Avoiding products in packaging and making your daily life more sustainable is becoming increasingly important to a lot of people. The average person produces quite a bit of waste throughout the day. It is estimated that a person will produce more than a kilogram a day. There are many ways in which you can be more environmentally friendly, which is not only good for the environment, but also for your health. You don’t need to completely change your life. We’ll show you how you can easily and simply avoid packaging in your daily life and take a step towards achieving a zero waste lifestyle.
Large amounts of waste are generated every day, especially in the bathroom and kitchen. Makeup remover wipes or paper towels are usually thrown away after just one use. However, there is a sustainable and simpler solution by using old clothes to make your own washable makeup remover pads or reusable kitchen towels. After use, simply put them in the washing machine. This upcycling guide includes information on the properties of fabrics, as well as a clear step-by-step sewing guide. With just a few simple steps, you can already start to live a sustainable lifestyle.
Our everyday lives are dominated by disposable products. Whether it's kitchen roll or cotton pads, most of it ends up in the bin after just one single use. Upcycling is a sustainable and environmentally friendly solution to this problem, which adopts the method of making something new out of something old! Zero waste means not throwing away what is no longer needed. An old raincoat, for example can be sewn into a reusable lunch bag in just a few simple steps! The raincoat won’t end up on a landfill site and you will then have a unique small bag for on-the-go.
A lot of rubbish is generated every day, especially in the kitchen. Cling film and aluminium foil usually end up in the bin after just one single use. They are also known to give off microplastic and harmful substances, which can then go onto your food. Yet, many disposable products in the kitchen can easily be avoided because you can cover bowls and pots perfectly with homemade covers. To make your kitchen more sustainable and to produce less waste all you need is a few old clothes, a raincoat and a sewing kit. Following the step-by-step upcycling guide on turning your old raincoat into a bowl cover will help to bring you one step closer to living a sustainable lifestyle.
Beeswax wraps are another environmentally friendly alternative to gradually banish cling film and aluminium foil from your kitchen. You can use beeswax wraps to wrap up food as well as for covering food. In our easy step-by-step guide, we will show you how to make your own beeswax wraps. All you need are some old clothes made out of natural fibres such as organic cotton, some oil and beeswax.
The homemade beeswax wraps are reusable. We will show you how to use them so that they last longer and we will also give you some tips on how to keep them clean and in good condition. By using homemade beeswax wraps you help to cut down on packaging waste and take an important step towards a zero-waste lifestyle.
Follow our step-by-step guide on how to make your own washing to detergent to help to protect the environment
An environmentally friendly approach to clothing includes looking after your clothes so that you can get the most out of them. This is especially important when it comes to washing your clothes. In addition, there is a large selection of conventional detergents available on the market. One of the disadvantages of purchasing such products is that they produce more waste due to their packaging.
You can help to cut down on waste being produced by taking another step towards a zero waste lifestyle and making your own detergent. We will give you some handy tips on how you can replace conventional detergents with a homemade detergent. In our step-by-step guide, we will show you how to make your own washing powder and liquid detergent with just a couple of simple everyday products.
On average, each item of clothing lasts between 3 and 5 years before they are sorted out and replaced. After sorting out old clothes, they can be donated to various organisations either via post, clothing banks or charity events. At a lot of charity events many items of clothing are given a new life. This article gives you an insight into how clothing donation charities operate in Europe.
Cradle-to-Cradle is the name of an economic approach that aims to achieve a full circular economy. Most materials and products end up in the bin after just one single use and they are either incinerated or end up at a landfill site. A product’s shelf life can last several years or just a few minutes. The cradle-to-cradle method, reusability and recyclability are used throughout the whole process from designing to producing the product. The production should be seen as part of the circle so that each component of a product can be recycled. This article explains what Cradle-to-Cradle means, how it can be implemented and where it has already been implemented.