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Black Friday is an informal name for the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, which is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. Black Friday used to be important because this is the shopping day on which many retailers have traditionally made enough sales to put them in the black for the year. Now, many stores offer highly promoted sales on Black Friday, open very early, such as...

Sometimes when we suggest buying vegetables loose, getting reusable items rather than disposables and all-natural cosmetics in glass tubs, some people no longer feel addressed. It is a common misconception that an eco-friendly lifestyle is only for high-income earners. Yes, particular zero waste swaps can be more expensive. Nevertheless, going low waste is not an elitist luxury lifestyle. On the contrary – it is an efficient way to permanently reduce...

Let´s talk about money. Most people think an eco-friendly, sustainable, low-waste lifestyle is very expensive and only for the wealthy. That is simply not true. If you make some calculations, you will find that you can actually save some good money with the right products. Of course, the break-even point, the moment when the reusable product pays off, is different from product to product. Here are just a few examples...

Waste smells, it really does. But why? Mostly because of biodegradable items from plants and animals such as food waste. When Leon and I moved together, we wanted to get rid of this. We now separate the recyclables and the non-recyclables for the eco bricks. Before we put it in our separate bins, we wash everything dirty recyclables cannot be recycled or go into the eco-bricks. After this, all that is left...

Compared to men, women are more affected by plastics. This is a shocking fact. The biological difference in women's’ bodies, as well as the products they use, are the reason behind this difference, and culture, traditions, and habits form part of the problem, too. This article is from “PLASTIC ATLAS 2019 - Facts and figures about the world of synthetic polymers” jointly published by the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Berlin, Germany, and...