What does Palm-oil and Orangutans have in common?
Palm-oil and Orangutans. What they have in common you may ask?
Since a couple of years I am trying to only buy conventional palm-oil free products. And I am not only refusing it because of health reasons, but also because of environmental issues. And it's not very easy to refuse palm-oil, because it is in just so many products (I listed a few palm oil free soaps in the shop)
But I will stop writing now and my friend Deà Starlling (Wildlife biologist and conservation photographer) will continue:
I know it is hard to dive into a new habit. But with a few tips and tricks and trying on a regular basis it will get easier and easier. Like if I remember when I started running a few years ago. First: I didn't wanted to go if it was raining, it was too early or too late... But when I put my running shoes and clothes straight in front of my bed so it was the first thing I saw in the morning, I just got up an went for a short run. And after a while it was like I missed this when I didn't go.
Same thing with shopping plastic free. In the beginning I saw all the plastic that I didn't wanted to buy anymore, and now I only see the plastic free version and I don't miss any plastic packaged food anymore. (I know it is not easy and not always possible in every country/city to avoid plastic a 100%, but after all my travel I am certain a 90% is always possible.)
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....
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."
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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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