No excuse for single-use

We have reached our season finale! Episode 10 of Love Zero Waste: “No excuse for single-use". With your hosts Malin Leth and Evelina Lundqvist. You'll find the episode on our SoundCloud.


Episode 10: No excuse for single-use (S2, E10)

We're drowning in everyday single-use items - plastic and otherwise! Toothbrushes, medication and grocery packaging, straws, tampons, coffee-to-go cups, paper and plastic bags, stockings, newspapers... The list is never-ending.


Could all single-use items be swapped for multiple-use? Perhaps. At least if you have an ear-scratching affinity...

In this in this episode, hosts Evelina Lundqvist and Malin Leth meet experts Annemarie Harant of Erdbeerwoche and Afreen Kamran of Eco.pal. Annemarie and Afreen are entrepreneurs working to educate and provide alternatives to single-use items on a large scale. Annemarie and Afreen share insights on fighting the habit to use and immediately dispose of everyday items, and what is being done through policy changes and mobilising youth to make a change.



Annemarie and Afreen are driven by strong numbers. They have both done surveys on human behavior and observed what items end up in the bin or being flushed down the toilet. Moreover, they share a passion for not only making a change for themselves but for the masses. Prepare to get inspired!


Let us know what you think!

We'd love to get your feedback on the podcast. Did you learn something new in this episode? Would you recommend others to listen to Love Zero Waste? What topics do you want us to tackle in the podcast? Contact us, we're all ears! 👂


Sources

Erdbeerwoche, https://www.erdbeerwoche.com

Erdbeerwoche in Instagram, https://www.instagram.com/erdbeerwoche_

Ecopal on Instagram,

https://instagram.com/eco.pal?igshid=h2uvc2eix72l

Ears poons (or ear pick or ear scoop) (Wikipedia), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ear_pick

Lahore University of Management Sciences, https://lums.edu.pk/

Disposable products (single-use items) (Wikipedia) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disposable_product

“The single-use plastics you never thought about and 13 simple swaps” (Heidi Bischof), https://medium.com/@heidi_bischof/the-single-use-plastics-you-never-thought-about-and-13-simple-swaps-8f25df39019b

“Single-use plastics a serious climate change hazard, study warns” (The Guardian)

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/may/15/single-use-plastics-a-serious-climate-change-hazard-study-warns

Report: “Marine pollution in the caribbean - not a minute to waste” (World bank) http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/482391554225185720/pdf/Marine-Pollution-in-the-Caribbean-Not-a-Minute-to-Waste.pdf

“Caribbean beaches are littered with single-use plastics (World bank) https://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/caribbean-beaches-are-littered-single-use-plastics

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“Sustainable Menstruation - The Impact of Menstrual Products on the Environment” (Ayesha Mehrotra) https://medium.com/one-future/sustainable-menstruation-the-environmental-impact-of-menstrual-products-eba30e095cda

“The people fighting pollution with plastic-free periods” (BBC), https://www.bbc.com/news/world-43879789

Think before you flush, https://thinkbeforeyouflush.org/

How diapers and menstrual pads are exposing babies and women to hormone-disrupting, toxic chemicals (Environmental Health News), https://www.ehn.org/diapers-and-menstrual-pads-chemicals-2627099478.html



We have a give-away!

Erdbeerwoche is giving away one menstrual cup, a Selenacup, available in sizes small, medium and large, to be precise. With every Selenacup purchase Erdbeerwoche’s school project READY FOR RED is supported. To participate in the raffle, the possibility to get one Selenacup for free, send us an email to lovezerowaste@thegoodtribe.com. In the email: tell us what you enjoy about the podcast, write your preferred size (S, M or L) and include your address so that Erdbeerwoche can ship it to you if you win. We’ll pick a random winner and announce them through our Instagram channels during the end of October 2019.



Credits

This is for all the amazing spirits:

Idea, production and editing: The Good Tribe and Circulous

Hosts: Evelina Lundqvist and Malin Leth

Mixing: Umami

Jingle: Merlinn Sound

Initiators of the Love Zero Waste community: Evelina Lundqvist and Alexandra Poetz



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By Circulous, 2020,

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