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Zero Waste Lifestyle (4)

After we have already explained the basics of the zero waste lifestyle in our last blog articles, we will come to concrete tips in the field of groceries and the kitchen today: In the Kitchen Do you remember the five basic steps of implementing the zero waste lifestyle? Especially step two also applies to your kitchen, wherefore you should part with rarely used kitchen devices and cookbooks. Also use-and-throw things should be abandoned in a zero waste kitchen, of course. Instead of tin foil or freezer bags, you could use air-tight jars for storing your groceries. Moreover, many foodstuffs can be easily fabricated with only a handful of ingredients. Then, you will also know, what you are actually consuming instead of straining your health with chemistry. However, you should only prepare things which are not too elaborate for you should be able to integrate it in the long run without making your life too complicated. Organising your refrigerator efficiently and defrosting it regularly can also help saving energy and groceries from perishing. Shopping Before going shopping, you should write down a weekly schedule for your meals and only buy ingredients that you really need therefor and that you do not already [...]

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URBAN FUTURE Global Conference

Every two years, they are coming together at the URBAN FUTURE global conference - the City Changers. They are people who want to make their city more sustainable with great enthusiasm and a lot of commitment and who want to actively make a change. The UFGC is the largest convention of this type worldwide with altogether 3000 participants from 44 cities and 200 speakers. And the best thing about it: it will take place here in Vienna next year! From the 28th of February to the 2nd of March in the Exhibition and Congress Centre Vienna, you can connect with people who are realizing ideas for a more sustainable city life with passion and innovation. We will reveal here, what will be offered: Often, you do not even know where to start when pursuing such a great goal. A functioning communication between the inhabitants and the public bodies of a city can be the crucial success factor hereby. Therefore, the URBAN FUTURE demonstrates how sustainability should be communicated in order to effectively change something. Aside from that, architects, engineers and developers present their ideas from the field of Living and City Planning to make clear, how to live in a [...]

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Zero Waste Lifestyle (3)

As we have promised in our last Zero Waste blog article, we will provide you with details about the five basic steps that must be implemented for a garabage-free lifestyle this week: Refuse Consuming does not only mean buying actively, but also accepting certain things. This step tackles the indirect forms of consumption. No matter where we are, we get overwhelmed by one-way plastic bottles, drinking straws, cups and cutlery almost daily. Unfortunately, this plastic does not only damage our environment by releasing toxic chemicals in its production process, it often cannot even be recycled and therefore ends up in parks, forests or the sea. That is the reason why you should strictly refuse these environmental injurers and resort to sustainable alternatives. The same applies to freebies, unnecessary packagings and receipts. You also need to declare war on the annoying junk mail to lead a zero waste lifestyle.      Reduce This essential step addresses the core issues of our garbage problem. First of all, you should inspect every single object of your household for its use and eliminate everything which is not needed. Flea markets, eBay or donate organizations are a great possibility to get rid of unutilized stuff in [...]

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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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Zero Waste Lifestyle (1)

Currently, Minimalism and Zero Waste approaches are totally in vogue. The aim of the whole thing is certainly not, as often wrongly assumed, to recycle as much of his waste as possible, but on the contrary not to produce any rubbish at all. However only few people are trying to implement this concept actively and to change their way of living permanently so far. If you ask for the reason, you often hear that it surely is too expensive and too much of an effort to live completely without packaging waste. Yet, the award-winning Zero Waste expert Bea Johnson shows that leading an eco friendly and waste-free life is not as hard as you might suppose at first. About Bea Johnson Bea Johnson has been realizing the Zero Waste Lifestyle together with her family for nine years now and she assures that this conversion did them incredibly good. The Johnsons are leading a healthier and more meaningful life that is based on experiences instead of material things. Contrary to popular belief, you can even save precious time and ready cash, as normally approximately 15% of the purchase price fall onto the packaging. Hence, the family goes completely without parcelled products [...]

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