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
I love shopping, I’m not gonna deny. I love Abercrombie&Fitch. I love luxury second hands. I could die for certain types of shoes. I am a jacket/coat freak. And you know what? There’s nothing wrong about it, as long as I always think twice before I buy something and I don't buy clothes that I’m … Continue reading My #minimumwaste wardrobe
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?
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
This was written on the very same day of the journey, so the storytelling is 100% authentic. The question was this: How to get from Nigeria to Cameroon? As the border regions of Cameroon (North west and South west) were highly problematic by the time we went (violence, protests and murders as a part of … Continue reading Cameroon diaries I.: The dreaded cargo ship trip