Asking can’t hurt …

I’ve been going to an awesome Turkish kebab restaurant near work (in Bern, Switzerland) for a falafel roll or mezze plate at least once a week for almost a year.

It’s cheap, it’s pretty healthy and the people are nice. Sometimes I eat in, sometimes it’s to go.

Last week, I thought I’d try something different.

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How much does it cost? Week 1

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First haul of the month

Some people have concerns that waste free is expensive. Buying organic also costs more than normal produce, so I’m going to do a little experiment to see how much I spend in August on all groceries. This unfortunately not unfortunately will be hindered by the fact we’re on holidays from the 21st, but hey, it’s still worth doing the sums.

The cost of living in Switzerland is the highest in the world. Isn’t that just peachy?! Although we don’t live in one of the top 10 most expensive cities in the world (Z├╝rich and Geneva make that list), it still costs a pretty penny to enjoy the spoils of the country’s capital, Bern. Continue reading

Welcome

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Hello, and welcome to refuse the refuse. You can also find me @refusetherefuse on Instagram and you can email me at refusetherefuse@gmail.com.

It’s a slow process, requiring patience and planning, but steps can be taken to minimize our impact on Earth’s resources.

Others have gone before me to blaze the trail of zero waste, but I find the term “zero waste” gives a scary impression. People read zero waste and baulk (or balk) at the idea, because it seems so impossible.

I don’t think I’ll ever be totally refuse free, but I’m trying my hardest.

Would you like to join me on the journey?