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Beitrag Hair soap and solid shampoo - an alternative to shampoo?

Hair soap and solid shampoo - an alternative to shampoo?

Many people think about reducing their plastic consumption in everyday life. How about starting with the things that are consumed most in everyday life, such as shower gel, liquid soap or hair shampoo? They can be replaced by natural cosmetic products. However, they are still mostly offered in plastic bottles or tubes. But here, too, there are already good alternatives.

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Beitrag Corona - Which masks protect best?

Corona - Which masks protect best?

Aerosols are considered the transmission route for the corona pathogen. These are tiny virus-containing particles that become airborne when people talk, sneeze or cough. Masks can help reduce aerosol dispersion and thus lower the risk of infection indoors.

The range of mouth-nose coverings is huge. Yet which mask is suitable?

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Beitrag Food - not packaged?

Food - not packaged?

Challenges from the consumer's point of view for more sustainability

Many consumers want to avoid unnecessary packaging waste. However, it is not easy to implement this, as many foods, especially fruit and vegetables, are only offered pre-packaged in the supermarket.

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Beitrag Is tap water the better drinking water?

Is tap water the better drinking water?

Imagine if it were possible to get perfect drinking water directly from the tap, without carrying cases and without increasing the CO2 footprint. If you could also save several hundred euros a year...what great idea!

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Beitrag Go for the cabbage - nutrition tips for the cold season

Go for the cabbage - nutrition tips for the cold season

Cabbage is the vegetable for the cold season - it ripens in late autumn, can be stored well and is thus available throughout the winter. Cabbage deserves to be called a "superfood". Whether white, red or green cabbage, broccoli or Brussels sprouts, they all contain plenty of fibre, vitamins, minerals and also important bitter substances, which belong to the so-called secondary plant substances.

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Beitrag Candle time - long pleasure from the glow of light

Candle time - long pleasure from the glow of light

The raw material used to make candles influences the price, burning behaviour, smell and lifespan. Those who prefer very cheap goods usually get a product made of paraffin - a by-product of petroleum processing. To mask the unpleasant smell, natural raw materials are often added. This increases the price but also the quality. Candles made of pure stearin or beeswax are recommended.

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Beitrag Fire hazard - the underestimated danger of tea lights

Fire hazard - the underestimated danger of tea lights

They look so beautiful, the arrangements of tea lights in the shape of hearts or stars. But they are literally a fire hazard.

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Beitrag The eco-cleaning cabinet

The eco-cleaning cabinet

Nowadays, there is a wide range of different cleaning products available in stores. However, many of the cleaning detergents offered are harmful to the environment, expensive and often unnecessary.

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Beitrag Exchange, please!

Exchange, please!

Especially during the Christmas season, people are very active in exchanging goods. However, contrary to popular belief, there is no right of return or exchange when buying in a shop.

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Beitrag Rules for families

Rules for families

Due to the Corona crisis, family life is also affected. It is important that there are no arguments about order and tidying up. Here are some tips that will help to ensure family peace.

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Beitrag Bed bugs - recognition, prevention and control

Bed bugs - recognition, prevention and control

The spread of bed bugs is not a topic that people like to talk about. Bed bugs are perceived as disgusting and leave bites, yet do not transmit pathogens. They occur all year round and worldwide and are mainly introduced through travel.

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Beitrag Sustainable laundry care

Sustainable laundry care

It is easy to save electricity, water and detergent and thus protect the environment and your wallet by using smart laundry care. On the occasion of the campaign day "Sustainable Washing and Cleaning" around May 10th, the consumer advice centre in the DHB - Netzwerk Haushalt is currently focusing on this very topic.

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Beitrag No stress with the climate

No stress with the climate

Who hasn't experienced it: the sun is shining and the apartment heats up. What is desirable in winter and in the transitional period is unpleasant in summer or leads to heat stress.

This is not a problem in low-energy and passive houses, because the appropriate technology is available, yet it is a problem for many residents of older and insufficiently insulated flats.

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Beitrag Microplastics in cosmetics and the sea

Microplastics in cosmetics and the sea

Plastic in the sea, large rubbish whirlpools consisting of plastic pieces of all sizes and widely distributed microplastic - this is the worrying situation in our oceans.

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Beitrag Recycled paper is the better choice!

Recycled paper is the better choice!

The paper industry consumes huge amounts of wood. Every fifth tree that is felled in our world ends up in paper production. About 20 percent of these trees come from virgin forests. In addition, large amounts of energy, water and chemicals are consumed to obtain beautiful bright paper from the wood fibres.

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