Zero waste essential: a reusable bag

In the past two years that I’ve been working as a cashier, I have seen hundreds, maybe thousand of plastic bags come by. It’s horrendous. People put the weirdest things in plastic. A bunch of bananas, leek or lettuce. I’ve even seen people put plastic bags around plastic bags. Really, I kid you not.

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A great organization: Greenpeace

Today I want to share more about Greenpeace. That’s because I just signed up for another activity of them which is just right for me. A big clean-up in Gouda the 4th of March! This is only my second activity with Greenpeace, but I want to share more about Greenpeace already. My view of them has always been good, even after seeing Cowspiracy where they didn’t show up in a good way. They do intend to save our planet! In June 2016 I discovered again some new information and I signed up as a volunteer. I was hooked!

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Book about longevity: The Blue Zones

Longevity fascinates me. Why do some people live 70 years? And why do others live 110 years? Some people die extremely fit still and some die in pain. How does this work? This is not a post in which I am going to tell you how you’ll live 110 years, because well, I simply can’t. But! I am going to tell you that there are ways to make sure you age in a healthy way, feeling fit. That’s what I thrive for myself (at 18 years old haha). The past few weeks I read: The Blue Zones by Dann Buettner.

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Documentary series about consumerism: De Prijsvechter

This week a must watch from VPRO. VPRO is a Dutch platform and so, this series is in Dutch. The Prijsvechter (‘the pricefighter’) is about consumerism. The fact that we buy so much stuff for so little money. And at what as expense? We live in a consumeristic society today and that’s taking it’s toll.

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How to avoid disposable (plastic) cups

No cup of tea, but a cup of party! This post is about parties. And I love parties! Parties with friends, music, drinks, snacks and a lot of fun. But! Yes, there is a but unfortunately. Some parties don’t fit into a zero waste lifestyle per se. That’s because of the horrible disposable cups that are used. Today I want to tell you how I avoid them!

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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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