When I was a child reverse vending machines would be in every supermarket. Returning the bottles was always a highlight because I could see how much money I got back. Now after years without them, they are finally celebrating their comeback and I am really happy about it!
You can find them in almost every supermarket again.
Returning and Recycling bottles helps to reduse the waste of resources and you get some money back as well. In Austria you can retourn
- deposit bottles made out of glass,
- swing-top bottles,
- bottle crates,
- deposit beer bottles
- deposit PET bottles
- 1 L glass bottles for mineral water
UPDATE: Did you know that 35 billion beverage packages (bottles, cans, ...) are being returned every year, worldwide for recycling?
Well, I didn't but I think it is a great number already. Huge shout out to all the companies and people participating already! I hope our community will grow even bigger 💚
How cool is this? Bring your own eggbox or take one of these and fill them with just as many free range eggs as you want/need. You can reuse the eggbox every time you go shopping again. Thank you Spar for this great initiative !
I am a huge fan iDoc! Everytime I have a problem with my iPod I go to iDoc. These guys are very competent and fix your problem in no time for a very good price.
When your phone, laptop, ... breaks think twice befor you buy a new device. Better save money and resources. Repairing your device is often cheaper than buying a new one, you just have to know where to go. When I first wanted to repair my iPod at one of Apples official repair stores I was stricken how expensive it is and how complicated it would be to send my device to another place and then get it back only in a couple of weeks.
Wastelady's Tip: on their homepage at.idoc.eu you can even find tips on how to repair your electronic devices yourself
Okay so a couple of months ago my laptop fell on the floor and I couldn't recharge it anymore. At the beginning it was sad not to have a laptop anymore. After I got used to it I, I didn't miss it all and was sad when university started again and I finally had to do something about this topic, because studying without a laptop can become difficult after a while.
At first I thought I should buy a new one since my laptop is around 8 years old already and it just felt like a time for a change. So I went to stores and got totally confused with all the extras and zoll and which laptop is better for what. My mum even knew more about it than I did :)
The next thing was the price. Laptops are sooo expensive. It's like, I could book a first class ticket and fly to the end of the world with it.
After a while I gave up on this whole topic and then remembered that I once read an interview with Sepp Eisenriegler, the founder of 'R.U.S.Z. - Reparatur und Servicezentrum'.
R.U.S.Z. is an amazing place! Their mission is to REDUCE ELECTRONIC WASTE (E-Waste), such as radios, washing machines, laptops, ... simply by REPAIRing them.
Did you know that more than 60 % of all electronic devices who make their way to one of Viennas disposal sites ('Mistplätze') are actually still fully functional? Well I didn't and was shocked when I found out about this. Within the last 12 years years R.U.S.Z. repaired more than 5 million kg of electronic devices.
And so they repaired my laptop as well. It is working perfectly fine again (otherwise I couldn't sit here and write this) and I am very happy I didn't buy a new one and could save a lot of resouces and money.
Hey there, my name is Fiona. I love travelling and getting to know different cultures. Because of travelling I realised I don't need many things to live a happy life. My transformation started ten years ago with my first big trip to India, since then I live a very minimalistic lifestyle. For a couple of years now, it is not only minimalistic but also zero waste.
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