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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Málaga // Tips For Sustainable Travelling

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Hello everyone! I just came home last night from a week in Málaga, Spain. It was nothing short of amazing and exactly what I needed. The weather was just the right temperature for a Scandinavian like me, quite used to much colder weather than 15 C. I’ve gotten a lot of comments and questions about how to travel more sustainably, so I thought I would give you my pointers on that. These tips are not specifically about Málaga, as they can be applied anywhere basically, but they all worked about for me last week.

Also read: Sustainable Travel Cutlery

Also, of course it is more sustainable to travel by train than by plane. However, sometimes that is not an option. I would never compromise my desire to see the world, so these tips do not include air travel. However that being said, it you can you should avoid it for a more sustainable alternative. If you cannot avoid additional waste by not printing out tickets, boarding passes and so on. Keep it in the wallet option on your phone. Okay, so on to the list.

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Bring containers, wrappers, glass or cutlery with you from home. I used my beeswrap several times for light snacking, specially when I went to the market. I can also recommend a sort of wrap or container for potential restaurant leftovers, if you go out.  No one is too fancy to bring those leftovers home, go ahead.

Obviously, ask for no straw, please. It is the simplest thing ever and if you are nice about it, explaining that you do not want to waste anything, people are super understanding most of the time. The only problem I had a couple of times was that some waiters did not quite speak English, but learn a few phrases in the desired languages and you are good to go.

Also read: Sustainable Travel Tips

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Generally decline all sorts of free conveniences. Straws, napkins, cupholders, flyers, coupons, receipts, plastic (or paper) bags and whatever. These sort of things pile up like crazy. Just say no, if possible before they are even offered to you. Moreover, declining such items lessens the demand, meaning less will be made if people stop accepting it, win win.

Plan restaurant visits and explore sustainable, eco-friendly and plant-based places.  A follower of mine on Instagram recommended tons of great places. I went to ByOko which is an eco café with the most amazing vegan smoothie bowls and delicious veggie sandwich options. I also went to the big marketplace, and there were bulk items for days, quite handy to have a canvas bag with me, I tell you.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

MY ZERO WASTE GOALS FOR 2018 // Moving My Ass, and Making Lipsticks

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Hello everybody! I hope you are all doing well. I thought I would tell you guys about my goals and resolutions for this year, I accept the clichée nature of this post, but hopefully it still ends up sort of inspiring.  I am heading to Copenhagen tomorrow morning, and I am of course filming a vlog all about it. I am working with CanopyLAB and contributing to their Sustainability for Youth course. I am crossing my fingers I am able to stop by LØS and stock up on bulk goods.

Also read: A Visit To Copenhagen Bulk Store LØS

One: More self love. It seems so banal to remember to care for yourself, however I still seem to forget all too quickly. Taking some time to really reflect on how I feel and act accordingly is something I want to make more of a priority. It is so easy to lose yourself when only listening to the opinion of others, I learned the hard way this year.

Two: Exercise, duh. I have promised myself to get my bottom moving this year, seriously. However, I have had trouble finding a sort of exercise that I won’t hate after five solid minutes. I’ve started swimming, and running/walking (who am I kidding), which is a combi I am loving thus far.

Three: Get greens girl. Even as a zero waster it is easy to end up eating too much processed food, it can literally happen to everyone, apparently.. I am slowly starting to making more unprocessed, and plant based, dishes again, and honestly, I can already feel a huge difference. Although, nothing quite beats a good ol’ chip…

Four: Even less clutter. Although I exclusively shop second hand, and thereby impact neutral, items, I still have to remind myself not to buy stuff I don’t need. Maybe it is the hoarder gene within me, but I have a hard time passing up beautiful second hand furniture, or even better vintage kitchen tools. However, the capacity for my kitchen cannot stand anymore knick knacks.

Also read: 3 Ways To Less Clutter

Five: Travel more. Done. Next week I am off to Spain and then England. Last year, I spent a huge amount of money on tattoos, which I all love. However, this year, my spare change will be spent travelling. I am taking a trip with my dad as well, Portugal is up in the air at the moment. Also, I really want to see Malaysia or Vietnam.

Six: Stupid Lipstick Recipe, why are you not working? I need to perfect my zero waste lipstick recipe, seriously, it is embarrassing.

Also read: Plastic Free Beauty // Zero Waste Makeup

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