• plastic bottle caps
    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…

  • Late Night Thoughts

    Late Night Thoughts: Being Vegetarian | Ok wow.

    Not long ago I was wide awake in bed at night and thought about the life as a vegetarian. I think we all know those moments where instead of falling asleep, the brain begins to form the strangest thoughts. I definitely have that problem. Occasionally, something interesting comes out off it, so I thought I’d share a few of mine with you. So, I’ll start off my second series on the blog called Late Night Thoughts (LNT). As I said, I laid in bed and realized that there is nothing special about being a vegetarian anymore. I can remember that during my school days it was quite spectacular when someone…

  • 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…