Sulfonic acid, SLES, fatty alcohol, caustic soda, urea, sulfonate, sodium cumene, preservative, color… Which of these ingredients would you put in your mouth? I bet you you are thinking none of them sound edible. So would you be surprised to know that these are the ingredients that are in Palmolive dishwashing soap? The same soap … More All Natural Home Cleaning Products – greenJO
For my first few months living in Jordan, I was sick a lot. At first I just took it as the time needed to get used to new bacteria, but after hearing in mid-May that the UAE banned the importing of seven of Jordan’s main vegetable exports (zucchini, sweet pepper, eggplant, cabbage, green beans, cauliflower … More Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in Jordan
Summer is here and the weather is perfect for long evenings sitting outside enjoying a meal. Because of this, I’ve been scoping out the market for some comfy patio furniture. Now, I’ve see the same ol’, same ol’ at IKEA, but in my search I stumbled upon a company called Ziadat4recycling that intrigued me. In short, Ziadat … More Up-cycled Furniture & Home Decor – Ziadat4recycling
Millions of tons of Muncipical Solid Waste (MSW) are being generated every year in Jordan, and due to the fact that there is no municipal recycling available, this waste ends up in the dumpsites and landfills across the country. As the Jordanian government isn’t offering any solutions at the moment to recycle, it’s up to … More Recycle Your Plastic Bottles & Bags – Refugee Utility Project
Something you’ll notice when you come to Jordan is that no one is drinking water from the tap (this means a LOT of plastic bottles in a city with no municipal recycling). When I’ve asked around, everyone says it is definitely NOT safe to drink. However, everyone is fine with brushing their teeth with it … More Can you drink the water in Jordan?
In honor of April being World Autism Month and today, April 2, specifically being World Autism Awareness Day, I want to bring attention to a great NGO in Amman which supports young adults with intellectual disabilities, Nour al Barakah. Nour al Barakah was founded in 2009 with the mission to “to provide young adults with … More Nour al Barakah Farmer’s Market
As an avid recycler, upon arriving in Jordan it shocked me to see that there is no municipal recycling offered. I cringed every time I would toss a bottle or piece of paper into the trash. To make this even worse, the tap water is not drinkable in Jordan, so that means A LOT of plastic bottles … More How and where to recycle in Amman