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What are microplastics, and what makes them so harmful?
Take a look around you and count all the plastic items you see. Plastic bottles, packaging, ballpoint pens, flasks, ... There are undoubtedly quite a few of them. And did you know that when these items end up in landfill, they will fall apart into ...
What are microplastics, and what makes them so harmful?
Take a look around you and count all the plastic items you see. Plastic bottles, packaging, ballpoint pens, flasks, ... ...
How do you recognise sustainable products in the supermarket?
There are many ways to recognise sustainable products. At ETIKL we always use four that help us decide whether to ...
‘Ecological footprint’, what exactly does it mean?
Anyone wanting to know how sustainable his or her lifestyle is often uses the popular criterion 'ecological footprint'. This expresses ...
What does ethical or responsible consumption mean?
Market research in numerous sectors shows that consumers are becoming increasingly critical. We stand more sceptically in the supermarket gazing ...
Donate toys or stuffed animals? These charities are delighted to receive them
Would you like to give some warmth to another family? Then there are many ways in which you can make ...
What you need to know when switching to green electricity
One important sustainable choice you can make as a consumer is to switch to green electricity. But what does that ...
These are the ten most environmentally friendly countries in the world
The Environmental Performance Index 2020, an initiative of top universities Yale and Columbia, annually investigates how well 180 countries score ...
What is the happiest place on earth (and why)?
After decades of focusing on a fast life, where money and materialism were at the centre, in recent years our ...
14 practical tips to save water and energy
Do you want to be more conscious with your budget or do you simply want to save  energy? Then it ...
Seven steps to the ideal facade garden
Do you live in a terraced house in the middle of the city? Then there are many reasons to create ...
Is there an ecological alternative to the classic campfire?
Many ecologists are calling for a cosy campfire in the garden this winter. A remarkable advice since a campfire is ...
How to create your own minimalist interior
Minimalism is a style of architecture of Japanese origin that is gaining popularity worldwide. In practical terms, minimalism is a ...
Looking for a new bike? Find out which one suits you best
When you buy a new bike, it all depends on how often and where exactly you're going to use it. ...
These are the most beautiful cycling routes and paths in Belgium
Are you a real cycling enthusiast or do you like to make it your business to prepare a cycling trip? ...
These sustainable vehicles are on the market today (but how eco-friendly are they really?)
If you are ready to say goodbye to your diesel or gasoline car, there are many sustainable answers for your ...
Trip to Malmö: soon also night train from Brussels to Sweden
At the beginning of this year, there was the introduction of the night train from Brussels to Vienna, and not ...
Which wild animals live in Europe?
On safari in Tanzania, penguin spotting in New Zealand or bear spotting in Canada by motor home: you don't have ...
These are the 34 best nature documentaries of all time
Do you love being blown away by the beauty of nature? This list of the best nature documentaries of all ...
Eating your own chickens’ eggs: Animal friendly or not?
Many people choose to keep their own chickens and thus eat eggs from their own garden for animal welfare reasons. ...
Feeding your cat vegan food, a good idea?
Plant-based foods are increasingly found in all shapes and sizes, including in pet shops. If we want to keep our ...
Why preparing your garden for winter is a particularly bad idea
It gets dark earlier in the evening and the minimum temperatures are flirting more and more with the freezing point. ...
These 10 insect-friendly plants attract bees and butterflies to your garden
Planning to enjoy your garden to the full this year? Give it a new lease of life by choosing these ...
These are the 34 best nature documentaries of all time
Do you love being blown away by the beauty of nature? This list of the best nature documentaries of all ...
Why is palm oil under attack?
Switching to a plant-based diet is an environmentally conscious choice. However, not all ingredients in plant-based foods are sustainable. On ...
How to create your own capsule wardrobe
Although the minimalist concept of "capsule wardrobe" sounds like a new trendy term, British minimalist Susie Faux coined it back ...
The figures behind fast fashion
Everyone knows that buying a brand new pair of trousers for 10 euros is not a good idea for the ...
Tips to make your clothes last longer
It is not only the choice of shop, brand and material that has an impact on the sustainability of your ...
Is it possible to do some sustainable shopping on a budget?
One fashion brand pays more attention to sustainability than another, but the ultimate responsibility for a sustainable choice too often ...
6 baby steps towards sustainable bathroom habits
If you want to adopt sustainable bathroom habits, it can sometimes be a bit of a puzzle to decide which ...
How do you recognise vegan cosmetics?
Are you surprised when you hear that not all cosmetics are vegan?  Lipstick, nail polish, conditioner: there are more animal ...
Do-it-yourself: make your own vegan face mask
Do you want to take care of your skin without making a big investment in your beauty cabinet? Good news, ...
These 10 products are essential for a good skincare routine
Wanting to avoid wrinkles and achieve perfectly even skin tone? Then it's vital to establish a good daily skincare routine. ...
These are the best vegan restaurants in Amsterdam
As a vegan, it's great to dine out or look at a takeaway menu and be able to order everything, ...
FOODTREND: Where does the ‘açai bowl’ come from?
On Instagram, on food blogs and in culinary magazines: the açai bowl is everywhere. But where exactly does this photogenic ...
These are the best vegan restaurants in Leuven
As a vegan, it's great to dine out or look at a takeaway menu and be able to order everything, ...
Recipe: Vegan cheesecake with delicious speculoos base
As a vegan, do you sometimes dream of a piece of creamy cheesecake? At ETIKL, we tested out several recipes ...
These are the 34 best nature documentaries of all time
Do you love being blown away by the beauty of nature? This list of the best nature documentaries of all ...
Inspiring books on sustainability and society
If you want to learn more about sustainability, it is important to inform yourself by using the right sources. Especially ...
Sustainable dilemma: e-reader or book?
If you are an avid reader and want to reduce your carbon footprint, you are faced with the following dilemma: ...
These are the most beautiful cycling routes and paths in Belgium
Are you a real cycling enthusiast or do you like to make it your business to prepare a cycling trip? ...
Wildlife tourism: a good idea?
If you travel to the wilds of Africa, chances are that a safari is on the agenda. If you're exploring ...
Trip to Malmö: soon also night train from Brussels to Sweden
At the beginning of this year, there was the introduction of the night train from Brussels to Vienna, and not ...
Sustainable flying, future or utopia?
Every globetrotter wonders: will sustainable flying ever be possible? Some claim that you can completely offset your CO² emissions, others ...
Public transport is free in these 17 European cities
Do you love travelling with a sustainable twist? Good news, because in many European cities the sustainable trend of making ...