Olá a todos,
My name is Catarina and I am an Architect and a student of Organic Cosmetics. My concern with the issue of sustainability and my ecological footprint started a long time ago, when I was still at the University and this issue was not as discussed as it is today.
At home in Lisbon, we always had significant amounts of plastic that we threw away practically without having been used. This whole system didn’t make sense to me and early on I started looking for alternatives. My first step was to buy vegetables and fruits at the local market and start making my own cosmetics trying to avoid products with ingredients indicated as potential cancer causes.
At the end of 2015 I moved to London and was quite surprised when I saw that almost all food products were packaged in plastic! And so many disposable cups, takeaway boxes and plastic straws everywhere! So much garbage to be generated in just one day… I knew that I wanted to make a difference and that I didn’t want to contribute to all that garbage.
So I started looking even deeper for alternatives. After sharing with family and friends what I was discovering and struggling to find alternatives in Portugal, I decided to create an online store where everyone could easily have access to more sustainable and environmentally friendly products. With the help of my business partner Christian, this dream came true in July 2017!
Mind The Trash is a Portuguese blog and online sales store of alternative products to plastic and non-natural products that currently exist on the market. Here, you’ll find tutorial videos, recommendations, discussions on sustainability-related topics and much more, in order to create awareness about alternative products and methods that can be used to reduce the waste we produce.
We want to share all our knowledge and we hope you will join this sustainable movement too!
Thanks for all the affection and support,