Very often old things become modern again, not only in second-hand shops. That is why many initiatives try to make new things from old stuff, also from rubbish. If you follow the ‘Clean Your Beach’ call to pick up waste for 5 minutes per visit on the beach, you may find yourself collecting a lot … More Day 17 – From old to new
Many things are necessary, such as our periods, yet, the cumulative waste every female produces throughout her fertile years is massive. That waste is not necessary: nowadays we have fantastic options to reduce on individually single-use plastic packaged tampons with a little silicon cup. It functions in a similar way, but doesn’t require a plastic … More Day 15 – Plastic-free Girls
A Plastic Ocean is a movie that many of us have seen. Or many of us have seen plastic oceans and that is even better, because it is reality and not just a movie. Only by an increasing awareness of what is happening out there in the sea with our trash, we can communally see … More Day 16 – Educate!
What did we just learn, everyone of us could save 167 plastic bottles and 500 coffee cups if we used a reusable bottle/mug? Well, to me, that sounds convincing. Particularly because we know that a plastic bottle takes at about 450 years to degrade. That’s far longer than we use it in our daily lives, … More Day 14 – Reusable Ware
By Rethink Single Use Plastics posted on Facebook (19th April). Many people and organizations start to promote non-plastic ethics with easy to realise graphics and campaigns. This is extremely motivating and I would need to take a lot of time to post all initiatives here. It is not difficult to invest into the items listed … More Day 13 – Easy efforts
Our ocean, our research, our future! We would like to welcome young marine researchers to join in at the Youmares Conference in Oldenburg (northern Germany) this year in September. The conference is a fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded students and present your own research in the various Sessions. Abstracts can now be submitted until 30th May … More YouMaRes 9 Conference
And now we get to one of my favourite environmentally-aware topics: Food Sharing! This is a Germany-wide initiative that offers the ‘legalised’ form of dumpster diving. It is functioning solely on voluntary efforts and people signing up to save food from ending up in the bin. And it is crazy but within the last year that … More Day 12 – Food Sharing
A plastic-free lifestyle, doesn’t mean that we have to be stinky! Inspired by the products in the plastic-free store, I would came across a few alternatives to thinks we can’t really imagine being without plastic: shampoo, toothpaste and deodorant. And yes, it exists in a solid form. Just think of soap instead of liquid shower … More Day 11 – Solid stuff?
So considering all the little thoughts I had along the past days on how to reduce, reuse and recycle, I checked out one of the stores in which goods are sold without plastic packaging. Interestingly, there is usually at least one store in every semi-big city in Germany. This particular one is called SELFAIR and … More Day 10 – ‘Unverpackt’ stores
Have you ever thought of how many tons of plastic we encounter daily in food and cosmetics stores? I haven’t until I started living more plastic-aware. And it is true, we are surrounded by it and can barely by a deodorant or shower gel without buying it in a container made of plastic. Indeed plastics … More Day 9 – Plastic overload in stores