Guide to recycling in Germany

Recycling is considered to be a national sport in Germany. When I arrived I thought they don’t even recycle, because there are no separate recycling bins on the street. Turns out they just don’t trust people that they can recycle properly and they rather do it themselves. You got to see some humor in that! Apparently, Germany…

The tale of quitting shampoo

My thick wavy hair that has been very dry ever since. I always wanted to quit shampoo as I heard many wavy/curly girls don’t use it. However, I was never really ready for yet another unattractive hair experiment. With plenty of those behind me, I did not want to poke the beast. But what attracted me to zero…

How to prevent food waste

Around 88 million tonnes of food is wasted annually in the EU, with associated costs estimated at 143 billion euros (source). About 40% of loss happens at the consumer level. Fruits and vegetables are wasted most often. Tied for second are dairy products and bread. Meat is third, but it has the biggest impact. Although I make…

What is “zero waste” and why not just recycle?

Why does waste matter? We live on a plastic planet. Plastic is not biodegradable and can therefore never go away.  It winds up in the oceans and marine life is dying because of plastic pollution. 10% of the world’s oil is used to make and transport disposable plastic (according to Edward Humes’ Garbology). A product that…