Minimalism lifestyle seems to be on the rise today, as it represents a great contrast to the mass consumption and material way of living. Instagram is full of #minimalist hashtags and it has become a common word in all languages. But do you really know what minimalism is and where did it come from? We … Continue reading Minimalism explained
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
You might have asked why I use the word minimum waste when talking about my lifestyle, and not zero waste. Zero waste is the world-known movement aiming to reduce your household waste to zero, which is what I’m trying to do. So, why do I keep saying minimum instead of zero then? To me, zero … Continue reading Zero or minimum waste?
Not only that I live the #minimumwaste lifestyle, but I am now in charge of a place called Minimum Waste. What does it mean? Actually, what is Minimum Waste?! To me, Minimum Waste is a dream come true. I’ve always wanted to do something good for the environment - simply because if we damage our … Continue reading My work – Minimum Waste
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
I wasn’t born minimum waste. It came to me step by step. The key is to overcome the barrier. Your personal barrier.When you’re telling yourself that this is too complicated or I don’t have time for this or simply no, that’s not for me. Tell yourself, Okay, I’m gonna try it instead. You … Continue reading Becoming #minimumwaste, one step at a time