Hi, and welcome to Greenish! If you've found me, you're either curious about starting a new eco-friendly, waste free life journey, or you've started and you need some advice. Either way, I'm happy we've found each other, and I can't wait to show you this incredible adventure to waste free living!
Hi! My name is Anè Nel, and welcome to Greenish! You might be wondering what Greenish is, and how it all got started, right? A few years ago I was taking a walk on one of our local beaches – South Africa has some of the most beautiful beaches, and our family loves to take an annual trip down to enjoy the sun and sand. But on this particular trip, while taking photos, I noticed something strange in the sand. When I decided to take a closer look, I found an old plastic bottle. I couldn’t recognize it, and neither did anyone in my family. My curiosity was peaked.
I decided to try and find out where the bottle could have come from, and immediately starting doing research. Imagine my surprise when it turned out to be a nearly 40 year old plastic bottle from the United States! Investigating further, I was shocked to discover just how bad the plastic pollution problem had become, and that’s when I decided that it was time to make a change. Even if I just made small changes myself, maybe I could start making a difference to our planet.
In time, my journey to a waste free lifestyle has evolved. There’s been a lot of bumps and bruises, but every day I work towards cutting more and more waste and plastic out of my life! Now, I want to share my journey and experiences with others, to help them achieve their dream of living more waste free. It’s not always easy, but we have a responsibility to our environment and our future. Join me and start your Greenish Journey!
I often share tips and stories about my journey to living a waste free and eco-friendly lifestyle. If you're ready to take the plunge, this is where you'll find all the best tips!
It's never easy to change your lifestyle, but I'd love to help you! Here are some of my favourite waste and plastic free, reusable things to use around the house. Best of all? You can buy them right through the website, and I'll ship them to you!
I love to take pictures of things! Natural environments, spotting a naughty shop using too much plastic, or anything else that catches my eye! Look at some of my photographs below, but keep in mind: I may like taking photos, but that doesn't make me a photographer!
Are you just starting out on your Zero Waste journey, and have a lot of questions? Or are you just curious about Zero Waste and low waste living? My free e-guide, A Quick Guide to Zero Waste, is for you!
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