Apartment of a Recycling fan Green and Eco-Friendly
Olga and her husband Dmitry moved to an apartment, located near “Dybenko” subway station, right after the marriage – 5 years ago. The space in a common newly-built brick house turned out to be quite tight, but the hosts managed to make it larger by joining the two heat-insulated balconies with the lounge and the bedroom respectively.
Wallpaper in the bedroom is hung horizontally, while the flooring is made of cork. The hall and the living room feature painted walls and larch floors. The flooring was coated with sandalwood oil, which turned out to be very practical: there’s no need for repeated scraping of the surface, while nipped spots can be easily oiled when needed. The furniture, as well as numerous interior details, are mostly gifts from friends or travel findings.
The hostess is an active promoter of rational resources utilization. Thus, in her household Olga tries to minimize the volume of waste – by using eco-bags, for example, or purchasing only most-needed things. Assigned in the kitchen are points for spoilt sheet, metal, glass and plastic – each type of waste goes to a separate recycle & redemption centre. As for organic waste, it gets worm composted and finally turned into humus – an organic fertilizer for pot plants. It often happens so, that the seeds, as soon as they get into a worm composter, start sprouting right in the container; that’s how the apartment got an avocado, a pepper and a pumpkin.
Olga, a moderator of “No More Waste” movement in St. Petersburg
Number of rooms: 3
Ceiling height: 2.8 m
Metric area: 65 m²