A zero waste alternative to single-use bottles

A drinking bottle. Most people I know have one. You can buy different sorts, in different sizes. It’s an amazing alternative for plastic single-use drinking bottles. A reusable bottles is an item which I always carry with me in my bag, it is a zero waste essential.

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Ecosia: The sustainable search engine

This is the very first blogpost for the theme ‘What you should know’ on my blog. This post is about a very simple sustainable switch, yet it is a beautiful one! When people see me using this search engine I always get a ton of fun questions my way. I am talking about: Ecosia, a sustainable search engine.

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Zero waste handkerchiefs

Autumn has officially begun and for many of us this means sniveling and blowing our noses. And what do you use for that? Handkerchiefs (I hope)! Unfortunately a single use handkerchief doesn’t live a long life, you blow your nose once (or twice?) and hop, into the bin (often to landfill (!), because in The Netherlands handkerchiefs can’t be recycled). There has to be another way!

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Zero waste shaving

The ‘usual’ shaving blades are often single use. And where do these single use items end up? Right, landfill. That just so happens to be the place where I don’t want to see them. What’s the alternative? The safety razor, the zero waste way of shaving! Continue reading “Zero waste shaving”

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”

A zero waste alternative to cotton pads

Cotton pads. As a girl who wears make-up, I can hardly live without them. A little bit of make-up remover on there and you can scrub. But then what? Jep, after just one use these pads end up at landfill. That has to change!

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Zero waste DIY deodorant with 4 ingredients

This post is about the first step I took towards a zero waste lifestyle. I didn’t come up with this idea myself. No, it was my mom. She does not thrive to live a zero waste lifestyle and when she handed me the recipe (and made it for me), back then I didn’t either. In the meantime, it’s been a succes for over three years. Continue reading “Zero waste DIY deodorant with 4 ingredients”