Germany is one of the top recycling countries in the world and it amazes me how precise they are with it.
Back in Nigeria, trash was tossed nonchalantly and nothing was ever separated. Even some parts of the USA do not separate trash. Moving to Germany and having to deal with trash as a daily part of life was not exactly mind blowing but it still gets me all the time.
At first, I didn’t really care much about separation of trash until I got a mail from the Müll people, warning us about sticking with the rules.
Now, if I saw a little piece of paper in my bio Müll I nicely take it out and drop it with its siblings. So yeah, recycling is no joke in this part of the world. Hell, bottles are separated by colors, go figure!
So anyways, ever since I cut my hair, I have decided to be less lazy and make a better effort at helping it’s health. Not that my hair long wasn’t healthy, I just didn’t care much about it which means I did my regular washing, deep cees and all that jazz but with less Miles Davis.
Now in honor of recycle week, I figured I go back to liquifying my dudu osun instead of just rubbing it on my hair which left shed hair on the bar and grossed me out. Plus turning it liquid gave it longer life!
My sister got me a whole bunch that would probably last me two full years so I’m good on that part. The connection between dudu osun and recycling week you ask?
I used an empty duschgel bottle instead of buying a regular plastic one from the stores.
The photo above shows freshly mixed dudu osun. The water was a tad hot so I needed to leave it open so the bottle doesn’t swell and break.
The nozzle was one of the main reasons I chose the bottle. Sure the mixture is more liquid than the former content so it may gush out a lot more but because of how foamy dudu osun is, one short exit would work like magic. Other reason being it is just very cute with its original content!
H&M is involved in some sort of activity which involves trading your old clothes for a gift card. You basically drop off clothes you don’t need in exchange for gift cards. Not a bad idea oder? Especially with the influx of refugees, people will definitely be needing clothings.
Recycling I think can be fun plus it saves the planet so hey!
In Nigeria we actually have our own method of recycling which is just the simple use of containers and bottles for other things. Zum Beispiel, Red oil bought from the open market is some times sold in water bottles. Same water bottles are also used to store roasted peanuts.
In the state of Owerri when my father worked there, we would visit him and end his Horlicks jar of massive peanuts! Tinned powdered milk containers are also reused. For storing crayfish, contents of satchets, even red oil too is sometimes stored in these tins.
So Nigeria may not have laws put in place for recycling or even the slightest idea how to go about proper recycling, but the locals sure have ideas about it.