Waste Waning Wednesday #6

Our past week was amazing. The final day of the week (that’s Sunday for us, if you’re wondering) in particular was incredibly fun. There weren’t any specific dinners or events throughout the week, so instead we’re talking about a few things that we’ve used repeatedly over the past month or so! Enjoy what is already our sixth weekly diary.   Relaxing bath time When we first realized the apartment we were moving into had a bathtub, we visited a Lush store that same week. After settling down, we ran our first bath and plopped in a bright blue bath bomb.…

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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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Waste Waning Wednesday #1

Over the past few weeks, our lives have changed quite a bit. Our passion for a zero waste lifestyle however has remained. We have realized that options to live a life with zero waste are different in every area, and that our location influences our success. It’s not about the ‘zero’ in zero waste. What’s most important is that we care. That we put in effort to do better; any effort counts no matter how big or small it may be! That’s why we decided to write a weekly waste waning diary that we’ll share with you every Wednesday. We’ll…

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The Poop Bag Dilemma
These doggy poop bags were listed as eco-friendly, yet they are just made of plastic. If only we realized that before buying a bulk package!

The Poop Bag Dilemma

Let’s talk about poop. Dog poop. Yep, we’re doing it. Why? Because poop plays a shitty role in the life of very dog owner, and it has caused a dilemma in our lives quite recently.   Plastic waste Over the past year, we have made effort to slowly decrease our consumption of single use plastics. One month ago, we actually decided to try our best to live a close to zero waste lifestyle on the road. We have focused on limiting the amount of unnecessary waste that we produce for so long now, that poop bags frustrate us greatly. Generally…

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Microplastics: hidden everywhere

Plastics. We wrote about them a few weeks ago and here they are again. Why? You may ask. Well, because plastic is everywhere and the issues that originate from plastic are tremendous. Today, we’re delving into the subject of microplastics to learn more about the sources and effects of these microscopic pieces of plastic that fill the oceans around the world. This has lead to the ocean being known as a ‘plastic soup’. All pictures in this blogpost were kindly shared with us by beachcomber Ruth Nederveen, born and raised in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Her pictures show her passion for…

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Packaging materials: glass

In our journey towards a more sustainable lifestyle we have been familiarized with the zero waste movement. This is a very inspirational lifestyle, and reading how people have limited their waste production to such a minimum is very motivating for us to step up our game. A zero waste lifestyle however, is not exactly limited to package free items. We often see that people fully exclude plastics, whilst still buying items in glass or metal packaging. This made us interested in finding out more about other packaging materials. If you’re interested in reading up about plastics, we recently wrote a…

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