Zero Waste Guide: Berlin, Germany

Are you visiting Berlin or planning to? (You should!) Berlin is full of history and culture so you are in it for a treat. Visit Jüdishes Museum Berlin for German-Jewish history as well as for its great architecture by Daniel Liebeskind. Hop in Tränenpalast at Friedrichstraße station for a glimpse of life in the divided Germany. Stroll…

Composting for apartment dwellers

I’ve never written a post on composting before, although it’s such a basic step towards a zero waste lifestyle! I live in an apartment in Berlin, so I don’t have my own garden to set up the compost bin. But I still collect organic waste in my flat and then take it out weekly to compost. There…

Travelling with zero waste toiletries

It gets dark at 4:30 PM already, so yeah, winter is coming. In a couple of weeks, I will be travelling to see my family for holidays! This time around I am well versed in how to pack my zero waste toiletries. At the moment, my hygiene routine involves a good mix of DIY products…

How to start a digital detox day

It’s always a bit ironic to read about digital detox online, but the topic is becoming increasingly important for one’s physical and mental health. It is also not environmentally friendly to use so much energy for all of those devices. If you want to think critically about how you live on this planet, I believe…

10 (sustainable) ways to embrace the Autumn

1: Enjoy seasonal produce at the farmers market. I’m thinking mushrooms, pumpkins, potatoes, pepper, apples, corn maze… or whatever else you can find! I have been looking forward to the pumpkin soup for quite some time now. 🙂 2: Prepare for the sweater weather. You could mend torn clothes, put coconut oil on your leather boots,…

10 ways to use a handkerchief

I remember mocking my father for still using those, yet here I am, cutting my old pyjama pants to make more handkerchiefs for the upcoming flu season. What I used to think is gross I now find extremely versatile and lovely! Here some of the most common uses of a fabric handkerchief: 1- To blow your…

Zero waste essentials in my bag

The first thing that pops into my head when I think of “zero waste essentials” is a reusable coffee mug. But I actually don’t own one! Coffee to go is not my thing, because what’s the rush? If I am having coffee I might as well sit down and drink it from a proper mug,…

My minimalist approach to work out

I am not a big fan of fitness studios, those places actually seem like a nightmare to me: artificial, alienating and energy draining. Also, I don’t want to pay. 🙂 However, working out is important, and if you are the type that likes going to the gym then more power to you! But if you…

My zero waste food shopping routine

After a long break, I am back in Berlin and trying to make the most out of the remaining summer season. That mostly means going to a lake, open air cinema, free concerts at a park, as well as the afternoon ice cream dates.  I am also happy to return to my zero waste food shopping routine….

Zero waste while visiting family in the countryside

I have been lucky enough to be able to visit my family in Slovenia a couple of times a year. It’s great to wake up to the sight of mountains. My urban lifestyle routines, however, are usually out of order. This is not traveling, which I consider hard to keep without waste due to unpredictability….