...aka tips for an (almost) waste-free household. In my last post, I discussed the green marketing and pointed out that not everything that seems “eco-friendly” actually is eco friendly. I even said that a paper bag might not always be the most ecological variant (based on several studies). You might feel confused now. Maybe you … Continue reading My beautiful minimum waste home
It seems like recycling has become a trend. If you don’t recycle or don’t own any stuff that was made from recycled (upcycled) waste, you’re totally out. But are you really? Recycling and using waste to create something else of a greater value (upcycling) is on the rise. So much that the internet is now … Continue reading Eco-bullshitting?
We’ve adopted the single-use plastic habits quite easily, but how quickly can we get rid of them? I have a professional deformation - whenever I am standing in the line in a supermarket and I see an old lady with bananas (or any other item that already has a wrapper) in a plastic bag, it … Continue reading It’s all about the habits
In my last post, I wrote my thoughts on the information by the World Bank that in 50 years we are going to drown in waste. I ended the blog post by saying that business need to change their models from linear to circular ones. Linear = make-take-dispose, circular=make-take-reuse, remember? ... Let's take the example … Continue reading The responsible future of shopping
In 50 years we’re going to drown in waste. Or? The World Bank has recently published a study that has a pretty catastrophic conclusion - in 50 years we will drown in waste. Sounds pretty harsh right? Hard to say if this prediction is right or wrong, probably not, since we’ve already heard a lot … Continue reading Are we going to drown in waste soon?
During my last trip to Africa, being a “minimum waster”, I couldn't not see all the trash that is almost ubiquitous. You've heard, you've seen it. Beaches and streets in the third world countries full of trash, mostly plastic waste like PET bottles, biscuit wrappers and plastic bags. Bali, Philippines...the media is full of it, … Continue reading Show them how
People ask me Why do you love Africa so much? What keeps you going there? Why don’t you travel somewhere else? I once heard someone saying that Africa is like a magnet- once you go there, you always want to come back. I can only confirm. But why’s that? ... So much energy. Africa is … Continue reading A Hymn to Africa