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#59 - Using only one bin in hotel or at work

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Hotel rooms and offices often have more than one bin. In this case, both bins had a plastic bag in it. I would much prefer a bin without a plastic bag in it. So the best I could do here was to only use one bin. I hope that saves a plastic bag.


#58 - Using soap from larger container

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In the hotel I went to, I found two containers with soap. I decided to use the soap in the larger container, in this case a dispenser. It looks like this dispenser can be refilled. And even if it can’t, it produces less plastic waste as soon as the bottle is empty. I can of course also do this at home.


#57 - Switching off lights when leaving room

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I am getting more and more used to switching off the light when leaving a room. Even when using LED-lights, it saves energy. And as the switches are often at places that I pass anyway, I only need to swing my arm and the light is off. That doesn’t even take time.


#56 - Walking up and down stairs instead of using escalator

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Whilst traveling by subway, I got to an escalator that wasn’t moving. I guess it was waiting for someone to step on it, to decide whether to go up or down. To save energy, I decided to take the stairs and let it rest for a little while longer

#55 - Taking part in cleanup event instead of staying on sofa

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Yesterday, I took part in a local cleanup event. The idea was to pick up as much as possible waste, but especially cigarette stumps. Apparently, each cigarette stump poisons 40 liters of drinking water and takes 12 years to be complete gone. Enough reasons to throw them in the bin. I was shocked how easy it was to find 4000 - 5000 stumps with around 50 people in less than 2 hours.



#54 - Crafting vase from plastic bottle

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I recently found this small plastic bottle in my cupboard. I had saved it for recycling but I had a much better idea: I painted it and now it is a small vase. Instead of having to put a lot of flowers in, I only need one or two to cheer up the room.