Zero Waste DIY Business Cards

I think you’ve noticed by now: I am an entrepreneur! Wow. That sounds so fancy. And it is! I have started my own webshop for package free groceries in Enschede: Loose, to do something about our big problem with waste. It has been fun, exiting and scary at the same time. Currently I am working on promoting Loose some more, because it’s necessary to get more customers. One of the things I now do: hand out business cards! I’ve made them myself and in this blogpost I’ll show you how to make zero waste DIY business cards.

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Het Plasticdieet (the plastic diet)

Before I start, I should say that this post is the most interesting for Dutch people. Because, today, I want to share some more about ‘Het Plasticdieet‘ (the plastic diet)! As you might have read in my Weekly diary, I was a speaker at the kick-off event of ‘Het Plasticdieet’ and I am very excited about it! This event is very important in my opinion, that’s why I wanted to share it with you today! 

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Why Biodegradable Plastics Suck

This blogpost has been coming for a while now. In my daily life I am confronted with plastic all the time even though I try to avoid it. In stores, restaurant and on the market to name a few examples. Usually people respond in a positive way when I manage to avoid plastic, they think it’s a noble goal. However, sometimes I get a different response. Not a negative one. Just, different. Like the other day when I sat at Bagels & Beans and I asked for a smoothie without a straw. The waitress said: Don’t worry, they’re biodegradable! Nice try, but I still refused the straw. I am not a fan of biodegradable plastics at all. Today I’ll tell you why biodegradable plastics suck.

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What’s in my bag?

The past few weeks I’ve seen a few ‘What’s in my bag?’-posts coming by. They it inspired me to do one myself! The things that are in my bag are very important when you try to live a zero waste lifestyle. It can make it or break it. And so I’ll tell you today what is in my bag.

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Zero Waste Dry Shampoo

Today I want to share a recipe with you. But not a recipe for in the kitchen. Good for me! Because to be honest, I’m not such a big talent in the kitchen just yet. I barely ever cook. That has to change, but that’s for another time. Today I have a recipe for you for in your hair! I’m talking about: zero waste dry shampoo.

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Low (plastic) Waste Concealer

Make-up is tricky. It’s very personal. Some people wear a lot, some people wear none at all. Some people are real experts and wear many colors and styles, others don’t know where to start. And that’s all okay, none of those things are good or bad. I would say I’m sort of the middle and currently I’m transforming my personal make-up stash. There are so many options, organic make-up, vegan make-up, cruelty-free make-up, zero waste make-up. And that last things is the thing I’m currently focussing on. I have bought low (plastic) waste concealer.

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Zero Waste Clingfilm

Clingfilm, one of the most popular items (popular makes it even sound like a wonderful thing haha) within the category of disposable products. It doesn’t align with a zero waste lifestyle at all. The idea of clingfilm is quite brilliant. If you have food leftovers, you don’t have to throw it away, you can eat it another time! The idea is brilliant, yes, the execution not so much. For every bit of food waste you save, you make plastic waste. Today I want to talk about the zero waste clingfilm!

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Starting a vegetable garden

A few years ago I read my first how-will-I-save-the-world-book. It’s called Green Living for Dummies (how appropriate), I wrote this post about it recently. I learned a lot from that first book, because well, I was actually a big dummy on the subject. I read the book in a big all-inclusive resort in Turkey, where I went by plane, very green *coughs*. Doesn’t mean that these holidays weren’t awesome, I have the greatest memories of them. At the same, I slowly started doing green things I learned from the book. I read that a vegetable garden was a good start and so since then I had a new hobby: starting a vegetable garden!

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How to avoid disposable cutlery

When I go out the door there are a number of things I keep in my bag, standard. You might recognize this. When you try to live a zero waste lifestyle the items you keep in your bag are essential, you need them in tricky, potentially wasteful situations. Since a while I’ve added a new item to this list of things I keep in my bag: reusable cutlery. It’s the thing you need when you want to avoid disposable cutlery.

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Saving water with a bucket in the shower

Today I’m sharing something about waste (surprise!). But not the kind of waste that I normally write about. Today I want to write about wasting water. Because this waste is just as important as trash, wasting water is terrible. I want to tell you about a trick I use to save a lot of water. I am saving water by placing a bucket in the shower!

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