The complex truth behind your purchase

  Everything you buy has a story. Someone designed it, someone made it, someone sold it, someone dismantled it or buried it. The truth is that many of the products sold in the West, consumed like it has no value, has left an environmental stain on its original birthplace. Manufacturing Indonesia Let’s take clothing. H&M, …

Buy Nothing Day/ Black Friday

In the run-up to Black Friday, we will see more advertising on TV, the internet, social media, and even newspapers. When is s a good deal not really a good deal? When it kills the planet, as is the case with consumerism and the endless cycle of buying and discarding. The guys at The Story …

Toothbrush update

In May 2020, my partner and I changed over to bamboo toothbrushes after using our previous plastic ones for two years. I did a blog post about it earlier this year. I have never changed toothbrush every six months.  Most people outside out the USA probably keep their toothbrushes until the bristles are bent (for …

Ad campaigns, freedivers, and greenwashing

Coca-Cola shaped Christmas: from Santa Claus to the their Christmas truck. There is more to Coca-Cola than great ad campaigns. They are polluting the world. Background Coca-Cola has had an immeasurable impact on our planet. Most people don’t think of the company as a global polluter. Instead, people think fondly of Coca-Cola and think of …