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Dreaming of a plastic-free world

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Hi my Readers 🙂

I worked sooooo much on this list of „what can a person do to help the environment“ and cut down on plastic. I kept adding to the list until I thought it was enough for me to post it. I did some research and really hope you take into consideration some of this recommendations.

There are German links to the recommendations as well. Just scroll down 🙂

First of all, I promise I am not one of those obnoxious their – believes pushers. I want to inform people because when I was doing some projects around this subject, I’ve noticed that not many know how important they are in slowing down global warming.

With this rates that global warming is growing, we need to do more to prevent this. I’m not going to bother you with facts, but am going to write few things that we as individuals can do to slow it a little bit down. Again: if you think „I am such a small individual in comparison to mansions and corporations“ – you are NOT! You are big enough to make a change. And few people like you – now we have 5 people. Few more – now we have 10 people doing their part 🙂

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What can I do? 

No pictures – only suggestions

Here are few things you can do to make a difference: (german and european links will be linked under the first part of this writing)

 

Reusable straws 

There are options for reusable straws.

Metal straws – they come with brush to clean the with and plush to store them in and they also come in different colors.

Foldable metal straws – come with box (but it is still made out of plastic) so easily take them with you. It’s a keychain 🙂 and they also come in 2 pack and in different looks.

Glass straws – easy to see if they need cleaning. They look fancy too. They come in different colors too.

There is option for a silicone one too.

 

Reusable makeup removers 

Cotton rounds – they are colorful and come with laundry bag 🙂

Makeup cloths – they are colorful too and come in different designs 🙂

Makeup wipes are so bad for the environment. They are equally as bad to your skin especially to the face. Here is more about that subject.

 

Reusable coffee cup 

There are tons of different designs to the coffee cups and tumblers. There is a UNICORN one 😀 They make nice gifts too.  This zodiac one. This one is for the photography lovers, definitely! And I heard that in some coffee places you can get discount if you bring your own.

 

Reusable water bottles

It is important that you choose a non – toxic plastic one if you are going for a plastic one.

If you are worried about the tap water, you can buy inexpensive water filter that can look good on your table and will remind you to drink more water. I have this one and if you are interested if it makes difference, I will be happy to answer your questions.

So, you can buy one an fill your cup with the filtered water 🙂

This one is funny to me. Tons of different designs, just like the reusable coffee cups.

 

Glitter 

Did you know that glitter is actually very hurtful? I didn’t! I just found out about is few weeks ago and nothing moved me like this one. I don’t know if it was because it looks really cool, or because I imagined drinking water with glitter and not being able to remove the glitter.

There is bio-degradable glitter. So, before you buy one, read if that glitter is bio-degradable. There is even bio-degradable glitter in sunscreen option. 🙂

 

Take – out food

How much waste does one dinner make? A lot! I know that in Germany, they are big on recycling. I don’t know how it stands in other countries. But even that is not enough.

 

Lunch box options

Tupperware or reuse the plastic containers from (example) cheese

Reuse plastic for your lunch instead of plastic and zip bags. Or fancy lunch box looks good too.  This one and this one are more girly options if you are into that 🙂  There are so many different options 🙂

Silicone zip  bags are great option too if you need something smaller.

 

Avoiding groceries that come in plastic for no reason

Avoiding groceries that unnecessary come in plastic. come in plastic for no reason. I even saw pealed orange in a plastic box. Why?

 

Bio degradable stuff

Bio – degradable trash bags, bio – degradable dog-waste bags, bamboo tooth brush

Even fun can be sustainable with this water baloons.

 

Cleaning products

Chemicals in products can be extremely harmful to us, our sin and health and for the environment. Even on laundry detergents there are warnings about how dangerous they are to the environment.
What you can do is to choose one with the least toxic ingredients.

 

Fast fashion

I was never a fan of this kind of fashion. I am the – EXTRA girl and choose some interesting pieces of clothing. As oppose to some friends that like basic but buy a lot. OK I buy a lot too but I am very picky 😀 I see how inexpensive some pieces are and that goes with cost in the background – child labor, exploitation (I would know), toxic dyes and more. Instead of that, try and buy some pieces that you like and would wear for an extended period of time.

 

Simple things 

Turning off drinkable water while you are brushing your teeth, turning off lights, using yellow economical light bulbs (not white because they are actually bad for your eyes), reusing things, reusing containers, reusing old clothes for (example) cleaning the dust…

 

And here it is a fellow blogger that has really good suggestions too so CHECK HER POST as well 🙂  She has cool pics, unlike my post 😀

 

As promised, the German and european links (phew… this took me awhile 🙂 ):

Reusable straws

Metal straws – they come with brush to clean the with and plush to store them in and they also come in differed colors.

Foldable and collapsible metal straws – come with box (but it is still made out of plastic) so easily take them with you. It’s a keychain 🙂 and they also come in 2 pack and in different looks.

Glass straws – easy to see if they need cleaning. They look fancy too. They come in different colors too.

There is option for a silicone one too.

Reusable makeup removers

Cotton rounds – they are some colorful too  and with different sizes and same as the first ones but in different colors and they come with laundry bag 🙂

Makeup cloths – they are colorful too and come in different designs 🙂

Reusable coffee cup

There are tons of different designs to the coffee cups and tumblers. There funny ones like this one too 😀 They make nice gifts too. This zodiac one. This one is for the photography lovers, definitely! And I heard that in some coffee places you can get discount if you bring your own.

Reusable water bottles

It is important that you choose a non – toxic plastic one if you are going for a plastic one.

If you are worried about the tap water, you can buy inexpensive water filter that can look good on your table and will remind you to drink more water.

I have this one and if you are interested if it makes difference, I will be happy to answer your questions.

So, you can buy one an fill your cup with the filtered water 🙂 This one is funny to me. Tons of different designs, just like the reusable coffee cups.

Glitter 

Did you know that glitter is actually very hurtful? I didn’t! I just found out about is few weeks ago and nothing moved me like this one. I don’t know if it was because it looks really cool, or because I imagined drinking water with glitter and not being able to remove the glitter.

There is bio-degradable glitter. So, before you buy one, read if that glitter is bio-degradable. 🙂

Take – out food

How much waste does one dinner make? A lot! I know that in Germany, they are big on recycling. I don’t know how it stands in other countries. But even that is not enough.

Lunch box options

Tupperware or reuse the plastic containers from (example) cheese

Reuse plastic for your lunch instead of plastic and zip bags. Or fancy lunch box looks good too.  This one and this one are more girly options if you are into that 🙂  There are so many different options 🙂

Silicone zip  bags are great option too if you need something smaller.

Avoiding groceries that come in plastic for no reason

Avoiding groceries that unnecessary come in plastic. come in plastic for no reason. I even saw pealed orange in a plastic box. Why?

Bio degradable stuff

Bio – degradable bags (wow they are expensive in Germany), bio – degradable dog-waste bags, bamboo tooth brush.

Even fun can be sustainable with this water baloons.

Cleaning products

Chemicals in products can be extremely harmful to us, our sin and health and for the environment. Even on laundry detergents there are warnings about how dangerous they are to the environment.
What you can do is to choose one with the least toxic ingredients.

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How can anyone do this, I will never know!

And there are so many videos on this subject but I don’t want to overwhelm me and you.

 

 

WARNING! DISTURBING IMAGES AND VIDEOS TO SOME READERS!

If you think „what good can one person do“ – imagine YOUR straw ending in this poor turtle’s nose.

I also saw this video about a whale that showed his stomach was full of plastic.

 

 

 

Explicit images OVER!

I am deeply disturbed by some of the research that I’ve done just to write this post alone. Imagine being the person discovering this disturbing images…

I am not the person that will push the agenda of some sort. But I stop and think if someone asks me nicely. Just like this subject, I was involved in projects for raising awareness about the global warning. That means that I know a lot on this subjects but I am raising awareness politely! You can’t imagine what a difference that makes.

 

As always, stay healthy and happy and remember do to something good for you and others as well 🙂

Have a good one 😉