I see quite a few examples around us that live by zero waste principles, but Yizhe (Patricia) Li (referred to as Yizhe in rest of article) takes it to a different level. Today, I’m going to tell you about Yizhe and her Ecohouse in Dali. 我一直关注周围的零浪费实践者们，而李艺哲则将零浪费提升到一个新的高度。今天，我就来说说李艺哲和她在大理Eco House(环保屋)的故事。 Yizhe Yi, Founder of Ecohouse Dali 李艺哲 - 大理Eco House的主人 The idea of a sustainable house was hatched when Yizhe left her successful corporate career overseas and decided to s
In the past months, we addressed the challenge that the fashion industry is causing to the planet.
在过去的几个月里，我们提到了时尚界对地球造成的影响与挑战。 Although the picture is still very complicated and serious, there are a lot of young entrepreneurs who are establishing new trends and raising hope that fashion can also be done differently.
虽然环境污染的情况仍非常严峻，但是有很多年轻的企业家正在建立新的方式，并希望时尚界在日异更新的趋势中也可以通过不同的方式保护环境。 One of those entrepreneurs is Xenia Sidorenko, a Russian denim designer who decided to start
Let’s consume less plastic and help our rivers to become healthier. Rivers deposit 2.75 million metric tonnes of plastic into the seas each year, with just ten rivers contributing up to 95% of the world’s total waste. Of the 2.75 million metric tonnes of plastic waste deposited into the ocean by rivers each year, 1.5 million, or 55%, flows out of the Yangtze (*) The longest river in Asia has become one of the world's most polluted, with tonnes of plastic waste threatening mar
It’s true that going Zero Waste means to make some initial “investments” (produce bags, maybe a good food processor, a compost bin, …). But what we don’t often talk about is what we don’t buy anymore … Here’s my list of the 20 things I don’t buy anymore since going Zero Waste: Toothpaste: That’s right, I do buy the ingredients to make my tooth powder, but to be fair, it’s most likely 30 yuan for toothpaste for 2 years.. And, … no plastic waste Conditioner: I have found the ri
Happy women’s day everyone! We're super excited to share this awesome initiative by Go For Visual who want to put forward women who have inspired many of us to grow, change and inspire ! Have a look at the many profiles they have by scanning the QR in the flyer! My (Alizée) inspiration to start living Zero Waste, gather the Zero Waste Shanghai Community, write the website and run a company called Zer’0waste, started with Bea Johnson ! Even though, many other women inspire me
Everyone is talking about sustainability, the Zero Waste Lifestyle, Conscious Living, ... But where do you start? How do you change your habits and that of your family towards a more sustainable future together? Do you ever feel like the road to a greener lifestyle is difficult? You don’t know where to find the right trustworthy brands? You want to do good, but it seems a bit overwhelming? We are organizing a new workshop to teach you everything there is to know about this li
One of the great things about burgers is that they’re so versatile and adaptable to different palettes. With vegetarianism and veganism becoming mainstream (Yay for the environment), veggie patties are increasing edging out meat patties on the grill. Think veggie burgers are boring and bland? Think again. We’re sharing recipes boasting a wide range of flavors and drawing from ingredients available locally. More importantly, some of them take little time to prepare and are beg
Last week we explored some solutions on how to be more conscious tourists and we had a lot questions and feedbacks from you. So we decided to give a deeper look into what we can actually do to be more sustainable when at the airport or on the plane. source: Pinterest At the airport: Nowadays it's unnecessary to print out any booking confirmation to show at the counter. It is enough to hand your passport to the assistant, and s/he will be able to visualize your reservation wi
We got the chance to try some of the Beeziro Beeswax wraps and we LOVE them! The quality is insane, and they wrap perfectly around all types of dishes and different kinds of food! BEEZIRO is a beeswax wrap brand founded by two sisters from Taipei. By offering a 100% natural way of keeping food fresh - beeswax wrap, a zero waste alternative to single-use plastic wraps, BEEZIRO wants to invite more people to join their journey towards a more sustainable future! Check out the vi
Chinese New Year's holidays are approaching, and we are all excited to reach some tropical destination for some well-deserved rest. In 2019, traveling is no longer something that we really have to worry about: the market provides us with more gadgets and solutions than what we can even desire, making our trips more comfortable, easier and lighter. There is nothing we wouldn't do to make more room in our cabin baggage. But also our leisure comes to a cost for the environment.
Aihuishou (爱回收) is the largest electronics recycling company in China. Since its founding in 2011, it has grown to recycle 10 million second hand electronic devices in 2018. Today we are going to show you what they are all about and how to use their services. Aihuishou was born in a wave of recycling start-ups in 2011. At first, it had trouble gaining traction because people were not used to selling their used devices to a recycler. It then started building brick-and-mortar s
Between Thanksgiving and New Year we are in the middle of the Holiday Season! This time can be a bit overwhelming with travel, family time, food, gifts, etc. And wait, … let’s try to be sustainable this year, where do I start? Ayo! Let’s breath first … Good. Now making rushed decisions rarely leads to conscious decisions. So let’s try to take a couple of moments for ourselves every day. Learn to say no to things you don’t want in your schedule. Prioritise your mental well bei