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In the bathroom without pollutants

In the bathroom without pollutants
In the bathroom without pollutants

In the bathroom without pollutants

Linda Green and Verde Wood have been living together for some months. Renovated three-room flat in an old building, kitchen, hall, bathroom in a popular Cologne city quarter. When looking for a place to live, the newly in love couple, among other things, concentrated on a central location, short distances to work and a home that was free from harmful substances.

After all, the owner put emphasis on green building in kitchen and bathroom. Natural raw materials such as wood were used. The long-lasting material comes from forests in which new trees are growing and bears the FSC seal for sustainable forestry. In the eco bath you can find tiles and water-saving fittings.

With Linda Green, sustainability has also moved in the newly enamoured household. In kitchen and household, she has always exchanged kitchen helpers and storage boxes by sustainable alternatives made of natural or recycled materials when the kitchen utensils were broken and worn. But in the bathroom there is still a lot of plastic accessories. A slip resistant bath mat and a shelf for personal care products are still missing.

Goal: Eco bath with individual character

The goal of Linda Green: to equip the bathroom environmentally friendly and to ban harmful substances. She was also able to convince her partner. And so they sent an email to Greenpicks. We gave them the following advice:

Dental Care without plastic for adults and kids

Toothbrushes with bamboo handle
Toothbrushes with bamboo handle

Renewable resource: The Hydrophil toothbrushes have a bamboo handle and nylon bristles. The environmentally friendly brushes are available in various strengths and for children.

Recycling/Upcycling ✓ Vegan ✓ Energy- and resource-efficient ✓ Reduction of pollutant  ✓

For oral hygiene

Maienfelser tooth powder
Maienfelser tooth powder

The Maienfelser tooth powder is a healthy alternative to commercial toothpastes. It contains neither chalk nor harmful chemicals. Instead, the tooth powder is made only from natural ingredients and certified organic ingredients. The herbs provide a mild, anti-bacterial oral flora.

Recycling/Upcycling ✓ Raw materials from organic farming ✓ Vegan ✓ Energy- and resource-efficient ✓ Reduction of pollutant ✓ Regional production ✓ Hand made  ✓

Natural body care

Klar´s Sea Salt Soap
Klar´s Sea Salt Soap

Shower gel does not need plastic bottles. Klar´s Sea Salt Soap is a natural mixture of plant oils, lanolin and with natural sea salt. Free of artificial fragrances, colors and preservatives. Also suitable as shaving soap.

Raw materials from organic farming ✓ Vegan ✓ Energy- and resource-efficient ✓ Reduction of pollutant ✓

Soap dish made of olive wood

Soap dish made of olive wood
Soap dish made of olive wood

If you chose soap instead of shampoo in a plastic bottle, a soap dish made of olive wood is a good choice. It is not only decorative but highly resistant to moisture. Shop Olivenholz erleben.

Recycling/Upcycling ✓ Vegan; Fair & Social ✓ Cradle to Cradle ✓ Energy- and resource-efficient ✓ Climate friendly ✓ Reduction of pollutant ✓ Durabiltiy ✓ Regional production ✓ Hand made  ✓

Vegan Toilet Paper

Vegan Toilet Paper
Vegan Toilet Paper

For the loo Smooth Panda offers vegan bamboo toilet paper, Silky and soft, 8 toilet rolls à 240 sheet each pack, FSC certified, 3-ply, especially vegan/animal-friendly, unbleached and resource-efficient in plastic-free recycling carton. 8 toilet rolls or the stock for a year with 48 rolls.

Recycling/Upcycling ✓ Raw materials from organic farming ✓ Vegan ✓ Energy- and resource-efficient ✓ Climate friendly ✓ Reduction of pollutant  ✓

Gentle care for hair

olive wood hairbrush
olive wood hairbrush

The olive wood hairbrush from the German manufacturer Redecker is perfect for gentle detangling and for the care of long hair. Ergonomic design. The olive wood is damp-resistant.

Recycling/Upcycling ✓ Energy- and resource-efficient ✓ Climate friendly ✓ Hand made ✓ Regional production ✓

Nonslip and sustainable

Bath mat made of Thermowood
Bath mat made of Thermowood

With the bath mat made of Thermowood by Redecker, you can stand on safe feet after bathing and showering. The “baked wood” is particularly resistant to moisture. Without the use of chemicals, the wooden bath mat is an environmentally friendly alternative and a decorative, sustainable accessory for the bathroom.

Recycling/Upcycling ✓ Energy- and resource-efficient ✓ Reduction of pollutant ✓ Regional Production  ✓

Upcycled wooden shelf for bathroom utensils

Upcycled wooden shelf
Upcycled wooden shelf

Despite the minimalist approach … also the few bathroom utensils and body care products of Linda Green and Verde wood want to be accommodated in the eco-friendly bathroom. The resource-conserving variant is a shelf made of recycled disposable pallets and bicycle tubes. available in different colours and sizes in shop reditum.

Recycling/Upcycling ✓ Durability ✓ Fair & Social ✓ Cradle to Cradle ✓ Hand made ✓ Regional Production  ✓

An eco bath is particularly sustainable when it is timeless designed and furnished. It is universally usable, takes into account social, economic and ecological aspects, so that people have a lot of fun with their baths. Small accessories such as colorful towels made of organic cotton create individual accents. In the bathroom without pollutants – this has a positive effect on the environment and on your finances.

Plastic-free: Tips for reducing plastic

Plastic-free Life

Plastic is everywhere. Food packaging, clothing, storage containers, household appliances – no matter what we use or do – we come into contact with it every day.

For the benefit of our health and the environment, we should reduce our plastic consumption. After all starting materials for plastic are the black gold, ie crude oil, as well as coal and natural gas. Thus, not only valuable resources are wasted. But also the disposal pollutes the environment, as conventional plastic is not biodegradable. As evidenced by the huge vortex of plastic trash in the oceans, it remains for centuries in the environment. A sad consequence of the throwaway society.

Plastic-free Products
Plastic-free products as sustainable alternatives to conventional plastic products

First Steps to less Plastic

In short: There are many good reasons whenever possible to dispense with plastic. To reduce your use of plastic is not difficult. For a “plastic-free life” we have compiled a number of tips here.

1. Before you purchase a new article, always consider, if you really need it. If so, inform yourself about plastic-free alternatives. Continue reading Plastic-free: Tips for reducing plastic