Book about consumerism: The Story of Stuff

‘How our obsession with stuff is trashing the planet, our communities and our health – and a vision for change’. Yes, she immediately says the right thing huh? This is what Annie Leonard says about ‘The Story of Stuff’, this line is written on the front of the book. I read it during my holiday on Texel and I loved it! The book opened my eyes.

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How to get rid of junk mail

This week a step towards zero waste which is easy, really easy! Today I want to talk about physical mail, junk mail in particular. Household in The Netherlands who don’t take action receive 32 kilos of paper advertisements each year (MilieuCentraal)! And that’s only advertisements, no normal mail, magazines, the newspaper etc. I think it’s a lot! Too much to be honest. Luckily, you can easily get rid of all this junk mail. I’ll tell you how.

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The most sustainable tooth brush: Humble Brush

Besides going through my waste on a regular basis, I do something else to see where I can improve on zero waste. I look at my daily routines. And the second thing I do in the morning (first is peeing haha) is brushing my teeth. With a fresh mouth I start off a fresh day!

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What you should know about planned obsolescence and a must see: The Light Bulb Conspiracy

This documentary was on my list for a long time, but well, my list of documentaries I still want to see is endless anyway. The Light Bulb Conspiracy is a documentary of 52 minutes (short) about planned obsolescence. Planned obsolescence, what? Planned obsolescence of products, it exists. Even though it sounds ridiculous, it really exists.

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A zero waste alternative to baking paper: a baking mat

Sometimes my parents join me in my zero waste lifestyle. And when that happens, I love this lifestyle even more. Zero waste does not have to cost a lot of effort of money all the time, sometimes switches are quite easy! That’s why I present an easy zero waste switch to you today: a baking mat.

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