Recycle, reuse and opt for eco-fashion
Recycling is important for Finns and Finland has been recycling both glass and plastic bottles and aluminum cans for a long time. Now many households recycle plastic as well. The culture of recycling is strong. In Helsinki we have a recycling carnival called Cleaning Day which takes the streets twice a year: during the event neighborhoods, pavements and parks turn into one big giant flee market where you can make interesting discoveries from clothing to books and household appliances and to, well anything really. You can come and make great finds or sell your own second-hand items.
You can contribute to the environmental cause for example by bringing your own fabric shopping bag to the shops, by buying and consuming what you need and by choosing products with an eco-label. And of course, by taking all the plastic and paper wraps with you when you’re spending a day in the nature.
And, when it comes to eco-fashion, there are interesting and original companies that you should have a look at: the innovative Pure Waste makes 100 % recycled clothing from textile waste; the sustainable design house Globe Hope makes bags and accessories out of abandoned materials; and MUKA VA – pure, not boring – produces clothing for women and children made completely of natural fibers.