Een alternatief voor vershoudfolie

Vershoudfolie, een van de toonaangevende (zo klinkt het zelfs nog positief, haha) items binnen de categorie werpproducten. Dit item past niet bij een zero waste lifestyle. Het idee van vershoudfolie is briljant. Houd je wat eten over, dan hoef je dit niet weg te gooien, maar kan je het later nog opeten! De uitvoering echter, is wat minder. Voor elk afval aan voedsel dat je aan voedsel (meestal kun je dat composteren) bespaart, maar je afval in de vorm van plastic (dit kun je absoluut niet composteren). Vandaag bespreek ik een aantal alternatieven. Continue reading “Een alternatief voor vershoudfolie”

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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Why most people should use reusable straws

A while back I went into the city center with some friends to get some drinks at a cafe. I wanted an ice tea and so I ordered: ‘Can I have an ice tea without a straw please?’. The waitress looked at me strange and so did my friends. But why is this so odd? Why do I need a single-use straw? For me there is no added value in this. I think it should be the other way round, people who need a straw should ask for them.

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A zero waste alternative to soap in plastic bottles

This blogpost is about soap. You can use soap for just about anything. To wash your hair or body under the shower, to shave (yes, I use soap as shaving cream in combination with my safety razor), or to wash your hands after you’ve been to the bathroom. Yet, there is one thing very special about soap. You can buy it zero waste.  Continue reading “A zero waste alternative to soap in plastic bottles”