This is what happened when I removed all news and social media from my phone

Mental health is important and we often do things out of habit which cause us harm that we don’t notice until it is too late. Social media is designed to be addictive and news apps mirror this along with headlines written for maximum impact, often with little regard to the context or facts of the story. I realised I had a problem thanks to Apple’s screen time feature which informed me that I was spending a lot of time on my phone looking at social media and news....

November 4, 2019 · 2 min · Axel Segebrecht

Links to articles and resources I found interesting this week 43/19

Another week, another list of interesting stuff for you. What have you found this week that made you stop and think, laugh out loud or encouraged you to be braver? Loyalty cards gone digital! More coffee, less wallet fluff ?☕️ Convenience, Loyalty Cards https://www.themagicstamp.com/ How Estonia runs its country like a digital business (??) Blockchain, Digital, Politics https://qz.com/1535549/living-on-the-blockchain-is-a-game-changer-for-estonian-citizens/ Paris Is Building the World’s Largest Organic Rooftop Farm Sustainability, Farming https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/paris-biggest-rooftop-farm/?linkId=75737979...

October 26, 2019 · 1 min · Axel Segebrecht

How Coca-Cola Undermines Plastic Recycling Efforts

Audio obtained by The Intercept reveals how the Coca-Cola’s “green” philanthropy helped squelch an important tool in fighting the plastic crisis. Source: How Coca-Cola Undermines Plastic Recycling Efforts external link Maybe we should stop buying Coca Cola Corp’s products until they stop this two faced behaviour ? ?

October 18, 2019 · 1 min · Axel Segebrecht

Sponge time!

Quick question: why do we have only one option to buy a sustainable sponge in leading UK supermarkets? (in my experience) There’s an abundance of different sponges but only one from Spontex that uses recycled plastic for part of its sponge and the other part being biodegradable. Similarly, why is it so hard to find biodegradable baby wipes? ? I digress, although perhaps this thought warrants further investigation and a longer post....

October 17, 2019 · 2 min · Axel Segebrecht

Digital Detoxing

I wrote about this before external link and I am sure it is somewhat cyclical: I am going on a detox. Maybe even for good this time. My social media accounts of course are still were I abandoned them and I encourage nobody this time to follow me here. If you are reading this and count yourself a friend: nice to see you 🙂 If you are a casual browser who stumbled upon this post by accident: also welcome and thanks for stopping by....

October 13, 2019 · 2 min · Axel Segebrecht