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Zero Waste Lifestyle (2)

After we have already given you a short insight in Bea Johnson’s Life in our Blog article last month, we will provide you with further information about minimalism and zero waste today, as we have promised! Why Zero Waste? Environmental pollution, waste of resources, toxic chemicals in our groundwater, decease of water creatures... The list goes on and on and the aim to tackle all these severe problems can seem really intimidating at first. But we have to keep in mind that the actions of every single person can make a difference! We are reaching decisions daily and thereby approve the system as it is right now. Only by changing something, we signalize that we do not want to accept the current circumstances and can force the economy to rethink. However, unlike you might expect, you do not have to make an immense effort for leading a wastefree life. Where to begin? Because according to Bea Johnson, zero waste should be one thing before all: simple! Therewith you must not forget that leading a life completely without producing garbage is an idealistic target that should be approached slowly step by step. And to what extent this is possible, everybody has [...]

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Green gifts for Christmas – Part 3

Christmas, the festival of love, is coming closer and you still don’t have gifts for all your loved ones? No problem, today we are presenting last-minute gifts. There are, of course, again beautiful ideas made from upcyled and recycled materials that you can still get in time for Christmas. The worldwide first coloured pencil from the avocadostore that combines a traditional crayon with seeds for different herbs and flowers. As soon as the pencil turned into a stump, you can plant it. The different colours turn into various plants, e.g. basil, thyme, marigolds or mint. A great gift for old and young artists! A bit of romance is always a part of Christmas. The ceramic hearts known from our hotel are made regionally by the Austrian artist Margit Denz. The beautiful gems are available directly in our hotel. When you’ve been our guest in June before, you could enjoy our rooftop lavender garden in its full glory. We love the scent of fresh lavender that calms the mind and creates a relaxed atmosphere. With our lavender spray, you can take the amazing scent home with you. Of course, it can be part of our gift basket. More information is available [...]

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Green gifts for Christmas – Part 2

This week we are introducing part 2 of our Advent calendar with gift ideas for Christmas presents. Like last week’s gifts, this weeks are made with upcycled or recycled materials as well. You’ve probably heard of the tons of trash take-away coffee cups are responsible for each year. Each year 100 Billion coffee cups are thrown away. The alternatives are often made of plastic which can contain plasticisers. And these can be dangerous for our health. But you can get a great alternative: the Ecoffee Cup. The cup isn’t only a lightweight with only 125g but also very robust. It is made exclusively from natural organic bamboo fibre. A stylish backpack made from canvas and organic leather. Yes, we have that. The backpack “Michelle” is available in the FairTrade Shop and is manufactured under ecological circumstances. The eco-leather is made from nuts, fruits and barks. The irregularities in the leather show that it is a real natural product. Nowadays you should always have one at hand. It is an everyday companion, small, lightweight and practical. And usually it’s sorely missed when lost. Exactly, the usb stick. Usually though the practical companion is made of plastic and unfortunately it’s the reason [...]

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Green Gifts for Christmas

The days are shorter, the stars twinkle in the night sky, the first candle has been lit. A hint of Christmas lies in the air, which makes everyone start thinking about Christmas presents. What should I get my loved ones this year? Buying presents is always a difficult task. You want them to like it but it to also be useful. Ideally, it should have been manufactured in a sustainable way. Getting all your wishes fulfilled in one present can be very challenging. Why not follow the new Upcycling trend? Or is it recycling? Upcycling and recycling - what is the difference? Everyone has an idea of what recycling is. All materials are processed in a way to make them reusable. To give an example: recycled paper isn’t as flat and white as it used to be before. The newly emerged product is of lower quality but still perfectly usable for multiple purposes - I mean, who needs pearly toilet paper? Upcycling also means reusing materials but different to recycling, the outcome isn’t of lower quality. Quite the contrary, the end product follows the principle „make new from old“. The starting product is usually old, no longer usable and unattractive. [...]

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ECOFRIENDLY TAKE-AWAY COFFEE

A foggy Monday morning in November. Leaving your comfortable warm duvet behind is terrible enough. Then a quick shower and off you go – whoa, how cold it is outside! You need to get yourself a hot cup of coffee to warm up. Understandable! But what about the paper cup and the plastic lid? It gets carelessly thrown away. According to the Deutsche Umwelthilfe (German Environmental Care) 2.8 billion coffee cups are used in Germany per year. That counts down to 7.6 million cups per Day, 320.000 per hour. Converted, every German uses 34 of those cups a year. A remarkable number and the reason for a lot of garbage. 40.000 tons of garbage can be traced back to take-away cups. But the problem is not the garbage alone. The production process for those cups swallows tons of resources every year. To meet the needs 43.000 trees are chopped down each year which are 64.000 tons of wood. Additionally, the manufacturing of the paper cups takes up a huge amount of water, round about 1.5 billion litres. And we still didn’t think about the lids. Those are made out of polystyrol. The fabrication is very costly and produces 111.000 tons [...]

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