Monday, February 20, 2017

Zero Waste Travel Tips

Hello everyone! Last week I posted a lot about my trip to Copenhagen. I went to give a lecture on Zero Waste, as well as to work with several green initiatives around town, and I have videos from the whole trip on my channel so definitely check them out! I am here today to talk a bit about eco friendly travel tips, or specifically how to produce less trash when travelling – btw you can see all the tips in action in the video below!

Bring reusable food containers and utensils – preferably in sizes that make them useable for several types of food. I usually travel with a canvas bag specifically for dry foods and either a glass or stainless steel container for either smaller or wetter foods.  If you buy food on the go, then ask them to put it directly into your own container. Of course it is way better to prepare your own food before leaving your house, so if you can then do that.

Pick train rides over airplanes – if that is an option for you. Personally, I have always loved train rides and it is a lot more eco friendly, obviously.

Borrow library books or games – this is more of a general life hack then a travel tip, but try borrowing instead of buying. I am a huge sucker for books and sometimes the temptation is too much, but I try to borrow books at the university library whenever I lack some reading material. Borrowed books or games, or movies, are a great way to keep yourself entertained whilst travelling.

Use digital tickets when possible – even the smallest pieces of trash are still trash, and by keeping train tickets or hotel reservations on your phone, tablet or laptop you avoid those damn unrecyclable pieces of waste.

Research green hotels before leaving – why not support green initiatives when you can? I prefer travelling with my values, which is why I enjoy when shops, hotels or restaurants go the extra mile to protect the environment, research for such initiatives near your destination and then make conscious decisions.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Bleschu // Lovebirds Plastic Free Box

Bleschu Soap Berries Review

Hello everyone! I got to try out the “lovebirds” box from Bleschu, which a couple’s box in a once-every-two-months subscription service, it is almost as if I planned for this to go up on Valentine’s Day, right? I realise the irony of the situation, as I, in a previous video, mentioned how these monthly subscription boxes are super wasteful, usually because they are filled with crappy travel sized products that you do not need, you can watch the video here btw.

However, when Bleschu offered me this box I was quite intrigued, firstly because the entire box is compostable (except the bristles on the toothbrush, sadly), secondly because these are everyday products and not specific beauty or fashion items. It consists of bamboo and wooden products as well as products made from a plant-based plastic alternative. Compostable and zero micro plastic. Would you consider buying this box?

Sunday, February 12, 2017

My Stay At World’s Greenest Hotel

Hello everyone! As you may know from YouTube and Instagram, I went to Copenhagen for a few days last week, to work with some amazing initiatives and give a lecture. During my time there I stayed at Crowne Plaza at Ørestad. This hotel has been declared World’s most eco friendly hotel, powered by solar energy and with an amazing focus on organic food, wastefulness, and how to avoid it. The hotel is beautiful with their amazing indoor forest btw. In the room we had the option not to have the room cleaned, if there was no need for it and all information about the hotel and its facilities where to be found digitally in order to save paper, yay! Furthermore, the soap came in cardboard packaging which is recyclable AND all mugs and glasses and so on where reusables.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

My Favourite Dish // Zero Waste Recipe

Hello everyone! In my last video I showed you my favourite dish, and not too long ago I talked about it Instagram as well. Now, I thought I would share the recipe with you. Don’t get your hopes up if you are expecting something insane and complex, this is super super simple and I make it when I don’t feel like cooking a lot. Here goes.

You will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of plant based butter
  • 1 tablespoon of flour
  • Vegetable broth and water
  • Rice

Boil some rice, any rice you like will do. While the rice is boiling make the sauce. Melt the butter, I used plant based butter. When the butter is melted pour in a spoonful of flour. When that is doughy, add curry and what other spices you like. I always add pepper, , salt, thai curry, paprika, turmeric and nutmeg. Mix it until smooth. Add water with vegetable broth, just bit at a time. Bam amazing curry sauce. You can add a salad, falafel or any kind of side dish you like. This dish is super versatile, which is why I love it.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Plastic Free School Supplies //w Monomeer

Watch my video: How To Be Zero Waste and Plastic Free at School/Work

Hello everyone! I thought I would share a few tips on how to avoid plastic when purchasing school supplies. There are several options here, firstly I recommend you check out your local thrift store, I find tons of craft and school supplies that way. You can also target stores that specialise in plastic free alternatives, it is seriously heaven to browse those stores. I have mentioned Monomeer a lot in the past, because they have my favourite dental tabs, turns out they have a huge selection of office supplies, yay!

As my next semester is starting soon, it seems quite handy to have a few bits of school supplies. Especially the wooden stabler is something I am looking forward to. Many professors will not accept papers if they are not stabled, so in that case, this is pretty perfect! I take very few notes on actual paper, as I usually use my laptop, but the wooden ruler and pencil sharpener is primarily for my art supplies. I found my pencils second hand, but if you are less lucky, check out their plastic free pencil selection.

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