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You can find activated charcoal in many products nowadays. But do you know exactly what it is and why it has become a trend in many health-related products? Activated charcoal is a fine black powder made from bone char, coconut shells, peat, petroleum coke, coal, olive pits or sawdust. The charcoal is activated by processing it at very high temperatures. The high temperatures change its internal structure - reducing the size of...

A woman who uses disposable menstruation products comes into contact with hazardous plastics for nearly four decades. According to the Heinrich Böll Foundation, in 39 years (that is the average duration of menstruation in a woman’s lifetime) a woman will use 12 675 pads / tampons adding up to a weight of 152 kg in sanitary products. Tampons and conventional sanitary pads additionally need hundreds of years to fully degrade...

Reef-friendly sun protection Summer is here and the sun is shining non-stop! Holidays are around the corner and it is time to enjoy the beaches and mountains.  You know, it is extremely important to protect your skin from the sun being outside the whole day. But have you ever thought that sunscreen, that is designed to protect your skin from the sun's damaging rays, can also be a risk to our environment? Conventional...

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...