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 we use during those parties. Today I want to tell you how to avoid disposable (plastic) cups!

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The Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard

‘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 the book during my holiday on Texel and I loved it! The book opened my eyes. Today I’ll tell you about The Story of Stuff by Annie Leonard.

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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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Eco-positive toothbrush: 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! Today I’ll tell you about an eco-positive toothbrush: Humble Brush.

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What you should know about planned obsolescence

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. Here’s what you should know about planned obsolescence.

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Zero Waste Baking

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 for zero waste baking!

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Sustainable Banking at Triodos and ASN

When I pull out my debit card, I often get some strange faces. That’s because my debit card is flashy green. However, not only the card is green, my bank is so too. It is very well possible, sustainable banking. That’s why I am a member of Triodos bank. Today I’ll tell you about sustainable banking: at Triodos and ASN.

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The Life-Changing Art of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

This week I’m writing about Marie Kondo. Marie Kondo is a decluttering-celebrity. A few years ago, I didn’t even know that was a thing. She runs a consultancy, to help people declutter their house (and life). She is also the author of two books. A friend of mine had both the books and lend them to me. I’ve read them and I’m convinced, Marie Kondo is amazing! Today I am sharing a must read: The Life-Changing Art of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.

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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. In this post I’ll tell you why most people should use reusable straws.

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Zero Waste Menstruation with a Reusable Cup

Periods! Most people with uteruses have experienced them. Not much fun for us (if you’d ask me), not for the planet. That’s because right now most people use sanitary towels or tampons, single use items. Those end up at landfill, or even worse, in the sewage system. Luckily there are multiple ways to have a zero waste period. All sorts of products I wish I had known about sooner. Today I want to share more about a zero waste menstruation with a reusable cup.

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