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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

Upcycling and more at Heldenmarkt Frankfurt 2013

Impressions from Heldenmarkt Frankfurt 2013

The trade fair for sustainable consumption – “Heldenmarkt” – takes place in several German cities meanwhile. This time I visited the Heldenmarkt (market for heroes) in Frankfurt.

Bockenheimer Depot, Frankfurt, Germany
Bockenheimer Depot, Frankfurt, Germany

In a beautiful hall with a remarkable wooden roof construction about 75 exhibitors presented their products and services in the fields of fashion, food, investment, health and other sustainable consumer goods.

Alternative Barbeque Lighter

I liked especially the alternative products for grilling of the company Rebenglut. In a very informative and friendly conversation the owner explained to me that e.g. the annual pruning of organic vines or vines that bear no fruits anymore or have died are used for Rebenglut. Old red wine barrels are processed to smoke chips. The waste product, the ash, can be used as a natural fertilizer for beds. So the natural cycle is complete. Perfect Recycling!

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