How to ditch bottled water on holidays

Another post about bottled water! I thought I’d follow up to last week’s post about a documentary that sums up the downsides of bottled water. Today I want to talk about a something that I found challenging when just started a zero waste lifestyle: avoiding bottled water on holidays.

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Saving resources with a dynamo on your bike

Using your bike instead of your car, it’s something people try to do when they want to live more sustainable. It’s a direct win, no oil or gas needs to be used and so, less climate change and pollution. But today there’s another part of your bike ride that I’d like to discuss: your lights. Because there’s even more you can save than oil or gas: batteries! By generating the energy yourself with a dynamo. Continue reading “Saving resources with a dynamo on your bike”

5 tips to shorten your shower

In The Netherlands most people use natural gas to heat up their water. And as you might know, natural gas is a energy source that is non-renewable and burning it causes our climate to warm. Since I live with my parents, I can’t rebuilt my shower so that it doesn’t use any natural gas. But what I can do is shorten my showers so that I use less natural gas. I have a few tips to do this and I want to share these with you today. Here are 5 tips to shorten your shower. Continue reading “5 tips to shorten your shower”

Zero waste (organic) make-up powder

When people look at my make-up stash, they are often quite surprised. There’s a lot of plastic in there still, you can see it yourself in this blogpost where I shared my entire make-up stash. There’s a lot of plastic because I use what I have. Before starting my zero waste journey I had a lot of make-up which I still use today. Yet, sometimes I run out of things. And then, I do buy sustainable and zero waste make-up. And so today I want to share a switch I made: my make-up powder. Continue reading “Zero waste (organic) make-up powder”

Greeting cards: a single use item I don’t refuse

Last week I told you more about the 5R’s of zero waste. The biggest part is to refuse things I said, single use things mainly. But what if there is an item that is zero waste and you just don’t want to refuse? It’s not impossible, it happens to me too. Today I want to talk specifically about a single use item I personally don’t refuse: greeting cards. Continue reading “Greeting cards: a single use item I don’t refuse”

The 5R’s of zero waste

I’ve been blogging on here for a while now, I think it’s been about three years. The starting point of this whole green and eco-positive lifestyle has been a zero waste lifestyle. It’s the thing I started blogging about at first, but over the years it has evolved into a whole different lifestyle. But, a zero waste lifestyle is still very important to me, as I thrive to live zero waste and spread this message. Recently I did a lecture about a zero waste lifestyle at my local library, talking about the base of a zero waste lifestyle. While I did that, I realized I had never talked about it on here. So, today I want to tell you more about the philosophy of zero waste, the 5R’s.

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Zero waste snack: roasted chickpeas

Snacking, I think it’s something we all do (even if you claim you don’t). I mean, who doesn’t love a sugary or salty (in my case) snack on a good movie night or get together with friends. I think snacks are essential! Finding zero waste snacks can be quite hard, if you’re tied to a ‘normal’ supermarket. But, there are tons of zero waste snacks out there and today might be just right for you. I want to share a recipe for roasted chickpeas! Continue reading “Zero waste snack: roasted chickpeas”

Why I think paper, glass and cans are more sustainable than plastic

Now that I think about it, it feel kind of strange that I have not dedicated a full blogpost to this subject. You have probably heard me say it a lot, in my weekly diaries and other posts: I prefer glass, cans and paper over plastic. Always. But why? And is that a fair choice to make? Continue reading “Why I think paper, glass and cans are more sustainable than plastic”

I’ve adopted some plants!

Over the years, my mindset has changed. I have become a minimalist. I like to own less and care less about stuff. I feel like I am on that point already. But however, I bought some things for in my room! I bought some plants! Today I want to tell you why, and how. Continue reading “I’ve adopted some plants!”

Lending things: The Book Library

Today I want to share something about lending with you. About lending books! If you’re a reader (like me) this is almost a must when it comes to trying to living sustainable. Lending is the new buying! And it should be, because it is has many benefits! Not only for the environment, but for yourself too. I have a card at the local library and I want to tell you why. Continue reading “Lending things: The Book Library”