I really like the online clothing company TWOTHIRDS and I’m very impressed by their new swimwear collection. Their swimsuits are cute, comfortable, and is a good fit to any kind of body type.
Obviously, everything is vegan and (even better) made from plastic fisherman’s nets and plastic bottles found in the ocean! So by buying a TWOTHIRDS swimsuit you contributes ever so slightly to cleaning up our oceans.
Everything is made by workers in the EU which means the people who produced your swimsuit are being treated and paid fairly. We really need to make ethical choices as consumers as the industry practices of now are abysmal and need systemic change. Why not start with looking fabulous on the beach?
I bought one of these swimsuits, can you guess which one?
As boring and somewhat unnecessary as I find shaving, I do own a razor and occasionally enjoy the feeling of smooth legs. When it comes to shaving you should only do what feels right to you. But if you do shave, you should own a zero-waste razor.
Normal plastic razors are bad for the environment (plastic, duh) and are often of poor quality. Gillette tests all their products on animals and their razors are no exception. Think about a shaved rabbit next time you shave your armpits… it’s not a pleasant thought.
On my quest for the perfect steel razor I found THE PERFECT solution by Leaf Shave! It has a beautiful, sleek design that is very handy and easy to use. My shave went by quickly and left my legs feeling sleek and smooth. I’m a sloppy shaver and am not especially thorough, so it helps to have such a flexible, aerodynamic razor. It’s very easy to use all over your body (my boyfriend has a permanent beard he only trims, but I know they sell these for men and would assume they work great).
The razor comes with blades and when they’re used up you can order more online; a wonderful way to use less plastic! I am ecstatic that I have effectively eliminated those wasteful trips to the beauty/drug store from my life!
They come in six different colors- Rose Gold is my absolute favorite.
It’s freezing, constantly dark outside, and the onlyvegetables in season are carrots and cabbage. That’s winter in Scandinavia foryou. I was raised in my household to only eat fruits and vegetables that are inseason. It’s a great way to make sure you’re not eating stuff that was grownthousands of miles away and then shipped in a giant truck or plane. Seasonalproduce is also cheaper and filled with more nutrients due to being fresher.
Eating seasonal forces me to get creative with my cookinginstead of always getting what I want. Different fruits, nuts, and saladdressings can really spice up dull winter greens like cabbage.
I find myself more in tune with nature. I’m always lookingforward to seasons changing and buying the fresh, tasty vegetables I crave. Nothingis worse than over-paying for a sad watermelon or cucumber that tastes likewater.
I do break the rules sometimes. The Danish climate makes it nearly impossible to grow bananas, oranges, avocados, etc. I buy this stuff year round because, well, I just can’t live without it! But do try to change your vegetable purchasing habits gradually; your wallet and taste buds will thank you.
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I’m really inspired by the Zero-Waste movement. I think it brings awareness towards the consequences of our consumption. We should all be cognisant about how much plastic we use and make a serious effort to change our habits.
Here are some useful tips:
ALWAYS carry a water bottle around. Plastic water bottles are horrible for the environment and although they can be recycled, they don’t always make it there. You’ll also save money by never having to pay convenient store prices just to hydrate yourself.
Carry around a tote bag or a foldable bag. You never know when you’ll have to shop and bringing your own bag protects the environment and your wallet. I have a little foldable fabric bag that takes up very little space. Here are some cute options.
Bring your own tumblers to coffee shops. If you frequently get your caffeine buzz from a cafe you can eliminate plastic waste by bringing your own consumption vessel. Keep in mind that even though many paper cups say they are recyclable, the glue used to hold together is not.
Bring your own cutlery everywhere (like the BattleGreenbox set I wrote about here). You’ll never have to use a plastic spork again!
Think about investing in a bag with lots of storage room. Why do people need a separate bag for their smartphone? The smaller the bag, the likelier you are to buy plastic bags at the store (this is easy for me to say as I’m not into popular fashion and am always carrying around my old Fjällräven backpack). Always say no to cashiers, baggers, and salesmen who try to pack your things!
Stop buying books and start going to the library. Going to the library is so relaxing and will leave you with a more peaceful, grounded outlook when you leave. Plus, by not buying books you’ll be saving space, money, and trees.
If you have to buy groceries with packaging, make sure it’s recyclable. If you have to choose between canned beans or beans in a cardboard container, go with the cardboard because it is easier to recycle.
I hope you can use some of these tips. Share your own in the comments!
My love for the environment has led me to develop some greatnon-waste habits this year.
Plastic cups, cutlery, and straws are extremely wasteful andcause great harm to the world around us. Many of us have seen the viral pictureof the turtle with a straw through its nose. Due to the massive amount ofplastic in our oceans, an alternative to copious consumption of disposableplastic is an ultimate necessity for the eco-systems of our planet.
Trying to further my no-waste journey, I bought this littlecute set from BattleGreenBox. The set consists of fork, knife, spoon, straw anda straw cleaner. It comes with a little bag so it can fit directly into yourpurse (or man-bag, back-pack, what have you). Also included is a stringshopping bag that’s perfect for buying vegetables without packaging. The wholeset helps me reduce waste so much that I rarely leave home without it.
It costs around 130 kr (around 20 USD). They also offerother great combination sets if you want to get the ball rolling towardsreducing your waste contribution.