Chapter 5: Waste Management / Circular Economy

After years of plogging, I can enjoy jogging without seeing any trash around me. This is due to various reasons. Firstly, people care about nature and beauty and therefore do not dump things anymore. Secondly, with public clean-up days involving all citizens and many ploggers, the already existing trash was collected. Remaining garbage dumps have …

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Get into the Loop…

This week I will provide you with short news from the world of Circular Economy and sustainability. First: Big consumer good companies together with logistics and other partners are going to launch the 'Loop' programme in Paris and New York to reduce packaging waste. The companies (such as Procter & Gamble, Nestlé, PepsiCo, Unilever, Mars, …

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Sparks of hope?

This post will be slightly different than the others. I gathered some positive information on the progress of evoiding plastic waste & microplastics and want to share them with you. My sparks of hope are: Afroz Shah (India) managed to clean a beach in Mumbai in the course of three years, with only little help …

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Sustainable Washing 2

For everyone who has not read part I yet: https://cathagoessustainable.wordpress.com/2018/08/16/sustainable-washing/ Degree of effort: low – Level of impact: medium Tasks: Collect some chestnuts and wash your clothes with them (see below) More effort: Make chestnut powder for the rest of the year Challenge: Try different ways of sustainable washing - Which one is your favorite? …

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Sustainable washing

Degree of effort: medium – Level of impact: high Tasks: Purchase basic ingredients (if not done after the last post) Make your own detergent (powder or liquid) Use alternatives for fabric softener and stain elimination Try to make your washing sustainable with sustainable detergent, low doses, low temperatures and drying on the line Get a …

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