutschen pro Jahr laut WWF. Ausgerollt würde das 2100 Mal um die Erde reichen. Krass, oder?
Wenn man überlegt, dass man dieses Papier meist gedankenlos benutzt und dann direkt wegwirft. Einfach so! Und es wird in der Regel auch nicht wiederverwertet 🙈
Haushaltsrollen gehören auf keinen Fall in die Papiertonne, sondern in der Regel in den normalen Hausmüll bzw. auch in die Biotonne (wenn ihr eine habt.
Die Alternative: Lappen und Geschirrhandtücher. So einfach ist das!
Auch das Bundesumweltamt sagt: Hygienepapier belastet unsere Umwelt stark... 🤭 Viel Holz
🤭 Viel Wasser
🤭 Viel Energie
🤭 Viele Schadstoffe gelangen in die Gewässer *
Care for what you love.
Our choice in separating ourselves from fast fashion, was to protect our planet and to honor the hands of those who make our products. Bringing things into our collection in an intentional + conscious way, we feel is our responsibility as a brand.
The impact a product has on the environment though, doesn’t just stop at production + distribution. We all have a responsibility as consumers to take ownership of our items. To care for them in a responsible way. On our site, we give clear instructions on how to best take care of each of our products. This ensures that what you purchase has a long lifespan, so it can be enjoyed for many years to come!
No matter where your garments come from — its best for the environment (and your electricity) to wash on a cold setting and air dry (be it flat or hanging). This decreases the stress put on garment fibers + keeps dyes and prints intact longer. Even the little choices we make, like how we care for our clothing/blankets, can have a big impact on the planet! Plus, we think getting a long life out of an item is a huge bonus too 👍🏼
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◾️Plant-based dinner 🥗 ◾️ salad with quinoa, broccoli 🥦 and avocado 🥑 🌎💚🌱💚🌎 es gibt von @greenpeace.de eine tolle neue App, die Dir hilft pflanzliche Lebensmittel einfach in deinen Alltag einzubauen. 🌱TASTYVIST 🌱heißt die App. Achtest Du darauf, genug Obst und Gemüse zu essen? Was isst Du am liebsten?
Another weekend, another market haul (a relatively small one). A common theme in my hauls is that they don’t contain any meat (or packaging). My sustainability journey is currently shifting my diet towards vegetarian. 🌱
Although I haven’t been taking part in Veganuary it has been interesting talking with people I know doing it and how it is helping them realise other aspects of sustainability in their lives such as waste 🤔
It’s a great way to start the year and similar to completing a zero waste challenge it creates a greater awareness/ consciousness of your impact. 🌱
It is inspiring to see the amount of people taking part in this movement! Although it is often easy to be pessimistic about the environment and the impact of climate change the tide is changing and it feels like there is a shift in consciousness. I believe 2018 will be a significant year for the environment. 🌱
Are any of you doing Veganuary and if so how are you finding it? Has anyone else tried changing their diet, and if so what was your driving factor?
Pumped to be wearing all second hand clothes! Plus a handmade scarf courtesy of the best @_nik_nac✌️️Thrift shopping creates way less waste than buying stuff new, it encourages a more circular economy (woot woot), and its way cheaper (this coat was only $15!!) 💸💸
Still having trouble with second hand shoes though... a) the thought of used shoes grosses me out a little and b) I have a hard time finding shoes to fit my water ski sized feet. Any tips on where to look/shop for nice used shoes??