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Old technics = garbage?

It seems that the lifespan of electrical equipment shrank in the past few years. But not because it gets broken so fast, but rather because we tend to buy new stuff more often. I think that’s not necessary. Well, not always.

I used my old laptop for ten years before heavy-heartedly I bought a new one. My speakers that you can see in the picture are about fifteen years old and my stereo is … hm, antique? I love them for being very reliable devices with high quality standards.

Note: Please check the electricity consumption of your equipment. If they consume too much electricity a new device is more eco-friendly. And: If you decide to throw away any electrical device, make sure that you dispose it properly.

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Triumph march of the screw top jar

To get a screw top jar is very easy: They just come to you. If you buy mixed pickles, fruit puree, yoghurt, pesto, smoothies or blue kraut (is this even the correct English word?), you get one free. Rinse them carefully, let them dry, storage them at a clean place (and don’t put the lid on again while they are not used). I put nearly everything in glasses: food, presents, … even my paperclips and ear plugs are stored in glasses. If you are gifted with creativity you can also turn the jars into little masterpieces like plant pots or lanterns.

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Use a handkerchief instead of tissues

Did you know, the amount of tissue paper we use could go around the planet every 2 minutes, or travel to the sun and back every 10 days!

You may associate handkerchiefs with your grandparents, however, they were uknowingly doing their bit to save the planet and reduce paper consumption.

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Make use of your kitchen food waste bin

Your food waste bin can become your compost starter. Food scraps including veg peel, egg shells, greens and even hair, can be put in there to make a base for your larger outside compost mound.

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Say no to plastic straws and stirrers

In England, it is estimated that we used 4.7 billion plastic straws and 316 million plastic stirrers every year, before the ban came in to action! Across the world most countries use a variety of single use plastics. We can help reduce the amount by reducing the demand.

Every time you’re offered a plastic straw or stirrer with your drink, say no. It won’t stop plastic production, but it can certainly help reduce it. #iDot #SingleUsePlastic #Quarantine #Isolation #PlasticReduction

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