Bea Johnsons 5 R's of Zero Waste
If you are just about to start to reduce waste and live a more zero waste lifestyle it can get overwhelming in the beginning.
How to do it, where to start, how to take control over your consumption....
The "5 R´s of Zero Waste" from Bea Johnson (Zero Waste Home) makes it a little easier in the beginning.
26 eco friendly mothers day gift ideas
It is Mothers day next week.
Like valentines day, easter, Christmas, birthday it's another day where a lot of people spend a lot of money for a lot of gifts to show some love. Including a lot of waste mostly.
The gift itself might come in a package, theres another gift wrapper around (mostly single used), then maybe a ribbon, a card in an envelope and when you bought it it has most likely been in a plastic wrap too... Flowers mostly grown in a different part of the world... Chocolate in packaging plus plastic wrap...
We can do better :) and we can do it even more personal, maybe self made and with a huge portion of love. Because you can't buy happiness in a store!
Let me show you a few ideas.
Which sunscreen is REALLY Reef Friendly and Biodegradable?
A couple of months ago I heard about reef friendly sunscreen the first time. I grew up close to the baltic sea but not close to a coral reef, and I haven't heard about that sunscreen is dangerous for the coral reefs before.
I was worried when I read about this danger, but quickly I researched there are many reef friendly/reef safe claimed sunscreens on the market already.
Only to discover some of them still use harmful ingredients in their products...
4 good Reasons to switch to a Menstrual Cup instead of using single use Tampons.
These are some tips for all the humans having their menstruation regularly. Have you ever made the math how many tampons or pads you used since you started to become your menstruation?
How small changes in your daily practice can have a big Impact: 8 Tips for Businesses
Did you know that straws and cups and plastic cutlery and styrofoam container are found daily on beach clean ups around the world?
A lot of people don't know or are not thinking about how or that their habits can influence the environment.
Most people are so used to straws and plastic cutlery because bars provide these even without asking for need. If we cant reach some of the customers, we need to reach the business owner or manager in shops, cafés, street food counters, markets, etc.
Besides using green energy, using organic produce, selling eco friendly-local.organic products you can do a lot more....
5 Alternatives to Single use Plastic Straws
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A Straw. Made of a non renewable resource called fossile fuel. Made to be used for only a few minutes, last in our environment forever....
Plastic Free Vegan Corn flour Banana Pancakes
While traveling to new places you sometimes realize they don't have your favorite breakfast ingredients without plastic packaging, so what I do? I look around, find alternatives and create something new :D In Mexico I couldn't find oats without plastic. This made me find corn flour and I create corn flour banana pancakes and savory flat bread.
Whenever I arrive in a new City I google: Zero Waste Store, Recycling, farmers markets, Clean ups, etc...
When I arrived in Playa Del Carmen Mexico I found a regular beach clean up, but nothing about recycling. I guess because my spanish is not good enough.
But a coffee shop owner told me about Parque La Ceiba, and that there is a recycling drop off 3 times a month.
So I wrote them and made an appointment with Isabel to talk about the Parc and their projects. They actually just had their 10th anniversary (March 2018).
Plastic Free Travel in Mexico
So we finally arrived in Mexico 3 weeks ago. First week we explored Mexico City, stayed two nights in Cancun and now since two weeks we are in Playa Del Carmen. It is a very touristic town, but we are enjoying good internet;), the heat, the tropical rain. Eating yummy tacos and drinking fresh delicious juices. Meeting a lot of friendly and likeminded people. Doing Beach Clean Ups and watching pelicans who are diving for fish.
Another trip that shows me just how important it is to reduce our plastic consumption. To see the masses of people on the beach where turtles used to lay eggs is disturbing and sad, but that's something I can't change...
6 tips for Less waste in your Bathroom
Look around your bathroom....Do you still have a lot of Plastic Bottles standing around? Shampoo, Conditioner, body lotion, toothpaste, make up removal, hand soap......etc...
And what about single use items? Make up removal pads, tampons, q-tips with plastic shaft, etc.
Don't get frustrated, the good news? There are heaps of great Alternatives out there for a Zero Waste/ Plastic Free bathroom.
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Hi my name is Jule
I am a nature and ocean lover. A passionate runner and minimalistic traveller. On this blog I share my experiences, thoughts and ideas about the "sustainable lifestyle" and how you can stick to this while traveling.
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