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.
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, gluten free 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.
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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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