...aka living sustainably with our little one. Having a baby definitely affects your ideals about sustainable living. Nevertheless, it is up to you how much. There have been some changes in my case, but - to my own surprise - they were not so significant. Most people (including me) think that once you have a … Continue reading When a #minimumwaste girl has a baby
Sustainability is in now. It's not for only for hippies with unshaved legs and tie dye t-shirts anymore, to be eco-friendly is simply cool, just as everything that’s natural, organic and/or vegan. I have nothing against, of course, I’m actually glad! Unfortunately, many brands take advantage of it and use these words in advertisements or in their product description falsely. In other words, … Continue reading Greenwashing is all around us
Since our Minimum Waste shop has opened its doors, I’ve observed a couple of things here. Most people that come in would say something like: It’s amazing what you do, the plastics are terrible. Some of them would top it off with: Thank god that they hand out paper bags instead now. I also noticed … Continue reading What does “sustainability” actually mean
Summer is here and so is traveling. How to behave planet friendly and not affect the local ecosystems during your travels? I've put together a simple list for you! 1. Destination choice. Choose destinations that are not overwhelmed by tourists. In case you choose such a destination, try to go off the beaten path and … Continue reading Traveling #minimumwaste
I started thinking about the sustainability of mass tourism after moving to Prague, the Czech Republic's capital. The heart of Europe. The pearl of cities. A city that sees nearly 8 million (!) tourists every year. (1) Let me remind you that Prague has some 1,5 million inhabitants. The tourists - or should I say … Continue reading Sustainable traveling
...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 #minimumwaste 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