Update: Zero Waste Challenge – Week 3

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Whoops, how time flies ^^ And the third week of the zero waste challenge is over! This week was a lot of zero waste shopping, which I looove.

Going Zero Waste, Be Zero and Zero Waste Nerd covered a lot of different zero waste aspects in their challenge. And going grocery shopping is definitely one of my favorites 🙂

I have more difficulties with sustainable pens – finding and using them. Although I write mostly on my laptop, I still have a paper calendar and a lot of notes. Sooner or later, I have to research alternatives to my pens and pencils, which I actually like.



Update: Zero Waste Challenge – Week 3


Day 15 – farmer’s market

#zerowastechallenge day 15: farmers' market 💚 shopping at farmers' markets feels like a little adventure 😊 this one is every Friday at the Altlerchenfelder church (check out my blog for a #zerowasteshoppingtrip guide for the 8th district of Vienna) – these markets don't have to be huge to have a lot of produce 😉 you will get seasonal vegetables and fruit, cheese, bread, meat, fish and often a few fine goods 👌 #zerowastetip : check out your local markets and bring more #clothbags than you think you might need 😄 #seasonal #farmersmarket #viennamarkets #greenliving #buylocal #supportyourlocalbusiness @adamah_biohof 🔸 challenge by @going.zero.waste @bezerodenver @zerowastenerd

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Day 16 – simple raw eats

#zerowastechallenge day 16: simple raw eats 💚 I am always amazed how colorful vegetables can be 😊 no greens and it is still a salad 😋 with chive flowers on top! 🌸 especially during summer, I eat more often salad than anything else 🌱 I can totally support to eat more vegetables! grow them yourself and you have 'free' food all summer long 😊👍 #zerowastetip : homemade dressings are the best! fast and simple: just mix olive oil, vinegar, honey, mustard with salt and pepper – done 🍯 #raweats #morevegetables #greenliving #saladtime #homegrown #homemade #zerowaste 🔸 challenge by @going.zero.waste @bezerodenver @zerowastenerd #30daystozerowaste

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Day 17 – ditch disposable pens


Day 18 – snacks


Day 19 – cloth bulk bags


Day 20 – zero waste grocery shopping

#zerowastechallenge day 20: zero waste grocery shopping 💚 you don't need a special store to get your groceries #packagefree 👆 although bulk shops make it a liiitle bit easier 😉 check out your local stores and see what you can find – you might be surprised how many things you can get at least #plasticfree 😊 #zerowastetip : explore your neighborhood or places you usually visit regularly and see what other shops you find besides your usual supermarket. ♻️ if you happen to be around the 8th district in Vienna, I made a whole map for a #zerowasteshoppingtrip 😋 check it out on my blog! 🔸 challenge by @going.zero.waste – she and a few other blogger have their own challenge going on at the moment! on exactly this topic 👌 – @bezerowastegirl @zerowastenerd #30daystozerowaste #zerowasteshopping #greenliving #byoc #skipthebag

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Day 21 – recycling



The upate for the first week is here and for the second one here.

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