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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…

  • makeup, blush
    Beauty,  Sustainability

    Clean Beauty: The Makeup Edition | Ok wow.

    So, I talked about my skin care routine in my last post. But I would also like to mention my makeup products. Honestly, it’s not that exciting because I don’t own many products. On the one hand because skin care is more important to me than make-up and I rarely wear it anyway and on the other hand because I have high standards. As you may have noticed, my skin care routine consists only of products that are natural or ‘clean’ cosmetics or that at least do not harm people or the environment. The same can’t be said about my makeup products and I will try to explain it a…

  • 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…

  • Microventures

    Microventures – My first trip in Scotland to Ayr | Ok wow.

    Travelling can have a big influence on the climate, especially long journeys and especially if we undertake them by plane. [1, 2] Even though flying accounts for only a small part of the world’s total CO2 emissions, it is still critical because the number of passengers is rising steadily and even if the proportion may be small in comparison, the absolute figures are still considerable. [3, 4] Now does that mean that we have to stay at home and renounce travelling completely? No, one way to keep up the wanderlust is to take Micro Trips. With this trend, it means that you can take short weekend trips, no matter where,…

  • Sustainability

    Beach Clean Up in North Berwick | Ok wow.

    The climate crisis and therefore the environment is attracting a lot of attention thanks to Fridays for Future and other organisations. Maybe you are involved with FfF yourself or in another initiative. But maybe you see the protests or the commitment of your friends and acquaintances and ask yourself how to start. You think that you don’t have time or don’t know what possibilities there are. Or you just want to find other ways and inspirations to get more active and involved in sustainable projects. Then, let me tell you about my saturday morning at the beach clean up in North Berwick and how you can help protect the environment…