15. Feb 2019
by manu

Repair Café

Repair Café Map of the world

What to do with a broken chair or a toaster that throws sparks? What to do with a pullover with wholes in it? Toss it? No Way!

You go to the Repair Café! 🙂

There you can repair stuff yourself with professional help at your side while you sip a coffee and chat with nice people!

Take a look at it:
→ repaircafe.org

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
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
20. May 2018
by manu

A 3D-printer made of e-waste

Ein 3D-Drucker aus Elektroschrott © inhabitat.com

A westafrican inventor has built a 3D-printer out of electronic waste!

The waste problem in Africa is known. Almost everyone has seen pictures of enormous piles of trash with children playing on them and adults on the lookout for some higher value materials to finance their life…

As did Kodjo Afate Gnikou from West-Africa. He built a 3D-printer out of electronic waste, which you can buy for $100.

→ inhabitat.com
→ ulule.com

First published: October 13th, 2013
9. Apr 2018
by manu

Precious Plastic

Dave Hakkens and his team make it possible for people to create new stuff from plastic waste!

One of the core goals of Precious Plastic is to offer people in developing countries ways to work with plastic waste as this resource is so freaking ubiquitous in their environments. We do this on a daily basis with our knowledge, technologies and platforms but sometimes we want to go a step further and give our full expertise and support by going in areas and set up plastic recycling workspaces- we call these projects Precious Plastic Pilot.
Quelle: davehakkens.nl

→ davehakkens.nl
→ preciousplastic.com
→ Precious Plastic at Work

18. Mar 2018
by manu

Instead of Plastic Wrap

Statt Frischhaltefolie © rethink-recycle.net

If you iron over a square of cotton with bees wax, than you get the environmentally friendly version of plastic wrap which you can reuse as you like! 🙂

On YouTube there are a lot of tutorials which also show different methods (iron // oven):
→ YouTube-Tutorial (iron)
 

Vegan alternative

Alternative to bees wax you can use carnauba wax which is not made of animal products.
There’s a tutorial here (german):
→ schwatzkatz.com
 

Lazy alternative

If you don’t have enough time or patience to create this wonderful plastic-free wrapping on your own, then you’re in luck:
→ Abeego
→ Bee’s Wrap

2. Dec 2017
by manu

Flustix certifies plastic-free products

 

“FLUSTIX is a seal which certifies plastic-free products. Only if both packaging and product are tested free of plastic will our independent license-partner award the FLUSTIX seal.

 

Our Goal
We want to reduce plastic waste and encourage industries to replace plastic with alternatives. By marking plastic-free products with the FLUSTIX seal, every customer can make a conscious and sustainable buying-decision. […]

 

When a manufacturer wants to be certified by FLUSTIX, its produce undergoes a strict testing process. Products, meaning content and packaging, are being tested for plastic contamination by FLUSTIX. In a second step, the product is sent to the independent, unbiased laboratory Wessling GmbH which tests the product for its exact plastic content.

 

Every product on the German, Austrian and Swiss markets can be tested.”
Quelle: flustix.com

 

→ flustix.com