Last night I found myself watching Japanology Plus on youtube, a guide to living in Japan for the advanced. Even though I don’t live in the country of the rising sun sushi it’s a fascinating culture I enjoy discovering. Recycling … Continue reading Zero Waste: a social goal in Japan
On Monday 9th of November the second and currently last episode of BBC one’s Hugh’s War on Waste aired, where Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall investigates how waste, and food waste in particular, can be reduced in the U.K. and what role large … Continue reading BBC one and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall declare the War on Waste
August has been a great month (minus the bad weather) in my garden, I set out to go zero plastic and participated in one of the biggest cleaning events here in the Netherlands. So let’s do a mid-week trash talk aka August recap.
It’s been three weeks since the first trash talk here on Your Green City and after a fast start reducing my plastic waste and composting for the gold medal, things have slowed down a bit. I am beginning to realise that I am ready to climb to the next peak, but first let’s have a recap of this week.
Do you have things you cannot get rid of? I have them and more than just a few. Some of them are quite old but not necessarily used, while others are used but so much loved that throwing them away is like giving up a part of my past. I want to introduce a new column to this blog where I will write stories about my old but resilient stuff that somehow defines my lifestyle.
The first story is about a small and old cotton bag that got a new job recently.