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 …

Take Action Friday

In order to effectively address the plastic tide, we need to consider it from all angles: prevention, education, the 5 Rs (reduce, refuse,  reuse, repurpose and recycle) and action. Actions include beach/ river cleans, as well as taking steps as a citizen and consumer to ask for change from your government or favourite shops. Today, …