I went to a free walking tour in Prenzlauer Berg today, where with a group of a dozen we visited some of the Zero Waste shops of the area. Whether offering products package free or with reusable. exchangable packaging, the main idea of these places is one: trying to make baby steps for a sustainable future.
Berlin is an Oase for Nachhaltigkeit. It’s easy to manage your waste in an environmentally friendly way, separating bio trash from plastic, that can – at least partly – be recycled. It’s not a big deal to buy your fruits and vegetables package free. There are several package free stores, where you can buy other food like pasta, rice, beans or other ingredients in bulk. You can switch to bio-degradable toothbrushes or bamboo toilet paper, which you can subscribe to, like to a newspaper.
I still remember how pleasantly surprised I was in 2015, when I spent my first time here, seeing that paper and Restmüll is collected separately already at the subway stations.
It’s great to see that more and more people are interested in maintaining a more sustainable lifestyle, so that the environment could be similar for our children too.
Baby steps can lead to something bigger than us.
As written on the wall:
“Viele kleine Leute, die in vielen kleinen Orten viele kleine Dinge tun, können das Gesicht der Welt verändern.”
We are all responsible for the footsteps we leave behind.
VVE – All That Remains