Avoiding packaging and making daily life more sustainable is becoming increasingly important to many. The average person produces quite a bit of waste throughout the day; more than a kilogram a day. There are many ways in which to lead a more environmentally conscious life that are healthy for both people and nature. You don’t have to change your life completely. We show you how you can easily and simply save packaging in various areas of your life and take a step towards a Zero Waste lifestyle.
Large amounts of waste are generated every day, especially in the bathroom and kitchen. Makeup remover wipes, wet wipes etc. are usually thrown away after just one use. But there is a sustainable and simple solution: Use old clothes to make washable make-up removal pads or moist baby wipes yourself. After use, simply wash out the wipes by hand or put them in the washing machine. This upcycling guide includes info on the properties of fabrics, as well as clear sewing instructions. Become more sustainable at home with a few simple steps.
Our everyday lives are dominated by disposable products. Whether it's kitchen roll or cotton pads, most of it ends up in the trash after just one use and then it’s burned or sent to landfills. Upcycling is a sustainable and environmentally friendly solution to this problem, which follows the principle: Make new from old! Zero Waste means not throwing away what is no longer needed. An old rain jacket, for example, can be sewn into a reusable bread bag in a few simple steps! The jacket doesn’t end up in a landfill and you get a unique small bag for on-the-go.
A lot of trash is generated in everyday life – especially in the kitchen. Cling film and foil end up in the trash after a single use and they are known to release microplastics and aluminium into foods. Above all, the production methods of aluminium foil are inadequate at best as the amount of energy needed to produce the foil does not correlate to its short serviceable life.
Yet many disposable products in the kitchen can easily be avoided because you can cover bowls and pots perfectly with homemade covers. You probably don’t even have to go shopping for this fun upcycling project. A few old clothes, a raincoat and a sewing kit are all you need to make your kitchen more sustainable and produce less waste. With this upcycling tutorial, you can turn a rain jacket into handy bowl covers in no time and make your kitchen one step closer to sustainable living.
On average each item of clothing lasts between 3 and 5 years  before they are sorted out and replaced. These sorted out clothes and other textiles can be donated to various organizations via parcel delivery, old clothes containers and collection campaigns. Many aid projects are well supported and many items of clothing are given a new lease of life. This article gives you an overview of how clothing donation organizations operate in Europe.
Cradle to Cradle is the name of an economic philosophy that aims to achieve a full circular economy. Most materials and products end up in the trash after their useful life and are sent to landfills or incinerated. The useful life of a product can be several years or just a few minutes. In the cradle-to-cradle principle, reusability and recyclability are thought through during the design and production of a product. The production should be thought of as part of a circle so that each component of a product can be recycled at the end. This article explains what Cradle to Cradle means, how it can be implemented, and where the principle is already being used.