Good morning!

I stumble across this video on my news feed and I just find this absolutely amazing!
For those with a sustainable mindset this is something you should invest in.
The average family produces over 400 pounds of food waste per year.
I haven't done any research if they ship world wide, but whenever it comes to Sweden, this will be one of the first investments I will get to my household.

Happy Sunday Everyone,
and stay cozy xx

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I've been looking into those who are living a minimalist lifestyle..
It has caught a huge interest for me, which is something I'd like to pick up on. I've so much clothes that I do not use and haven't used in years. Still, I hold on to them by believing I'll wear it one day. Why?

At the moment I do know I spend most of my money to rent, bills and food. So at the moment I do not have enough to spend on materialistic things. So, which is a good thing. However, I;d like to be able to have enough in order to do things, such as travel, dine out, go to different events and spend time with friends and family instead.

So far, I've gone through a few boxes where I have kept unnecessary things and tossed it away. I kept my art materials as it's a hobby of mine which makes me thrive. I will keep doing this, gradually until I feel I got rid of all of those things I do not need anymore in my life. Already I feel a little bit better :)

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If you live anywhere in the UK, you probably haven't missed the new law that took place on the 5th of October. In supermarkets to high street, stores must charge customers for a carrier bag. As far as I know, in supermarkets in Sweden we have charged for a carrier bag for many years. Nothing wrong with that it's just 1 - 2kr (8 - 16p). But apparently, paying 5p for a carrier bag here in the UK is not acceptable. People moan and going nuts about this new law. I simply find it pathetic and it makes me sad at the same time.

In order to decompose a plastic bag it takes about 10 - 15 years! We live in a world of consumption and little by little destroys our planet each day. What is the harm of paying 5p for a plastic bag and then hopefully coming in to the habit of reusing and recycling? Some people make it sound like they have another planet to go to after earth is gone. Sure, scientist have made a new discovery there is water on Mars now, but its far from being livable.

I read an article this morning about Sweden, how the country plans to become the world's first fossil fuel-free nation. Amazing news! These kinds of news makes me proud of being a Swede. Our way of sustainable living is amazing and I do not understand how it's so hard for other countries to follow. If we are a living proof its working, then what is the issue? Conclusion: People are just lazy.

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Shopping. Some bloggers shop clothes more on a daily basic. I'd like to share some facts about the fashion industry with you that you probably didn't know.

* A typical pair of jeans take 900 gallons of water to make
* On average, e-commerce uses about 30% less energy than traditional retail
* It takes just half an acre to grow 1 ton of Tencel fiber- Cotton takes 5x that. Preserve the nature - choose Eco fabrics.
* Only 2% of the clothing sold in the US are made in the US.
* Fashion is the third most polluting industry in the world, after oil and agriculture.
* Cotton production accounts for 1/4 of the world's pesticide usage
* In 2012, Americans discarded 14,3 million tons of textiles. Always donate your clothes when you are over them
* Most garments lose 15% of material from cutting patterns.
* Just air drying your clothes just six months a year would save 700 pounds of water. Let's hang.
* "Anti" is probably not good. Avoid stuff advertising as being antis-shrink, antibacterial, anti-static, anti-wrinkle or anti-stain. Those would probably contain nasty chemicals that are anti-life.
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It takes about 40 generations for a plastic hanger to break down.

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· Prioritize. What areas are most important to you, and concentrate on one at a time. Do you want to rid your home of harmful chemicals? Do you want to stop using too much paper products? Do you want to compost and reduce waste? Do you want to switch to natural beauty care? Do you want to quit the SAD diet (Standard American Diet) for unprocessed, organic foods? Etc. Pick one.

· Rely on resources. There are lots of books, documentaries, websites, blogs, forums, don’t try to figure it out on your own; take advantage of the fact that others have been where you are.

· Don’t stress it. Stress is never good. This is not a competition, don’t compare yourself to others, do what you can with what you have.

Here are some lifestyle changes you can make, in no particular order.


· Start a garden, if you can. Even if it’s just a potted herb garden on your windowsill.

· Choose energy efficient appliances. Light bulbs, etc.

· Reduce your water consumption. Take shorter showers, turn the water off in between shampoo, or when brushing teeth.

· Shop at your local farmers market. If this isn’t an option, look for organic produce at your regular grocery store, and animal products from grassfed animals.

· Remove all toxins for your home. Make a gradual switch, from toxic conventional household products (from cleaners to feminine hygiene products) to more natural options.

· Be a shoe-less household. A great part of toxins in the home can be blamed on what we track in with our shoes.

· Use reusable bags. Not just at the supermarket but any other store as well. Keep a few in your car.

· A paperless kitchen. You can buy or make your own cloth napkins, and turn old towels into kitchen rags.

· Get rid of plastics. Switch to glass, ceramic, or stainless steel containers for food storage.

· Cloth diaper. The average child is responsible for roughly 2000 diapers that end up in the landfill, not to mention the chemicals used in the production are extremely harmful (for baby and Mother Nature) some even carcinogens.

· Natural Feminine care. Cotton is the biggest pesticide contaminated crop in the world; choose organic cotton tampons or pads, or reusable options like silicone cups or sea sponges.

· Compost your (organic only) food waste.

· Dispose of waste properly. Learn how to properly recycle, even hazardous waste like electronics or chemicals.

These are only a few ways; there are lots more, but you get the idea. Now, where will you start? What questions do you have? As you start this journey ask yourself two things: What does it mean to me to be eco-friendly, and why is it important?

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