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    Misconceptions,  Sustainability

    Misconception: The Thing with Plastic | Ok wow.

    Everyone is talking about the environmental impact of plastic, which means a lot of half-knowledge is buzzing around. I will try to clear up a few misconceptions. But there is so much to say about it, so I will try to limit myself. We consume a lot of plastic Humanity produces and uses plastic every day in large quantities with the trend pointing upwards [1,2]. That is problematic as a new study by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) shows that its production and combustion will create 850 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in 2019 and here, too, the trend is upwards [3]. So, we need…

  • Beauty,  Misconceptions

    Misconception: Clean Beauty | Ok wow.

    Due to the climate crisis, people are trying to reduce their personal influence in various ways. Others just want to eliminate ‘toxic’ materials from their lifes. Many start in the bathroom and end up at ‘clean beauty’. But what is clean beauty and how useful is it? My skincare journey Beauty products and me have had quite a journey since I started using them as a teenager. Most of the journey took place only theoretically. As a student you don’t buy that much. I don’t want to describe this in too much detail here, so I’ll give you a short version. I really began to think about what I’m putting…