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 …

World Oceans Day: 8th June 2020

Happy World Oceans Day! Whether you are still under lockdown, or slowly getting back to “normal life” after the Corona virus pandemic, we have all had some time to read about how the planet has responded to the halt of human activities. Goats and deer roaming the streets, whales and dolphins being sighted in new …

Vegan droëwors recipe

What is droëwors? It’s only the best thing on the planet!!! Until you stop eating meat… and even then, you dream about it every now and again. Droëwors is a South African dried sausage that is crispy, crunchy, and bursting with flavour. On my trip to South Africa, I came across VEGAN droëwors being sold …

Toothbrush swap!

After using my old plastic toothbrush for over two years, I finally changed over to a reduced plastic version! According to Colgate et al, you should change your toothbrush every three months!!! I have never done this because it sounds like such a great waste to me! And looking at the statistics online backs up …