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Why a Zero Waste Lifestyle is a Form of Activism

Every change you make directly affects the future of our planet. In that way, your zero waste choices are a form of sustainable activism, every day.

Eco Anxiety

Eco-Anxiety: What Is It and How Can We Fight It

For many of us engaged in sustainable activities, we do it because we’re motivated to build a better, healthier world for future generations. However, it’s often hard to escape the doom-and-gloom news that…

Busted: 3 Myths About Zero Waste

Discover the truth about the most common misconceptions about zero waste, informed by an interview with Alex Furey, founder of Zero Waste London and Zero Waste Mindset.

IFAI

From Gardens to Galleries: IFAI’s Roots in Sustainability and the Importance of Empowering Artists

We sat down with Nicole and Barbara and got their perspective on sustainability, the beginnings of the Institute for Art and Innovation and how art can transform our way of thinking.

Zero Waste Groceries

Sustainable Food Systems: Why It’s Not Just About You

In Germany alone, 11 million tonnes of food waste gets thrown away every year. With such a massive amount of food going to waste, this is one of the greatest opportunities to have…

Sustainable Fashion

Three Opportunities for Sustainable Change in the Fashion Industry

The fashion industry is facing an increasingly dire crisis. Because of the huge challenges faced by the fashion industry, change clearly needs to happen. So where can that change start? Let’s look at…

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Edible City: Discover 7 nourishing plants you’ll find in and around Berlin.

Is an edible city your kind of utopia? Snipping fresh herbs from boxes hanging from your front windows or fences, collecting chestnuts from the park for roasting, making fresh green soups or turning…

Impact HUB Berlin

Keeping It Local, Globally – An interview with Impact Hub Berlin

Bringing Zero Waste Berlin Festival and Impact HUB Berlin networks together, will allow conversations and ideas to spark.

2021 resolutions

Easy Sustainable Resolutions for 2021

Wouldn’t it be great if we could turn 2021 into a clean slate, a new fresh perspective on life and a new fresh beginning? Yes, it would. But how? By setting simple intentions…

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Your Zero Waste Kitchen Guide

Growth Zero waste seems to be a contemporary phenomenon, but it was already evident in our grandparents’ approach to life. We are only just starting to realise as a society, that our collective…

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Black Friday & the Hidden Costs of a Bargain

When you see a product on sale what’s the first thing that goes through your mind? Is it: Oooo what a bargain, I’d be losing money if I didn’t buy it? As an…

Empowering Startups

Empowering Startups, Technology & Sustainability towards a greener future: an interview with the Greentech Alliance

Since the launch of our project, we, at Zero Waste Berlin Festival, have had the great opportunity to meet inspiring organisations with a common vision: strive for a greener and healthier future for…

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The dark truth of bright cosmetic colours

The cosmetic industry is booming, thanks to illustrious ads, promotions by bloggers, influencers, and celebrities. But how many times have you seen or heard about the ugly side of beauty products?  Sorry for…

second hand furniture

When second-hand office design becomes trendy and useful: the Engelnest case

How many times did you consider getting rid of pieces of furniture in your flat to free the space for new decor?    Have you ever thought that the wooden box in your kitchen…

natural deodorant

A Truly Effective Natural Deodorant! – DIY Zero Waste

So simple, so effective, so affordable and 100% Zero Waste.   Due to the success of the DIY zero waste washing machine detergent I made previously, I was excited to get stuck into…

Circular Economy: key principles for a more sustainable future

Have you ever asked yourself what your phone is made of? And your fridge? Which materials are used to assemble your car? Have you ever reflected on how often you buy new items…

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Zero Waste Cities: three German cases committed towards a zero waste journey

The last few years have witnessed a global increase in waste pollution, with strong consequences on the planet and on human health. According to the World Bank, two billion tonnes of waste are…

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DIY Zero Waste To Help Save The Planet – Your Washing Machine Detergent Step By Step

The idea of a Zero Waste life was quite an overwhelming concept when I first heard about it a few years ago. I experienced some intense waves of guilt thinking about the full…

Living Room

Buy Nothing New

Could you go one week without buying anything new? A month? How about a year? This may sound ridiculous, but what started as a short term goal for me has become a new…

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There is a climate crisis and our wardrobes are part of the causes.

There is no doubt that the current climate changes have been affected by impacts derived from rapid production and high global demands. And the fashion industry corresponds to one of the many worldwide…

Cigarette Butts

Cigarette butts and smokers’ unawareness: a dangerous combination for environment and wildlife.

You have probably heard about plastic straws as the number one polluter of oceans and beaches but in reality, there is another devil responsible for it: cigarette butts. This type of litter source…

Plastic Free July

Plastic Free Lifestyle: choices that change our future.

A coffee-chat with Jan Schütz. A gradual transition to more sustainable living is one of the first steps that help us drive towards a greener, safer, and fair future for us and the…

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