Mottainai! もったいない

I just made a language discovery that is right up my alley! Today, I discovered the Japanese expression “mottainai”, which means “What a waste!”. The concept around it is the same as “Waste not, want not!” in English. I like this concept more than “zero waste”, which sounds so intimidating and hard to reach! Check …

After the rain

Today, I went freediving. Or rather, that was my plan. It became evident after we entered the water and started swimming out to the buoy in Villefranche, that there was a problem. We were surrounded by a plastic tide. Flashbacks to Bali I felt like I was back in Bali. This is the first time …

𝐌𝐢𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐢𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐬⁣

Microfibres are released into waterways 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦 you do your laundry. ⁣⁣Most of our clothing (60%) is made of plastic these days. The label could say:⁣– polyester ⁣– acrylic⁣– nylon⁣– econyl⁣– repreve⁣– aquafil⁣– waste2wear⁣⁣𝐌𝐢𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐟𝐢𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐬𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐢𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭, 𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐰, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐦𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐞.⁣⁣They don’t write that …

Happy New Year

I am so grateful for the year that has come and gone. Even though I wasn’t able to do as much freediving as I would’ve liked, I was still lucky enough to take part in a pool competition and dive for fun and enjoyment in the sea. This has been a tough year for many …