Environment issues are boring

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While I raise my hand above the trashcan, ready to throw away the plastic bar my “little voice” is lecturing me.
What are you doing? It is a very small effort to put plastic with plastic.  But at my office there is only one trashcan, and I feel like a wiseacre to burden the question.

At home I’ve have made 4 trahscans. Paper, plastic, glass and rest. I even seperate plastic sheets from the paper package. Am I exaggerating? In my opinion I don’t.
For me it’s little trouble to do this and I think everybody should do this. When I see cardboard in the glass trashcan I get it out (yes, even it’s dirty) and put it where it belongs.

I’m not a saint, I have a car which I daily use. I’m using airplanes who spray their emissions in the sky. I have clothes which are eco unfriendly.
Where should I draw the line? There are days where I want to contribute more and there are days when I wake up and ask myself why I even bother.
I’m angry at myself for being materialistic sometimes. Getting carried away in the consumer world, buying useless products which only polutes the world.

I guess there is no clear answer. Humans created this lifestyle and there is no way back.
We fish the oceans empty, we let icecaps melt, we see more natural distaster than ever before in human life time, and maybe I will even experience that tropical islands will dissapear under water.
But the industry who causes this, is also creating many job oppurtunities, helping many people buy their bread.

Although I’m still figuring out where I should place myself in this story, I will try to live more and more eco friendly. My jewelry is turning into eco friendly – biodegradable items. I’m buying clothes from thriftshops, I’m using eco friendly shampoo, and as soon as I have some decent money, I will support Boyan Slat (see first link) and yes, I’ll keep separating my trash.

Inspirational links:
http://www.theoceancleanup.com/

https://chasingice.com/

http://350.org/

http://www.cop21paris.org/

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2 Comments

  1. RubendePuben
    October 6, 2015 / 8:33 am

    Hang in there, even when it seems pointless to carry on. If you think what you are doing is right for you and the environment, keep it up. Its the little things that count, as a lot of little things will mount up to something big.

  2. Eileen
    October 21, 2015 / 3:12 pm

    Heal the world and make it a better place said michael and Amen to that!
    Your way of writing inspires and exites while i’m thinking of starting a blog of my own!

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Eva is a Dutch fashion blogger based in Twente, the Netherlands. Eva runs her blog since 2015 and quickly grew into a edgy and streetstyle based fashion blog where you’ll also find social media tips and tricks. Eva is active on many social platforms like Instagram, Lookbook, Facebook, Pinterest, Blogsociety, Fashion Potluck and Bloglovin. This is one of the main reasons that her reach goes far. Even though she doesn’t consider herself to be a Dutch Influencer she has worked with Livera, Violet Hamden, Defshop, Jo Malone, Ice-watch, BenBits, Esprit, Innocent drinks and many other brand.

Eva is een Nederlandse fashion blogger uit Twente. Na haar blog lancering in 2015 groeide ze al snel uit tot een edgy en streetstyle fashion blog waar je ook social media tips en marketing tricks vindt. Eva is actief op menig social media kanaal waaronder Instagram, Lookbook, Facebook, Pinterest, Blogsociety, Fashion Potluck en Bloglovin. Dit is één van de redenen waarom haar bereik ver gaat. Hoewel Eva zichzelf niet als een Nederlandse influencer ziet heeft ze samengewerkt met Livera, Violet Hamden, Defshop, Jo Malone, Ice-Watch, Benbits, Esprit, Innocent drinks en vele andere merken.