Waste Waning Wednesday #4

Last week was a huge success in our zero waste journey! We found solutions in the two areas that caused most of the single use plastics that entered our household. And they’re so exciting to me that I don’t feel like doing an intro. So without further ado, here’s this week’s waste waning Wednesday!    Plastic free fruit and veg boxes Leafy greens were an area where we could not avoid single use plastic since living in Ireland. The same was actually true when we were traveling through Denmark and Sweden during summer. In the Netherlands, we were able to…

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London’s first zero waste Christmas market

For many of us the most wonderful time of the year is nearing. We’re talking about Christmas, of course! The holidays are usually a period of joy and fun where people forget all the worries in the world and just enjoy good food and companionship. Sadly enough, this brings along a great amount of excessive waste. But that’s no more for Londoners. Folks over at Zero Waste Goods have organised London’s first zero waste Christmas market on December 8th to do your Christmas shopping, how amazing! All brands present at the market are dedicated to the zero waste lifestyle. They…

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Waste Waning Wednesday #3

We love our zero waste journey. Though frustrating at times, it feels good to be doing better. We’re aware of the choices we make every day. And seeing that once more we managed to write such a long weekly diary is a slice of proof to ourselves that we’ve been aware for seven more days. Every week, I’m more excited to write this post, and I’m already curious to see what we’ll have to document next! Over the past few days, we’ve been closely observing our sauerkraut, morning and night. We removed the top cabbage leaf that was pressing down…

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What is henna?

Eight years ago, I was ready for a change. I wanted to dye my hair, but didn’t want to damage it with chemical dyes. Henna seemed to be the perfect solution, and it’d give my hair a gorgeous red hue. I have used henna every couple of months since then, and will never look back. Henna really is an amazing product. But what is henna, actually? Curious to find out more about this natural red dye, I did some digging. Do you want to know what henna is made out of and what its effects are on hair and skin?…

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Waste Waning Wednesday #2

What started off feeling as a slow and unsuccessful week ended being incredibly satisfying! But before we share this week’s zero waste diary, we’re sharing an intriguing observation we made on Monday. A man was drinking a bottle of Coca Cola on the platform. When his train arrived, he flung the half-full bottle of coke in the bushes behind him and got on. Where we actively think about waste limitation and act accordingly (most of the time), this man had not a care in the world. Where we choose to drink water, indulging with an aluminum can of soda every…

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The ubiquitous nature of plastic

Plastic and microplastics are truly omnipresent. There doesn’t seem to be a place left on earth where microplastics haven’t been found. Though certainly not unexpected, the National Geographic recently reported that microplastics have been found in human poop. Looking at the habits of our current society, the outcome of the study seems an inevitable one waiting to be discovered. It was more of a confirmation of the truth we already expected. Microplastics have so far been found in all sorts of animal in the wild, so what would make us special not to ingest any? It just goes to show…

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