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Let’s stay with the ladies – when removing make-up, the direct throwing away of the cotton pads creates massive waste. The plastic-free alternative to avoid garbage is these reusable eco cotton pads*. Or you simply make the pads yourself from old fabric remnants. Then simply wash and reuse them. Lower costs, less plastic waste.

  1. Cloth diapers & diaper-free instead of disposable diapers

Ordinary disposable nappies are 70% plastic and are garbage after one use. So how can we replace diapers without using plastic? It’s simple: with such washable and reusable cloth diapers* or simply without diapers at all. Anna explains how this works in her diaper-free experiences.

  1. Plastic free cotton swabs made of paper & cotton

Plastic cotton swabs are plastic waste directly after the single use. The packaging is also often made of plastic. Why not switch to an alternative without plastic if it exists? In the sense of the plastic-free life you can get paper cotton buds at DM or here plastic-free online*. Cotton swabs without plastic made of bamboo & cotton can be found here.*

  1. Renouncement of PE, PP. PA and PET

Renouncement of cosmetic articles with the microplastic components polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyamide (PA) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Incredibly enough, the addition of microplastics to cosmetic products is still permitted in our country. Packaging causes plastic waste that can end up in the environment and the microplastics in peeling, shampoo, make-up, shower gel and co. definitely end up in the sea. Because at the moment no sewage plant can stop these small plastic parts. The microplastics from the cosmetic products end up in the sea, are eaten by fish and sooner or later end up back on our plates.

Note: Under bio-accumulation of toxins you can learn more about this.

  1. Plastic free toothbrush tablets

Yeah, that’s right. More and more people are starting to use plastic-free toothbrush tablets. The tablets are simply chewed and then used in the mouth like ordinary toothpaste. No fluoride, no aspartame and above all no microplastics in the toothpaste! In addition, they are packed plastic-free.

  1. Shaving soap without plastic

Shaving foam from the plastic can is a thing of the past if you simply switch to the plastic-free alternative shaving soap. This way you avoid plastic waste and can shave as usual. You can get the shaving soap here at Mühle.*

  1. Check product labels before you buy

Simply use the CodeCheck app to stop buying products that contain microplastics or palm oil or are otherwise harmful to the environment or health. With the app you simply scan the barcode on the back of shower gel and co. and see in a second whether the product is harmful. So not only can you live plastic-free, but you can also live micro-plastic-free.

  1. Mouthwash without plastic

Mouthwashes contain a lot of chemicals and come in plastic packaging. There is no plastic-free mouthwash on the market – but you can make your own mouthwash and choose the natural ingredients yourself. See the article Making your own mouthwash.

  1. use metal tongue scraper

Tongue scrapers are actually made of plastic – kind of a stupid feeling to put plastic in your mouth, isn’t it? Similar to disposable cutlery or the toothbrush, there are fortunately more sensible alternatives without plastic. Just use a metal tongue scraper.

Here you get a good tongue scraper*. Alternatively, you can just try a large stainless steel spoon from your cutlery drawer.

  1. Exchanging alb foil for ReUse wipes

What you definitely cannot use in your lunch is aluminium that has been transferred into the food. But that is exactly what can happen. In addition, the production of aluminium foil is super expensive. So switch to reusable cloths made from beeswax, jojoba oil and resin. I can warmly recommend these plastic-free cloths*! You simply wipe them once after using them for your food and can reuse them immediately.

  1. Use bamboo kitchen paper without plastic

    I bought kitchen paper forever in the supermarket. Problem? Is clear. Kitchen paper without plastic wrap is still not found in ordinary supermarkets. In addition, every kitchen paper is thrown in the trash after only a few seconds. So why not just use it on the environmentally friendly, reusable kitchen roll without plastic? Such kitchen rolls made of bamboo * replace up to 60 paper towels, are significantly more stable than conventional kitchen roll paper and, according to the manufacturer, can be washed up to 100 times. Kitchen paper without plastic is also possible.
  2. Do without a salad spinner

    As long as there is no salad spinner without plastic (please write me a comment, should you find one), you can simply use the plastic-free alternative: Put your salad in a jute bag and fling it until your arm falls off. 😉
    No, fun. A few seconds are enough and the salad is dry. You can do that just as well with a lockable stainless steel basket with a relatively dense grid.
  3. Use biodegradable dishcloths or sponges

    the classic colorful dishcloths are made of plastic and also packed in plastic. Even now there is an alternative for this that makes it a little easier for you to live plastic-free. Here you can get dishcloths without plastic made of cellulose and cotton *.

  4. Use linen tea towels

    what we use for wiping in the kitchen has usually been packed in plastic or made of plastic fibers. Living plastic-free is different. Give it a try with these linen tea towels *. They come to you plastic-free and are made of natural material. In addition, the linen towels look very good and upgrade your kitchen.
  5. Make the oven cleaner yourself

    It’s quick, it’s natural, and you can avoid plastic waste. Again, you need the home remedies baking soda (2 tablespoons), salt (1 tablespoon) and water (1-2 tablespoons). Stir everything together until a paste forms. Spread your mixture in the oven and let it sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a rag. Rinse the oven really thoroughly with a damp cloth. Plastic waste? Can you search for a long time! Here you will learn what else you can do with baking soda to continue your life without plastic.

    Tip: In the separate article you will learn exactly how to make this and other oven cleaners yourself.

  6. Bamboo wood cutting board

    what do you use to cut cheese, sausage, vegetables and Co.? Still a plastic board? Exchange it for such a beautiful cutting board made of oak wood *. Packaged plastic-free and made from sustainable, regionally growing wood. The perfect plastic-free alternative to cutting that fits exactly into your life without plastic.
  7. Air freshener with bamboo activated carbon

Unpleasant odours, whether in the kitchen, living room or other rooms, you want to get rid of them quickly. However, conventional plastic air fresheners only perfume the room and do not eliminate the cause. The natural alternative without plastic is this air freshener with bamboo activated carbon. The activated charcoal has a natural odour-neutralising effect. Odours are absorbed and emitted again when warm (simply place in the sun). Ideal for the kitchen, the wardrobe, the car or even shoes. Live plastic-free and remove odours without plastic? Yep, that works too!

  1. Buy diapers plastic free

You can’t imagine how many plastic diapers we collect at our Beach CleanUp. It’s not only disgusting, but completely unnecessary. Because of course there are also diapers without plastic. These cotton nappies*, for example, are the best way to continue living with your baby without plastic.

  1. Buy bread in the bag you brought with you

I do not want to do without my bread and therefore buy it plastic-free in the supermarket by putting it fresh in a bag that I take with me when I go shopping. There I can recommend the project Naturtasche.de to you. Practical and visually cool. Not only for bread, but also for fruit and vegetables. To avoid plastic waste, you can alternatively reuse your bread bag from your last purchase.

The same applies to rolls, by the way. To avoid plastic waste, simply buy your rolls at the bakery and avoid plastic-wrapped buns. Alternatively you can make your own rolls

  1. Go shopping with basket or rucksack

Admittedly, a woven basket for shopping does not look so casual for men, but the shopping basket is probably more for women. But a big backpack will do. The main thing is that you have something to carry so you can avoid plastic garbage. You should either use this classic woven basket* for shopping or, like me, switch to this sea plastic Gotbag backpack. For shopping without plastic, almost all backpacks are suitable. So you can easily shop and transport without plastic.

  1. Shopping meat & cheese without plastic

Admittedly, plastic-free shopping for meat and cheese is a little more complicated, but just as possible. Just take your stainless steel cans or glass containers with you and have them filled at the meat and cheese counter. This might be a bit unusual at first, but you have saved some plastic waste again. Take your box with you and get it filled. Done.

ATTENTION: Due to hygiene regulations, the waiters are not allowed to give you sausage and cheese without packaging. As long as the container you brought with you stays on the counter and sausage and cheese are simply placed inside, this is usually okay. Have a look at the article Buying sausage & cheese plastic-free.

  1. Ice cream from the waffle and not from the cup

It’s summer, close to 30 degrees, and you feel like having an ice cream. Leave the plastic-coated cup, a plastic-coated cup and enjoy your ice cream in a waffle. Since you can just eat it with you, there is no waste. If you like ice cream in a cup so much, many ice-cream shops now have a waffle cup as well. So you can enjoy your ice cream without plastic. 🙂

  1. Buy plastic-free at the weekly market

Weekly markets are everywhere, but we tend to prefer the convenient option in the supermarket next door. I can only speak now for the weekly markets in Berlin, but they are diverse and often have more than 100 stalls offering a huge selection of regional products. The best way to shop naturally & plastic-free.

In Berlin I can recommend the weekly market at Karl-August-Platz (Charlottenburg), at Maybachufer (Neukölln) or at Hackescher Markt (Berlin-Mitte). Just bring your own jute bag. Plastic-free shopping at the weekly market is easier than anywhere else.

Buy diapers plastic free

You can’t imagine how many plastic diapers we collect at our Beach CleanUp. It’s not only disgusting, but completely unnecessary. Because of course there are also diapers without plastic. These cotton nappies*, for example, are the best way to continue living with your baby without plastic.

Tip: cloth diapers are reusable – but does it have to be a diaper at all? Take a look at our diaper-free experience report. 

  1. plastic-free wine bottle with natural cork

Buying a wine without plastic is not so easy. The bottles often have a plastic or metal stopper (with a plastic lining), but this is often only visible after opening. On the website CorkWatch you can check before buying wine whether the wine has a cork made of natural cork or not.

  1. Leave out the chewing gum

Did you know that classic gum is made of plastic? That’s right. Since natural substances are not available in sufficient quantities, the chewing mass is made of plastic, so-called synthetic thermoplastics, among other things. If you want to live without plastic, just leave the chewing gum on the shelf

  1. Make your own detergent

Detergents have regularly caused plastic waste in our shared flat and are also full of chemicals. You can also make dishwashing detergent yourself and, above all, plastic-free! You can also get the ingredients without plastic. Learn here how to make your own dishwashing detergent.

  1. make your own detergent deeply

To avoid microplastics in the sea, you should wash as rarely as possible with the washing machine. But also the detergent packaging regularly leaves plastic waste. Fortunately, there are plants that have been used for centuries for washing, as they naturally foam. Learn here how to make your own detergent.

  1. Make your own toothpaste

The packaging is usually made of plastic and even in the apparently healthy toothpaste, microplastics and other harmful substances often lurk. We can also avoid this in a natural way by making our own plastic-free toothpaste.

  1. Packaging gifts sustainably

On birthdays, at Christmas & Easter, at weddings or just as a small gift. We give away with pleasure. Unfortunately this also creates a lot of plastic waste. Learn a few simple tricks how to wrap your next present sustainably.

  1. Make deodorant yourself

Deodorant spray, roll-on deodorant and deodorant creams normally make a lot of plastic waste. In keeping with the Zero Waste lifestyle, you can also make your own natural, plastic-free deodorant.

  1. Rubbish bags made of newspaper

It is super easy to replace the plastic bin liner with a self-adjusting bin liner made of old newspaper. Here you learn in the DIY manual how to fold garbage bags made of newspaper.

  1. Making mouthwash yourself

Since you can’t get plastic-free mouthwash at the drugstore, you’ll have to get it yourself. Learn how to make your own mouthwash from baking soda, birch sugar and herbs in the article Making Mouthwash. Completely natural!

  1. Make your own furniture

Whether you order furniture online or buy it locally – in the end you have a lot of packaging waste made of foam, plastic film and cardboard. In the DIY Furniture Blog, I introduce you to cool homemade furniture from time to time, where I make for example 35 year old dusty oak planks into unique furniture. Take a look at how you can make a dining table out of wooden planks yourself, for example.

  1. Make confetti yourself

Yes, even confetti usually makes a lot of plastic waste and is often spilled outside in the environment. In the spirit of the plastic-free life I recommend you to use natural material and make your own confetti – for example from punched out leaves.

  1. Make your own bathroom cleaner

The mostly weekly cleaning day leaves behind a lot of plastic waste after a few weeks. For example the bottle of chemical bath cleaner. The  alternative? You can also simply make it at home from natural products. You can find out how this works in the article called Making your own bathroom cleaner.

  1. Making glass cleaner  yourself

The glass cleaner is one of the most frequently used cleaning agents. Since we use it for cleaning windows, mirrors or the stove surface, for example, we quickly produce a lot of plastic waste.

By making the glass cleaner ourselves, we save the waste and clean with a less dangerous, natural product.

  1. Cook & fresh yourself

This tip on plastic-free living actually sounds so banal, doesn’t it? But in our ToGo society this is no longer a matter of course. To avoid plastic waste, you can simply cook a little more in the evening than you plan to eat. In a stainless steel lunch box or preserving jar, you can then take your food with you the next day for your lunch break. This way you will stay plastic-free during your lunch break and don’t rush to take fast food out of the plastic box.

  1. Do not throw cigarette butts into the environment

If you want to live plastic-free, you should also stop throwing your cigarette butts into the environment. Because cigarettes are also partly made of plastic, namely vinyl chloride. The contents of a cigarette butt pollute 1 litre of water so much that fish can only survive for a few days.

  1. Stick a sticker with “NO ADVERTISEMENT” on your mailbox

How many times did you maybe want to put that sticker on the mailbox, but you moved it. If it’s not on there, put it on now. That way, you save yourself a lot of brochures wrapped in plastic wrap.

  1. Eat no more gum.

Chewing gum consists to a large extent of plastic. One more reason why the biggest manufacturers keep their recipes secret. So with every discarded chewing gum, some plastic gets into the environment. Try chewing on mint or other tasty plants as a natural alternative. If you want to know more, take a look at the article Plastic in chewing gum.

  1. use apps

Even your smartphone can help you live plastic-free with the best Zero Waste apps. For example, use the Clothes Spinning Top app to buy used plastic-free clothes before you order new clothes online, produce a lot of plastic waste and maybe you don’t like the clothes so much.

  1. do without clothes with plastic fibres as far as possible

Since we don’t notice it ourselves, we consider it less bad. But every time we wash our clothes with the washing machine, an average of about 1900 plastic fibres get through the drain into the waters and finally into the sea. So try to use clothes made of natural materials. A really good online shop is Waschbär – Der Umweltversand.*

  1. Party without plastic

You want to celebrate a party and prevent all the plastic waste in advance by using disposable cups, disposable cutlery, disposable plates & Co.? Then take a look at the article Party Party without plastic.

  1. Freezing food without plastic

Forget the classic freezer bag. It ends up just plastic garbage. From paper to preserving jars, there are many alternatives for freezing, which make your plastic-free life much easier. Just read the detailed article Freezing food without plastic.

  1. Plastic free in the airplane

Admittedly, staying plastic-free on an airplane seems impossible. But you can also live the Zero Waste lifestyle on the plane. For example, with your own water bottle and food in your lunch box. Just read my article on plastic-free flying.

  1. Grilling without plastic

Barbecuing usually produces a lot of plastic waste which ends up directly in the environment. To prevent this I have summarized my best tips for plastic-free barbecuing. Try it out!

10th advent calendar without plastic

You can make a really cool, personal Advent calendar from small jute bags, a few mistletoes and fir cones. This is much more personal and above all plastic-free than the finished DIN A4 calendar from the supermarket. Find out in the separate article how you can make such a plastic-free Advent calendar yourself.

  1. Christmas without plastic

After the plastic-free Advent calendar, the Christmas season begins – here, rows of new goods in gift wrapping paper with a plastic coating go through the cash registers. Find out how you can survive Christmas without plastic in the Extra article.

  1. Sustainable and plastic-free New Year’s Eve

At no other time of the year is there so much fine dust in the air as at the turn of the year. At the same time, rockets and firecrackers generate huge amounts of plastic waste. One more reason to spend New Year’s Eve without fireworks, simply sustainable and plastic-free.

  1. Start of school without plastic

Did you ever experience it yourself? Your own child comes home from the first day of school and has a huge list of things to be done. Before that the problem even starts with the school bag. In order to avoid plastic waste in the sense of a plastic-free life, there are some tricks. You can read more about this in the separate article Starting school without plastic.

  1. collecting soap residues

Do you know it, for example, from the hotel? A soap wrapped in plastic is only used once and then you have to leave again. What usually happens with the soap residue? It is disposed of in the trash – just like the packaging. It was really worth it. :-/

In a soap bag you can easily collect and reuse such leftovers.

  1. exchange books or buy used ones

Unfortunately, most publishers still wrap their new books in plastic foil. This of course provides the certainty that the book is freshly printed. Do

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What should A person know about Medical Tourism?

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Since you know today the world has changed significantly. In case you feel that you don’t have a treatment or health solution for an ailment or a medical condition then you are mistaken. Most of the medical conditions in the current time possess brilliant treatments. There are instances wherein even the scarcest conditions are getting successfully treated.

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You can find extensive richness in the medical field today. Have a look below:

  • In case you once stroll through the options and talk to best medical tourism company in India , you would know about the advancement people are relishing today. Talking about medical tourism, it might be described as the process of traveling outside a nation of residence with a motive of getting medical care. Over the years the advancement in the admiration of medical tourism has impacted the attention of researchers, policy-makers and even that of media. In case you dig deeper, originally, this term was referred to the travel of the patients from less-developed or remoted areas or nations to developed nations in hunt of the good medical treatments not available in their own country.
  • In this contemporary era, you all are witnessing both the quantitative and qualitative shifts in patient mobility because the individuals going or travelling from weak or less-developed countries to advanced ones so as to get health services. These sorts of shift are chiefly driven by the comparative low-cost of the treatments in underdeveloped countries, obtainability of inexpensive flights and augmented marketing and online consumer data related to availability of medical services.
  • In this realm of medical tourism, there are two main components of service quality in health care sector. These are mechanical or that of technical quality and that of functional and serviceable quality. If you speak of technical equipment, it is at the middle of the diagnostic algorithm of a patient, whereas the functional quality is inspected by service catered in the healthcare centres such as services of nurses, staffs and even of most importantly, the doctors towards a patient and his helpers. There is no disproving that in India, the service quality in the medical tourism industry is a notable part in enticing customers.
  • There are times when categories of dissimilar treatments and the availability also mean a vital factor in decision to involve in the realm of medical tourism. The commonest sorts of procedures that patients carry out during medical tourism trips are such as organ transplantation, dentistry, elective cosmetic surgery, orthopaedic surgery and cardiac surgery.
  • Though, a massive variety of services could be attained via the medical tourism, commanding from numerous essential treatments to diverse sorts of outmoded and other treatments. Moreover, the reproductive tourism and reproductive outsourcing are even getting better in terms of popularity. It is a practice of traveling abroad to encompass in vitro fertilization, in surrogate pregnancy and diverse other assisted reproductive technology techniques.

Conclusion

So, you can make the most of medical tourism in India once you explore this niche. Medical conditions can be treated with best provisions if you are ready to explore the advanced options..

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Why it is a better idea to go for a kidney transplant surgery

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It is said that kidneys are very important when it comes to body organs in a human being because they are supposed to release a lot of waste from the body. According to studies it can filter out more than 45 gallons of blood on a daily basis and when this stops working then the waste starts building up in the body. As a result, there can be kidney failure and severe high blood pressure.

Now if someone is having a chronic kidney disease then they most tally in between 2 options. Either they can go for a kidney transplantation where they can replace the older and failed kidneys with a healthy kidney received from another donor. The other choice is to go for a dialysis process where the blood can get filtered with the help of a special tube or a machine which is inserted in the belly.

The kidney transplant price is very expensive and a lot of people do take this option as the very last resort. But that is not always the case. This is because a lot of people actually prefer to undergo the transplantation process rather than going for a regular dialysis.

But the doctors always want to go for a surgery and a transplantation because when this can happen then there are high chances that the patient will live longer than the ones who are opting for a regular dialysis. For example if one can live with a dialysis for 15 more years then an earl kidney transplant can help one to live up to 30 more years.

Here are some other major benefits of the transplant as well:

  • No spending of hours on a weekly basis to get dialysis and one can go back to their work as early as possible.
  • There are fewer long term health issues than that of having dialysis.
  • There are fewer limits on their diet.
  • Dialysis can take a toll on the body. This can cause some other issues like anaemia and heart disease which hardly happens after the transplantation.
  • There is more energy even after the surgery.
  • And last but not the least, a better quality of life.

It is true that transplantation is any day a better idea but still there are a lot of people who opt for dialysis. Is this because of the kidney transplant cost in India? Not exactly. It is mainly because that there are plenty of people who need a kidney transplant surgery but there are not sufficient amount of donors for that. Hence the one who needs a transplant has to wait long enough till they get a kidney donor. In the meantime they have to depend on dialysis process to keep their body working.

There are some people who can also not undergo this surgery because of some previous health conditions. For example if one is suffering from cancer or if they have some other severe infection then it can be not possible for them to have the surgery.

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Supplements are required for muscle gain and strength in daily work out

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Supplements are required for muscle gain and strength in daily work out

Dietary supplements are in demand these days. People are suffering from many diseases and their daily nutritional requirements are not fulfilled by a balanced diet. There are many factors and reasons for the intake of dietary supplements.

Age- with the increase in age there is muscle loss; bones tend to be porous, lack calcium and vitamin D. The elderly people are advised to consume dietary supplements rich in calcium, vitamin D that promotes muscle and bone strength. Children in adolescence age are also advised dietary supplements as their metabolism is at a higher rate and they need more nutrition than an individual normal person.

Medications- intake of proton pump inhibitors that stop the absorption of vitamin B12 need dietary supplements. Supplements rich in vitamin B12 advised to such people.

Medical conditions- the people who are suffering from celiac diseases suffer from nutritional deficiencies. As the gut is inflamed there is an increased need for dietary supplements that reduce inflammation of the gut.

Food allergies- many people suffer from food allergies and cannot consume those foods in daily diet. They have to take dietary supplements to compensate for the nutritional deficiency created by less intake of food they are allergic to.

Pregnancy- during the time of pregnancy the ladies are advised to take dietary supplements to provide optimum nutrition to both the baby and the mother. The food intake is not sufficient for the pregnant mother as she needs additional food supplements for the health of the baby.

Before ordering online supplement India you should check various things and keeps you basic tips in mind-

 

List of ingredients on the label- you should always check the ingredients present in the dietary supplement before buying them from the online websites. The active ingredients are mentioned on the label of the dietary supplement. The active ingredients are mentioned according to the quantity present in the dietary supplement. You may be allergic to a specific ingredient so it is advised to read the ingredients before buying the supplement.

Doses- dietary supplements are advised to be taken indefinite doses by different people. Aged people require definite dosage dietary supplements as a higher intake of the dietary supplement may affect their overall health. There is a definite amount of dietary supplement intake for the people who are involved in muscle building and strength exercises.

Effectiveness- each supplement has a beneficial effect on the body. The effectiveness of the ingredients depends on the requirement of the person. A person requiring vitamin D supplement should read the label of the dietary supplement as it should be rich in calcium and vitamin D needed strong muscles and bones.

There are many types of online supplements India available on the online websites. The dietary supplements rich in calcium and vitamin D are given to the people who have poor muscle and bone strength. A supplement rich in folic acid is given to the people who are at risk of birth defects. Omega 3 fatty acid-rich dietary supplement is advised to the people who suffer from heart diseases. Combination of vitamin C and E, zinc, lutein and copper are given to the people who have reduced vision.

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