On the podcast: No excuse for single-use (S2, E10)

Annemarie Harant from  Erdbeerwoche  and Afreen Kamran from  Eco.pal  are experts in episode 10 of Love Zero Waste,  “No excuse for single-use”  (S2, E10).

Annemarie Harant from Erdbeerwoche and Afreen Kamran from Eco.pal are experts in episode 10 of Love Zero Waste, “No excuse for single-use” (S2, E10).


Time to wrap up season 2!

We’re drowning in everyday single-use items - plastic and otherwise! Toothbrushes, medication and grocery packaging, straws, tampons, coffee-to-go cups, paper and plastic bags, stockings, newspapers… The list is never-ending.

In this episode, we’re meeting experts Annemarie Harant from Erdbeerwoche and Afreen Kamran from Eco.pal. Annemarie and Afreen are entrepreneurs working to educate and provide alternatives to single-use items on a large scale. Annemarie and Afreen share insights on fighting the habit to use and immediately dispose of everyday items, and what is being done through policy changes and mobilising youth to make a change.

Annemarie and Afreen are driven by strong numbers. They have both done surveys on human behaviour and observed what items end up in the bin or being flushed down the toilet. Moreover, they share a passion for not only making a change for themselves but for the masses. Prepare to get inspired!

Also, Evelina and Malin reveal their own favourite single-use items. Could all single-use items be swapped for multiple-use? Perhaps. At least if you have an ear-scratching affinity...

Listen to “No excuse for single-use” (S2, E10) on Spotify, Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts - or wherever else you listen to podcasts.


Erdbeerwoche on Instagram
Ecopal on Instagram
Ears poons (or ear pick or ear scoop) (Wikipedia)
Lahore University of Management Sciences
Disposable products (single-use items) (Wikipedia)
“The single-use plastics you never thought about and 13 simple swaps” (Heidi Bischof)
“Single-use plastics a serious climate change hazard, study warns” (The Guardian)
Report: “Marine pollution in the caribbean - not a minute to waste” (World bank)
“Caribbean beaches are littered with single-use plastics (World bank)
“Sustainable Menstruation - The Impact of Menstrual Products on the Environment” (Ayesha Mehrotra)
“The people fighting pollution with plastic-free periods” (BBC)
Think before you flush
”How diapers and menstrual pads are exposing babies and women to hormone-disrupting, toxic chemicals” (Environmental Health News)
”Plastic Planet? Tampons und Binden unter der Lupe” (Erdbeerwoche)


We have a give-away!


Erdbeerwoche is giving away one menstrual cup, a Selenacup, available in sizes small, medium and large, to be precise. With every Selenacup purchase Erdbeerwoche’s school project READY FOR RED is supported.

To participate in the raffle, the possibility to get one Selenacup for free, send us an email.

Include the following information in the email:

  • Tell us what you enjoy about the podcast

  • Write your preferred size (S, M or L) and include your address so that Erdbeerwoche can ship it to you if you win.

We’ll pick a random winner and announce them through our Instagram channels during the end of October 2019.

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Let’s co-create!

Love Zero Waste is a collaboration between Circulous and The Good Tribe. We’re always open to ideas and collaborations.


Idea, production and editing: The Good Tribe and Circulous
Hosts: Evelina Lundqvist and Malin Leth
Mixing: Umami produktion
Jingle: Merlinn Sound
Initiators the Love Zero Waste community: Evelina Lundqvist and Alexandra Poetz

Happy listening!

Malin & Evelina