I have an organic farm at home, but beyond cultivating and eating organic it is also very important to minimize/eliminate trash in order to be in long term harmony with mother earth.
I was working as a volunteer in a reforestation project in India 15 years ago. The volunteers were given handmade natural soaps and were asked to use only those for showering (and for hair only organic shampoos). I liked this idea and strict way because like this we did without effort no harm to the forest and could use the water for other purposes.
This idea of not harming Mother Nature can be discussed for many other objects in our life. It needs a decision of everyone in person if we want to live consciously. Mostly it does not even mean a loss of comfort, but just changing some habits.
It would be honorable for all humans to become a role model/ trendsetter for a Zero Waste lifestyle, so that we leave the Earth at least how we entered it or even better. – Katharina Hani
The first product is on its way: the soap! It’s made with love and with natural incense which have beneficial effects for our skin.
Use an organic soap instead of shower gel. It’s about not having the plastic trash of the bottles and also about the quality of the water we let behind and last but not least a good soap is love for your skin. There are so many lovely organic soaps enriched with herbs or flower fragrances. We have designed for you a handmade née tree soap wrapped in a degradable packaging. It’s good for your skin, lasts long, is lighter than a shower gel, and makes a lovely soft foam.
2. UNIVERSAL COTTON BAG
Bring your own bag to the market or store. We associate grocery bags as something easy to bring, but many times we need it and we don’t have it with us. So keep it folded in your handbag or backpack, so you will always have it ready. It is of universal use. I have several of them which I use all through the week instead of plastic bags… for groceries, books, water bottle or to carry coffee mug, lunch box….
3. STAINLESS STEEL WATER BOTTLE
Have you ever tasted bottled water after it has been in your car, under the sun? You can practically taste the plastic. Not only is it gross, but if you carry your own bottle, you won’t be drinking water with harmful toxins like Bisphenol-A (it leaches out from the plastic into the water) or all those harmful estrogen for women. If you don’t know what this means, watch the documentary… again. Carry a reusable stainless steel water bottle instead of buying bottled water and install a filter at home. It can last a lifetime if cared for correctly.
A Pledge Against Plastic Bottles: Did you know that annual bottling plastics around the world today is polluting the oceans, killing 1.1 million marine creatures every year, and releasing 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide and BPA chemicals into the atmosphere? A simple switch to steel bottles today can impact the future for generations. JUST SAY NO TO PLASTIC BOTTLES! TAKE YOUR PLEDGE
4. THE TOOTHBRUSH
Use a recyclable wooden Toothbrush. Have a look at this wonderful short film to see why! It says more than I can write here. For me it’s a daily joy to use it! Having wood instead of plastic in my hand….