Homemade (low carb) Tortillas and Tortilla Chips
Some things are just impossible to buy plastic free in the shops. I couldn't find any plastic free wraps or tortilla chips anywhere.
Unless you live close to a Mexican restaurant that likes to sell you some of their homemade tortilla wraps or tortilla chips in your own container, it is impossible to get them plastic free.
So I googled and tried out a few recipes, got a few tips in Instagram and now I just make them myself.
Yes I know it is a little but more work than just throwing them into the shopping basket but it is really worth it!
Homemade sunscreen easy to make with zinc oxide
Why I tried to make my own sunscreen with zinc oxide?
I already wrote about that conventional sunscreen is dangerous for our ocean and coral reefs and ocean wild life. (Click here to get to the article)
But conventional sunscreen is also in the critics of being unhealthy for us. I am not working in a laboratory, I am not a chemist and I read a lot of different articles about sunscreens. Like with everything else some people say we should avoid them some other say they are not harmful at all.....
How to make your own beeswax wrap
Cling film or aluminium foil are common products to store food or cut veggies and fruits in the fridge, to wrap sandwiches to go or to keep flies away from salads when having a garden party (this could also easily be made with a wooden cutting board or a cotton cloth).
Plastic cling film is in many countries not allowed in the recycling bin, it will go straight to landfill, in many others it will get sorted out to get burned in the incinerator.
Aluminium foil can get recycled in many many cities around the world (just because I visited recently I know it belongs into the trash in Toronto (August2018, maybe it changes in the future).
Homemade natural shampoo: Rye flour for healthy and shiny hair
When I started to quit plastic I bought a solid shampoo bar first of all. In the beginning I found it quiet nice, but my hair was getting really dry and got more and more split ends, so I researched for more alternatives.
And I read about rye flour as homemade natural shampoo for healthy and shiny hair on many Zero Waste Blogs so I thought: Why not.
Eco friendly, Plastic Free, Sustainable, Ethical clothing?
If you want to make eco friendly choices you need to be aware of soooo much. Eco friendly, plastic free, sustainable, ethical, fair, etc... It is not easy to find the right and 100% best solution so it is again about finding the happiest choice for you.
I actually never ever thought about my clothes were made of plastic before my plastic free journey. Even though I knew Polyester is not a natural material.
Plastic Free July
My plastic free journey started 1.5 years ago.
While traveling through South East Asia 2016/2017 I became aware how huge the plastic pollution problem is. In May and June 2017 I already started to become more aware and used less plastic, but there have still been so much plastic around....
I read about "plastic free July" somewhere and this turned my boat around.
One month without using plastic. Is this actually possible?
I remember in July 2017 I have been to an event, and they had freebies (packaged nuts) and somebody said: just take it and eat it in August. And I said: but what if I just don't want to buy/use plastic after this July anymore?
And now it's been one year, without buying new plastic....
Plastic Free, Vegan Ice Cream
You scream and I scream and we all scream for ice cream :D This scene from the movie "down by law" from Jim Jarmusch is one of my favorite. And ice cream is one of my favorite sweet treat too.
But most of the ice cream comes in plastic container, in paper container with plastic lining, in plastic wrapper.
So I either opt for an ice cream shop where they sell waffle cones :) Or I make my own ice cream. Because besides the packaging, the ingredients are mostly not healthy either. A lot of sugar, color, and stuff I don't even know what it actually is.
Zero Waste Summer: Picnic, BBQ, Festivals, Parties
In summer everybody is enjoying being outside, having picnics and BBQ's in the park or at the beach.
Have you noticed the huge amount of trash being left behind after such events?
Bins are mostly too small and don't have lids so birds or the wind can take the trash easily out of there. If the bin is too full humans leave the trash just beside. Some people sadly just leave the trash on the spot when they leave the place.
So let's talk about what you can do to make summer picnics, bbq's, outdoor birthday parties more classy than trashy:
13 Tips for a more sustainable lifestyle
"A sustainable lifestyle attempts to reduce the use of earths natural resources and personal resources. Its the attempt to reduce the use of plastic and reduce your carbon footprint by using altering methods of energy, food, clothes, transportation."
Made the switch to a reusable water bottle yet?
In many countries we do have safe drinking water from tap, but many people still buy plastic bottled water. Why? I don´t know. I actually drank from tap and refilled my reusable water bottle from tap, long before I even heard about how bad plastic is. It was easy, cheaper, and tasty... Let's take a look at some plastic bottle facts and why we are better off by buying a reusable water bottle.
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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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