How to ease into a zero waste lifestyle successfully

The zero waste lifestyle is growing in popularity. Though it might seem new and innovative in some ways, it’s actually rather old-school. Plastics weren’t always as common as they are today. Currently, the average person in Europe sends around 160 kilos of packaging to the landfill every year. That includes all packaging material, but plastic is the worst culprit of all. Plastics are so ingrained into our current society that it can seem impossible to cut them out of your life completely. But making a change for the better doesn’t have to be difficult! Taking things slowly and changing your…

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Zero waste lifestyle: is it difficult?

When discovering the zero waste movement for the first time, it can be quite overwhelming. The term ‘zero’ in particular can seem a bit daunting. How on earth can a person produce zero waste?!   Not about 'zero' A while ago, had a peak at some popular zero waste pinterest accounts. On one of them we saw someone promoting zero waste floss. 'How amazing!' we thought. 'We have to check that out!' So, we clicked the link and read the blog post, excited to learn more. The article explained the ins and outs of a little electric gadget that cleans your…

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Zero waste lifestyle: why we started

Since July 1st, we have shared other people’s stories about their zero waste lifestyle. We ourselves have been talking about the ‘why’ behind our own journey over the past few weeks. And it is about time that we share the reasoning behind our zero waste journey with you!   We learn as we age Though we haven’t really focused on reducing our waste for a very long time, we have made many sustainable choices for a few years now, and are heavily invested in our environment. Hence, we both chose studies focused on our environment at Wageningen University, better know…

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The zero waste adventures of: Shia Su

Plastic free july may have stopped, but we're not done yet! Its time for episode 6. We love that so many have taken the time to write something for us to help inspire anyone thinking about starting with their zero waste adventure. This time it's a little different. Instead of a story written by our guest, we've asked Shia Su - maybe better known by many as Wasteland Rebel - to answer a set of 5 questions for us. Don't worry though, as it's still focused around the same topic as all of our previous stories. We hope you'll like…

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The Zero Waste Adventures of: Eco Engineer

We're nearing the end of plastic free july already. It's time for episode 5 of our zero waste series. Today we have our first Dutch contributor! During her years in college studying product engineering, Juliette became more concious about her consumption habits. She slowly moved towards a more sustainable lifestyle and shares her story about this adjustment with us today! All photography rights belong to Juliette. Here's what she has to share: Hi! I’m Juliette. At the moment, I live in The Netherlands. I finished college here, I majored in Product Engineering. Since I was a child, I’ve always been…

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How social pressure can affect zero waste and healthy living

You have plans to visit someone at their house in a few minutes. Be it a good friend, or someone you’re meeting for the first time. So you take off and travel to their house. The first thing you hear is: ‘Hey, come on in! Would you like something to drink, something to eat?’ One of the first things people tend to do, is offer you something to eat and drink. It probably isn’t said right away, depending on your relationship of course, but it often comes up during first few minutes after arriving at someone’s home. It certainly comes…

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