Plastic is not the problem, We are!

The rising era for the climate movement and zero waste movement have brought attention to the problem with plastic pollution. Due to this movement, more and more people are aware of the long-lasting effect of plastic in the environment and the negative impact it has on marine life. The recent research which declares the discovery of microfiber and microplastic particle in human faeces also lead to a hypothesis that the urgency on the impact of plastic for human health needs to be addressed. With this, several new movements focus on the plastic and start to phase-out the use of plastic. Thus, should we say f*ck the plastic?

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Soap nuts are good for tropical areas but not for Europe!

Why soap nuts detergent is not suitable for people in sub-tropical Europe?

When I started my zero waste journey, it was difficult to replace laundry detergent. However, soon, I found out the soap nuts as an alternative to the commercial detergent. These soap nuts then become THE planet friendly detergent for everyone that starts zero waste lifestyle. But what is soap nuts?

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Nila Patty, mahasiswa Indonesia di Belanda dalam pembukaan resmi dari Nijmegen sebagai Ibukota Hijau di Eropa.

Nijmegen, 21 January 2018 – Tahun 2018 adalah tahun kemenangan untuk Kota Nijmegen, Belanda. Kota tertua di Belanda ini mendapatkan gelar sebagai Ibukota Hijau di Eropa untuk tahun 2018 (The European Green Capital 2018). Uniknya, kemenangan kota Nijmegen ternyata tidak terlepas dari hasil usaha salah satu mahasiswa Indonesia yang sedang menempuh study di Universitas Radboud, Nijmegen. Nila F. A. Patty adalah satu-satunya mahasiswa Indonesia di Nijmegen yang mendapatkan kehormatan untuk turut ikut dalam acara resmi pembukaan dari Nijmegen sebagai Ibukota Hijau di Eropa. Sudah 2 tahun belakangan ini Nila sangat aktif dalam program keberlanjutan lingkungan dan menghijauan kebiasaan hidup.

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