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10 green apps for more sustainability

We always have our mobile phones with us anyway, so what could be more natural than to use them wisely? There are now many apps on the market that help you to live more sustainably. The choice is as wide as the topic is varied: Apps help you choose more ecological products, check cosmetics for problematic contents or reduce food waste. You can find a selection of 10 free apps for your smartphone here.

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what does the FSC® seal mean?

The term "sustainability" comes directly from the forest - and even today, green forestry is incredibly important. Forests are CO2 reservoirs, habitats for countless animals and plants, and recreational spaces for people. At the same time, it is impossible to imagine our everyday life without raw materials from the forest. Whether furniture or paper - nothing works without wood. How can I, as a customer, support sustainable forestry? By looking for the right seal.

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GOTS seal

how good is gots?

It is one of the best-known seals for textile products: The green circle with the white shirt certifies more and more T-shirts, children's clothing and bed linen according to the GOTS standard. What exactly does it mean?

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regional food - from afar?

Short transport routes are good for the environment, so regional products sell better than the competition. Yet it remains open what exactly "regional" or "from home" actually means: my city, my district, my state? In fact, many of these foods come from completely different corners of Germany. Here you can find out how regionality is suggested and how you can actually buy sustainably and locally.

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why buy organic? 5 answers to the eco-label

Organic food is becoming more and more popular: sales have doubled in the last 10 years, reaching almost 12 billion euros in 2019. Most people buy organic primarily to support species-appropriate animal husbandry and to promote regional products. Health reasons also often play a role. Can organic farming actually keep these promises? Find out here what the seal stands for and why organic products are really better.

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Fairtrade coffee

how fair is fairtrade?

Around 20 years ago, the first products were labelled with the Fairtrade seal - in the meantime, it is hard to imagine life without it. Coffee was the food that started it all, and it is still the best-known Fairtrade product today. There are thousands of others: chocolate, bananas, tea, juices and sugar, as well as non-food items such as cotton, flowers, footballs and gold. But what exactly does the Fair Trade label actually mean? How much really reaches the producers? How fair is fair trade?

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