ZERO WASTE

Zero Waste is a philosophy of life with a focus on waste prevention and resource conservation. Reuse, extending lifecycles, and redesigning workflows are just a few of the ways. Here's how Zero Waste works and how it can easily be implemented.

Cradle to Cradle founder Braungart on products without a guilty conscience

Cradle to Cradle calls for a revolutionary innovation in our products in terms of design, production, use and return. The result is a world without rubbish. Interview with Prof. Dr Michael Braungart

Made to Order: Customized products are the fashion megatrend

With Made to Order, customers receive customized products to order - a trend that promotes individuality, exclusivity and sustainability

Simple tricks for self-catering in the big city

Self-sufficiency - an environmentally friendly megatrend. We show how the concept works for self-caterers on the balcony and in the city

Kitchen trends 2020 - this is how a stylish kitchen upgrade works

Kitchen trends 2020 combine elegant color schemes, harmonious room concepts and sustainability. You can find out how this works here

Summer cocktail recipes for that holiday feeling in your home garden

Summer is coming: We present refreshing summer cocktail recipes for successful get-togethers on mild summer evenings

Urban gardening ideas increase well-being in everyday life

In 2020, urban gardening ideas became an absolute trend. Natural gardeners promote their fun, well-being and environmental protection

Clever cooking: practical & environmentally friendly kitchen helpers

Cooking easier and healthier than ever, and giving the kitchen a modern look. We show which kitchen helpers make this possible

News: Gucci promotes environmental protection through "Gucci Off The Grid"

Gucci launches sustainable collection made from regenerated ECONYL® and is thus driving forward its 10-year sustainability plan

Plastic Free July: A campaign month with everyday relevance

To protect the environment, the Plastic Free July promotes conscious handling of (disposable) plastic. Take on the global challenge!

Fight against electronic waste: EU wants to extend the right to repair

Repair instead of throwing away. Due to the huge amount of electronic waste, the EU is now advocating extended repair rights for mobile devices

Detergent without plastic - that's how environmentally friendly washing works

While we clean our laundry, we can pollute the environment properly - we show what is important when choosing detergents

Sustainable swimwear: brands and facts for fair beach vibes

Whether bikini or swimsuit - it doesn't matter. Everything is allowed this summer when it comes to swimwear. The main thing is sustainable swimwear

Slow fashion - 20 tips to easily implement the trend

Buying, selling, lending, swapping - there are no limits to the conscious use of fashion. With these tips, you are choosing quality, exclusivity and protecting the environment and people

Online shopping - Pros & Cons for everything to do with the convenient shopping experience

How sustainable is online shopping? Advantages and disadvantages of digital shopping and ways to simply avoid CO2 emissions when shopping

Nature & art: A centuries-long relationship, evolving from Earth Works to modernity

Artists have always combined nature and art - from country art to modernity, these are the creative approaches

Top online platforms for exclusive designer second hand fashion

Whether Hermés Birkin Bag or Balenciaga Streetstyles - on these platforms for high-end second-hand online shopping you can sell old designer treasures & find new ones - as part of the circular economy

Top 10 brands for ethical men's clothing

Get involved socially and for the environment by dressing stylishly and confidently - fair fashion for men makes it possible

Eat natural foods with the Planetary Health Diet: A concept for the health of the planet and all humans

The Planetary Health Diet shows how nearly 2050 billion people can eat natural foods that are healthy as well as sustainable by 10

Top 10 sustainable & ethical fashion brands for women

Doing something good more stylish than ever - with these brands you dress luxuriously and fancy, while protecting the environment and acting socially

Fit for March with the 10-Step Easy Detox Plan

Spring is coming - detoxify your body easily over the weekend with our 10-point Easy Detox plan

20 tips for conscious living with zero waste and no plastic

The avoidance of microplastics and plastics is omnipresent as the topic has an extraordinary impact on our planet. Here are some tips for conscious living without plastic.

Go Green in the bathroom - morning rituals for body and environment

Welcome to your personal natural body spa: Morning rituals can work wonders in health. We show which daily routines protect our planet and inspire the body

Vegan motivation: Mia from heylilahey explains how the Veganuary challenge is done

Influencer Mia Marjanović is an inspiration for a sustainable lifestyle and a true vegan motivation. Here are her insider tips for vegan beginners

Cosmetics without microplastics - These are the best natural cosmetic brands

Plastic is found in many beauty products these days. We show you how to easily recognize microplastics and cosmetics without microplastics with a glow factor

Living plastic-free - The best tips from Nadine Schubert

With her blog “Live better without plastic”, Nadine Schubert is a German pioneer in plastic-free living. With us, Ms. Schubert gives exclusive tips for at home

James Oag-Cooper on innovation in the food industry

In dialogue with the co-founder of Hyke Gin - how innovation and creativity revolutionize the beverage industry.

Sustainable Advent calendar - this is how zero waste Christmas works

Advent calendars are not all about chocolates. Sustainable alternatives with individual gifts are especially thoughtful. Here are our top zero waste Advent calendars

Circular economy - A concept from nature secures our future

Circular economy is currently probably the most sought-after concept for a sustainable future. A concept that brings together continued prosperity and resource conservation.

Zero Waste Influencer - Our international top 5 and their insider tips

A life without waste - that's what the Zero Waste movement stands for. Even if it sounds almost impossible, everyone can contribute and reduce their own waste - and do good for the environment.

Fairtrade and best organic coffee: Tips for conscious coffee enjoyment

What exactly is fair trade coffee and which labels should you pay attention to when it comes to the best organic coffee? We show how you can enjoy coffee in addition to the choice of coffee beans

Max La Manna - Tricks by the Zero Waste Chef

The zero waste chef creates delicious dishes with selected, high-quality ingredients. This trend is booming all worldwide. Especially, in New York

Max la Manna's Crunchy Sweet Potato Tacos

Max la Manna creates a delicious vegan & healthy sweet potato recipe that will delight your party guests and loved ones.

How to ... Zero waste

Zero waste is much more than just a trend. It is a philosophy of life that focuses on avoiding waste in order to protect natural resources and the environment. There are many ways to implement the Zero Waste Lifestyle. From avoiding packaging and recycling to tips for alternative products, we present ways in which sustainability can be promoted by avoiding waste.


Live and consume consciously through the Zero Waste guiding principle

With the help of simple tricks, small habits can be changed in everyday life, through which Zero Waste can be lived. For inspiration, we present experts who have perfected the sustainable lifestyle. In addition, everyday hacks for routines such as visiting the market or recommendations for alternative products that are essential in the household. These prove that zero waste does not mean giving up. Rather, we better present variants of conventional products that do not compromise on functionality or design - but protect the environment.


Less emissions and resource conservation through zero waste

While private recycling in particular offers creative recycling and upcycling to implement zero waste, companies are also developing innovative approaches. For this, work processes are redesigned. In the interior industry, for example, wood waste from the furniture manufacturer is used in the manufacture of other furniture and the fashion industry is also involved. Instead of throwing away scraps of fabric, they are used to create new designs. Methods that are far more energy and water efficient than conventional alternatives.


Everything about Zero Waste Business Models & Brands

In addition to effective strategies for reuse, future-oriented business models that are zero waste are also developing. More and more platforms offer objects, furniture and clothing for rent, so that short-lived trends are not consumed unconsciously and are disposed of again after just a few years. As a result, second-hand and auction platforms are becoming increasingly popular as they expand the life cycles of products. You can discover which platforms implement zero waste here for waste-free consumer behavior.