Corona vs. Zero Waste

Unfortunately, Corona is threatening the Zero Waste movement which had been on the rise before (https://www.treehugger.com/coronavirus-threatening-zero-waste-movement-4847418). Not only single-use masks, which unfortunately many people use and even "dispose" in nature, lead to additional amounts of waste (https://www.wiwo.de/erfolg/beruf/hygieneregeln-virenangst-schlaegt-klimaschutz/25912174.html). For sake of "hygiene" many shops started to sell more disposable items again and some even banned reusable …

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Stop wasting our planet!

Do you know the feeling when you are mad about people? I don't mean being mad about a specific person, but people in general. I got mad during my morning running round today. But let's start a bit earlier... We had three free days in Berlin in a row, as we had a special holiday …

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Greenwashing or not?

Lately, I had some discussions with people about big companies and their sustainability efforts. After listening to the audio book to the book 'Die Diktatur der Konzerne' ('The dictatorship of the corporations') by Thilo Bode, I am even more skeptical about the balance between good and bad impacts of big companies. An example from the …

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Plastic Free July is back

This is the first anniversary of this blog - thanks to all readers! I won't start to repeat everything you have already read during the last year, but I want to start with the same topic again. The blog started with reducing waste, especially plastics, motivated by the campaign of 'Plastic free July'. Last year, …

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Your Proper Waste Management

Of course, it is best to produce as little waste as possible. This has lots of advantages, not only for the environment but also for your purse, health, conscience, etc. Listen to Lauren Singer explaining her Zero Waste Lifestyle and how everyone can reduce his/her waste and which benefits that has: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF72px2R3Hg But as long …

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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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Bulk ware is everywhere

Degree of effort: low to medium – Level of impact: medium to high Sustainability on a budget: partly approved Tasks: Look for options to buy bulk ware close to your place, workplace, gym...Challenge: Demand bulk ware offers from your favourite supermarket or reduced packaging from your favourite food product producer Background: I was told by …

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New Year Propositions

Sorry for the long break! I hope that you all had a good start into the new year and enjoyed the holidays. Before I am going to start with the usual format next week again, this one is a bit different. Are you making New Year propositions each year? Do you stick to them? I …

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Christmas – trees and more

Degree of effort: medium – Level of impact: high Sustainability on a budget: approved Tasks: Get a sustainable Christmas tree alternativeDon't stress over presents, it's time for family and friends, not shopping crazinessMake presents (and cards) yourself Background: Lately, there was Black Friday taking place, which is stemming from the US and makes people crazy …

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Advent is coming

Degree of effort: low/medium – Level of impact: medium/high Sustainability on a budget: approved Tasks: Do not buy a conventional advent calenderBuy a more sustainable alternativeOr better: make one yourself sustainable and waste-reduced or Zero Waste Background: Advent and Christmas are coming soon - in my neighbourhood the Christmas market is currently being set up. …

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