29. Aug 2018
by manu

Plastic China


Part of the documentary “Plastic China” from 2016.

ReThink, people!
 

The complete documentary is availlable via Vimeo On Demand.

First published: January 6th, 2017
17. Aug 2018
by manu

Wake up!

Stop the crazyness of throwing away everything!

You don’t always need everything what advertising tells you to buy! Don’t buy things because you want them, buy them only because you really need them and decrease your trash!

There are better ways to be happy than through the consumption of things you don’t even need… 😉

Utopia shows 15 way to decrease your trash (in german)!

First published: November 21st, 2013
12. Aug 2018
by manu

Abolish summertime/wintertime arrangements?

Following a number of requests from citizens, from the European Parliament, and from certain EU Member States, the Commission has decided to investigate the functioning of the current EU summertime arrangements and to assess whether or not they should be changed.
 
In this context, the Commission is interested in gathering the views of European citizens, stakeholders and Member States on the current EU summertime arrangements and on any potential change to those arrangements.
 
More background information on the summertime arrangements can be found on the consultation webpage.

→ Take the poll at europa.eu

3. Jun 2018
by manu

Plastic Free Razor

Rasierhobel statt Einwegrasierer © albatrossdesigns.it

Single-use plastic razors are without any purpose.

Why should you frequently throw away the entire razor, when only the blade is dull?
Answer: So you spend more money than necessary for a new one.

Alternative: Safety Razor
→ albatrossdesigns.it

First published: April 27th, 2016
23. May 2018
by manu

Plastic everywhere!

Plastic everywhere! © SAGE SZKABARNICKI-STUART

Microplastics have been found everywhere in the ocean that people have looked, from sediments on the deepest seafloor to ice floating in the Arctic—which, as it melts over the next decade, could release more than a trillion bits of plastic into the water, according to one estimate. On some beaches on the Big Island of Hawaii, as much as 15 percent of the sand is actually grains of microplastic.
Source: nationalgeographic.com
→ “We made plastic. We depend on it. Now we’re drowning in it.”
 

More than 40 percent of plastic is used just once, then tossed.
Source: nationalgeographic.com
→ “10 shocking facts about plastic”

21. May 2018
by manu

Make your own ice cream

Eis selbermachen © rethink-recycle.net

When you make your own ice cream you not only know what’s in it and can switch ingredients to your liking, you can also reduce the amount of plastic packaging a lot!

Here is the recipe for my favourite ice cream!
(5 minutes of work // 2+ hours of freezing)

2 (ripe) Bananas
125ml Yoghurt(also nut milk or similar)
2 EL Cocoa powder
1/2 msp. Vanilla extract
Sugar, Peanut butter and Salt as you like

Thank you to Maike, Sabrina, Boray, Tanja and Boris for this wonderful birthday present!! 🙂

 

First published: June 1st, 2017
14. May 2018
by manu

Contact Lense Container

Kontaktlinsen-Behälter © rethink-recycle.net

If you are wearing contact lenses, you should buy a smaller contact lense container to not waste so much contact lense fluid!
You will automatically produce less packaging waste, because the fluid can last about twice as long..

First published: November 15th, 2015