How to be zero waste in the office?


How to be zero waste in the office? … or at least produce less waste and be more eco-friendly? The 4 R’s will help you! Zero waste movement is all about reducing waste so as not to pollute the environment. Although producing no rubbish at all may be harder to accomplish, let’s see what we can do every day in the office to create less of it. Let the 4 R’s guide you!
1.   Refuse Refuse any single-use appliances like plastic straws in your beverages, cutlery, plastic cups for water or paper cups for tea and coffee. Opt for reusables instead (as in R #3 below).
Water from my cup. More stylish, less wasteful. It’s a win-win!
2.   Reduce
Reduce the amount of used paper. Digitize your notes and reminders; use your cell phone to have quicker access to them – but make sure to comply with your company's security rules. Also, writing down passwords is not only wasteful; it is also not secure. Store your passwords in a secure way using a recommended application. Avoid printing documents as …

Experiences, Not Things vol. 1 | Floating

Imagine slowing down for an hour… being just with your breath and your thoughts, no distressing or distracting sounds and views. Imagine feeling light as a feather, with no care in the world.

With floating you won’t have to imagine any more – it makes it happen!
What’s it all about? Floating is simply drifting in a capsule/huge bath (bigger than an average jacuzzi) filled with water with high concentration of Epson salt/Dead Sea salt. The temperature of water is adjusted to our bodies – it is about 35ºC/90ºF. You float without any effort and there can be relaxing music and soft lights in the background. You can also opt for no music and minimal lighting, making you deprived of 90% of external stimuli. It makes you feel at ease, free, levitating. You can practice mindful breathing or just get your mind off things. All of them.

What to take into account? I recommend taking your own earplugs and oiling your hair if you are afraid of its saltiness. Wearing a cap is not mandatory.Have a…

Zero waste challenge

I recently came up with a small 30-day zero waste challenge. One day equals one mission on the way to zero waste. I decided to walk the walk and took it up immediately. Here are my results...

But first, take a look at the challenge itself :)

What's in my trashcan? Kitty litter, food and veggies leftovers, plastics from sweets and juice bottles, cardboard and papers and a number of beer bottles.
What to do with it? Leftovers soup (already begun collecting it), reducing sweets, buying leaf tea (will start it as soon as I am finished with all my reserves). Make my own juices and segregate papers, metals and what not. I am already segregating glass. I will do my best to start composting as soon as I move to my dream home.
I did. I do! I usually use plastic containers and bags made out of a curtain :).
Went to a bar with my colleagues. Ordered a beer and specifically told the barman not to give me the straw. Everything went smoothly (including the beer!)
I ordered a co…

How to clear up your Facebook feed

Are you tired of scrolling through useless status updates, excessive number of ads and red pop-ups next to the notification icon?

Me too. Well, I was until I tried the below methods:

Profile Information

Go to your profile and edit the profile info:
Delete your city, schools or workplace.
Make your gender unknown and set your birth date to the earliest possible.

This will spare you some targeted ads and site suggestions.

Unfriend, unlike, unfollow

Take a good look on your friends lists and likes.
Are there any people you do not truly know? Why would you invite them into your life?
Are there any sites you are not interested in and bringing no value into your life? Why waste time on them?
Cut them all off. Unfriend and unlike. You can also unfollow (also the events).

Notifications and ads

Make use of 'hide ad' or 'show less notifications like this' options. It will take Facebook a while to learn whether or not you are interested in a friend responding to somebody's …

Capsule wardrobe: Project 333

I wore only 33 items of clothing for work for 3 months.

How to begin?
1. Choose 2-4 main colours
2. Choose categories you will be using (I went for tops,
 bottoms, shoes, and accessories)
3. Chose wisely :) and enjoy!

What I learnt?
1. Creativity with the outfits and a lot about my wardrobe.
2. Outerwear should not be really counted into my challenge... Especially that these are just clothes for work and the Polish weather is unstable to say the least!
3. I missed denim jeans... but not THAT much.

What are the benefits?
1. I never spent more than a couple of minutes to decide on my outfit.
2. Examining my wardrobe and snapping pictures proved handy to assess the condition of the selected items.
3. I do not think that there were any two same looks. Even at the end of my challenge, a colleague complimented me on my new look!

Will I go for it again?
For sure! I will wear the same clothes for work everyday for a couple of days and then I'll give it a go once again. Cutting down the numbe…