The easiest environmental action in the world

Why an initiative in Berlin wants to send stickers to everyone in Germany… … and why it helps to reduce waste. It is April the 14th. I’m returning from my two-week holiday break, coming home exhausted from a long train ride. I’m tired and all I want is to get in my bed quickly. But […]

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How we avoid waste in our shared flat

On this blog we have written quite some articles targeting the huge topic of waste: We wrote about the waste production in Germany, about a visit in a waste-to-energy plant, about plogging and the EU ban on single use plastic items. So, today I would like to show you several ways and items we use […]

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Is Europe going to be plastic-free in the future?

Imagine this: you stroll through the supermarket, looking for cotton buds – but you can’t find the little plastic sticks. When you ask the shop assistants, they look at you as if you were coming from planet Mars and answer: “Don’t you know that plastic cotton buds are now forbidden?” This situation could happen soon. […]

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Plogging: A win-win situation for body and planet

Breathe in. Breathe out. Breath in. Brea – what is this? My breath stops, my feet – till one moment ago flying over the ground – get slower, my heart still races. Next to all these physical sensations, another sentiment blazes a trail into my body: anger mixed with sadness. What might sound like the […]

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The trash cementary or how to separate waste

8 small graves are neatly lined up in the corner of the garden. Each one furnished with a picture and a date of burial. Next to the graves, there lies a shovel, meant to dig into the graves. But this is not the scene of a desecration of a grave – you wouldn’t find corpses […]

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Germany is not as clean as it pretends to be

Countless rags are seaming the sides of the grey asphalt. Blue, white, transparent shimmery, paper rags, pieces of plastic bags, juice cartons and plastic straws. Kilometre after kilometre, it seems to be endless. The scene could be in a developing country where there is no such thing as a proper disposal of waste. But it […]

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