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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Chapter 4: Consumption & Technology

In the future, people in general do not possess (a lot of) stuff anymore. They focus on buying what they really need. They have realized that pure consumption does not make happy and that the planet cannot sustain unnecessary production. Items are exchanged within communities (simple example from England: https://shareshed.org.uk/), with friends or via platforms, …

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Fast fashion vs. luxury – is there anyone sustainable?

"The major issues of fast fashion are obvious; it is a production planned for obsolescence, which all consumers have experienced after approximately ten washes with fabric fast downgrading, looking worn. By displaying great flexibility, high street, fast fashion brands are able to respond to customer preferences and trends with a few weeks of reactivity, due …

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The issue with virtual water

Degree of effort: medium – Level of impact: high Tasks: Calculate your water footprint: http://waterfootprint.org/en/resources/interactive-tools/personal-water-footprint-calculator/personal-calculator-extended/ Think about ways to reduce the amount of (virtual) water you consume Make your own checklist of consumption rules Set yourself ambitious but achievable goals - it takes time to change a habit - so be patient with yourself Background: …

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