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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 M√ľhle.*

  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. ūüėČ
    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. ūüôā

  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 Рbut 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 Waschb√§r – 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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Hand sanitizers can help you stay healthy & safe 

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Germs, bacteria, and filth are the things that can slow down the progress of your life. Indeed, these are the things that would attack your body for sure. If you want that your body and skin stays safe and clean then you must use the right things at the right time.

It is great that you take bath everyday and even wash your face before you go to bed. But do you know what, you must keep your hands clean and safe with the right habit of cleaning your hands every now and then.  You know what the exciting thing is that you have endless options in sanitizers once you explore a little. You can get rinse free hand sanitizer, alcohol based sanitizers and much more. It is about what you are looking for. 

Washing your hands repeatedly is a conventional way 

Indeed, if you think that you would wash your hands every now and then, you need to think again. You must ensure that you wash your hands properly and safely when you go to the washroom.  But apart from this, many people feel that getting the water at all times is a tedious and barrier issue. Well, if you are one of such individuals then you need to think about a way that has absolutely no barriers. 

Of course, you can find the hand sanitizers that you can keep with you all the time. In this way, you can be sure that you have the right sanitizers that keep your hands clean and safe. After all, you would never want that your hands stay dirty or filthy. You do not need any water or soaps to clean up your hands. You just put a few drops of the sanitizer in your hands and rub them properly. Once you rub it, you would ensure that your hands clean up in no time. Of course, you do not need to get the water for this issue.

Keep the health issues at a bay 

Now, many kids and youngsters do not really wash their hands repeatedly or every now and then. They find it really annoying and tedious. Well, here if they switch to a hand sanitizer than not simply cleaning their hands then they can keep their hands clean and safe.  Once they keep a hand sanitizer in their pocket, they would automatically develop a habit of reaching out to their pocket and put the drops in the hand and clean them off. In this way, there would be utmost cleanliness and hygiene.

It might interest you that most of the health problems and infections that people get come from the germs and filth that they consume. If you are sick and you are thinking what exactly you ate wrong that triggered the issue in your health then wait a second. You know what, your hands that are not clean and hygienic might be the cause of your health problems.

Conclusion 

So, you must check out the hand sanitizers like alcohol in hand sanitiser type of product and it would keep you safe and healthy. After all, clean hands lead to healthy life.

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A comprehensive study of animal models global market

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The animal models global market is expected to touch near about US$13 billion in the coming years with the compounded annual growth rate of more than 8%. The animal models can be defined as the use of animals into the research and development type of activities so that several biological and chemical phenomena can be understood. The animal models are used by several researchers and scientists so that they can study and find a cure for several kinds of diseases and develop new kinds of products before actually testing them on humans. 

The animal models have been used in the experimental research so that human knowledge can be enhanced and several solutions to the biological questions can be provided. New drugs are being investigated into the animals to ensure proper safety before examination into the people. The animals are also artificially induced with diseases so that experiments can be conducted. 

 Following are some of the trends in this market: 

-The growing amount of research has increased the adoption of animal models in the whole world: With the rise in the development of new medicines and increasing demand of people, a lot of companies are undertaking animal models to understand several factors which have boosted the market growth. The increasing number of pre-clinical trials in the pharma industry has also lead to the continuous development of such drugs which are necessary for drug testing. So, the animal studies along with an increased amount of animal models are some of the factors which have increased the market growth during the forecast period. 

-Increasing use of mice models have also boosted the share of the market: Depending upon the type of animal’s mice animal model has held the majority of the share and has provided great revenue to this particular market. The major reason behind this testing is the lifestyle disorders and cancer-related research. The mice models are used so that people can have proper insights about the diseases and their evaluation of therapeutic things. 

‚Äď Utilizing the cost-effective strategies: Depending upon the technology in the market can be segmented into the CRISPR. It includes several kinds of technologies that help to provide benefits of cost-effectiveness and increase the speed. It also increases the usage of embryonic stem cells that helps to create powerful platforms to generate new mouse models. So, it has provided a great growth in the analysis time frame.

Application of human testing has been very much effective and has provided great results that have boosted the demand for this particular market. Usage of these kinds of animals for the testing purposes and understanding about the diseases which can harm the humans has also boosted this kind of growth of the segments. Several applications of animal testing have also gained insights about the biological behaviour of the diseases which include cancer and other things which have boosted the segmental growth of the market.    

Hence, the animal models services market is dominated by North America because of the presence of great pharmaceutical companies over there. So, these animal models are significantly reduced by the researchers so that they can find cures to the several kinds of prevailing diseases.

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Why Should You Consult physiotherapy for Your Health?

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There are many treatments and procedures that can help you in getting better and leading a healthy life. No matter which type of health condition you are in, once you embrace the right therapy or treatment; you can feel good about yourself.

You can always visit a Physiotherapy centre for a Physiotherapy. You have no idea how it can heal you inside out. It is important to understand that physiotherapy is a crucial part of treatment for most of the people having arthritis. It is something that gets run by physiotherapists, who are a part of a team of healthcare professionals who assist you to resume or upkeep an active, good and independent life both at your home and at work. These fellows are experts in evaluating movement and might show you how to guard your joints. Once you consult a center, your physiotherapist shall:

  • Cater proper advice and reassurance
  • Assist you to feel confident about managing your situation¬†
  • Address any type of concerns or doubts
  • Set suitable aims to keep you as active as it might be possible.

Professional and especial physiotherapists are well-trained in diagnosing and treating the issues related to joint and muscle, and your general practitioner could refer you to an expert or specialist physiotherapist rather than to a random rheumatologist or orthopaedic surgeon. You can talk to the doctor and you have no clue how effective and impactful it can turn out to be for you.

How it Starts?

Well, a physiotherapist is going to start by asking you a few questions and evaluating the joints  you might be finding painful. This evaluation is going to allow them to alter the treatment to your specific types of needs. Treatment could encompass:

  • A planned and proper programme of particular exercises
  • Catering walking aids or¬†even splints to aid you stay mobile and independent.
  • General suggestion on enhancing your activity level and evading any sort of exercise-related wounds¬†¬†
  • Pain-relief treatments like that of heat or ice packs, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation,¬† massage, machines, manipulation,¬†acupuncture or even that of taping

You Get to Understand the Condition 

Yes, a good and professional physiotherapist can help you to understand properly what exactly happens to your joints and muscles once you experience arthritis. Once you understand your arthritis, it is going to help you to upkeep its effects.

Handling your pain

Arthritis might cause pain in one specific part of the body or more extensive joint and muscle pain. Medications is going to assist but a physiotherapist might inform you about other techniques of pain relief that might work alongside your medications. You are going to be able to continue with some of such treatments yourself among appointments:

  • Ice packs can get used to soothe hot, enflamed joints.
  • Heat packs aid to relax tense, exhausted muscles.

There are different sorts of arrangements and procedures once you explore. 

 Conclusion 

So, it is time that you go ahead and embrace what is best for your health. You can go to the best physiotherapy center in Hyderabad and ensure that you are in the safe hands. 

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