Tag: Sustainable

Zero-waste, Eco-friendly Shopping in Palma

Based in Santa Catalina, NU Market are pioneers on the island in offering sustainable, zerowaste and locally sourced shopping

The Mallorcan way of life

The locals on Mallorca have their own approach to property on the island splitting their time between the city and their summer family residence.

A Sóller Success Story

From the mini-fridges in each room to tiles lining the stair- way everything was found and fixed up for this unique, “veggie” hotel, tucked away on a tranquil side street off the main plaza in Sóller.

Puerto Pollensa Mallorca

In Search of the Mediterranean Lifestyle

It’s not surprising that so many of us aspire to living a Mediterranean lifestyle, but what does that really mean?

Resell, Repair or Recycle

Looking to get rid of old furniture? Find out where you can recycle your old items on Mallorca and donate them to places that give them a new lease of life.

Sustainability: A Job for All

With the climate clock ticking, we all – politicians, organisations, and individuals – need to cooperate to prevent ecological disaster.

10 Easy Ways You Can Live More Sustainably

Mallorca has committed itself to a model of sustainable development. We propose 10 actions you can take to help Mallorca become more eco-friendly.

Iberostar’s Sabina Fluxá on Sustainable Tourism

Iberostar continues to strengthen its commitment to responsible tourism with hotels that are free of single-use plastics, serving responsible fish, and the protection of the seabed.

A Mediterranean Pace of Life

In our increasingly chaotic world, The Slow Movement is gaining in popularity with many choosing to live on Mallorca and enjoy a more tranquil life.

Slow Luxury Defined by Helen Cummins

Dr Helen Cummins, editor of abcMallorca’s premium Slow Luxury magazine explains how the project came together and what makes it special.

It’s time to do away with plastic

Hotels on Mallorca are responding to mass tourism and making the island more sustainable through introducing plastic-free initiatives.

Mallorcan culture matters

International artists, musicians and designers come to Mallorca to celebrate its creative history and tradition. It’s a magnet for cultural enthusiasts!

Caló d'es Moro Mallorca

Mallorca: a Mediterranean microcosm

Ever more people are looking to what is seen as the simpler and sunnier climes of life in the Mediterranean. But why are so many drawn to Mallorca?

Health comes first at Yerbabuena

Yerbabuena in Palma is the city’s leading health store with an extensive selection of organic products and natural therapies.

Bringing together the island’s landowners

Banc de Terres de Mallorca is a network which brings together Mallorcan landowners who are interested in cultivating the land and looking after it.

Margarita Payeras’ sustainable swimwear

Designer Margarita Payeras’ Suro is a swimwear brand that uses recycled fabrics from nylon fishing nets lost at sea to create luxury swimwear and bikinis.

Quality tourism over quantity

Various developments on Mallorca are pushing towards drawing more upscale quality of visitor to the island.

The plywood project

A clever architectural solution helps create a unique dwelling brimming with innovation and simple charm in Palma.

Luxury yoga retreat Mallorca

Ananda is the Sanskrit word for ‘bliss.’ It’s the sensation you’ll doubtless sink into on a yoga and wellness retreat at the magical finca Son Salas. Emily Benet met the founder, Nadine Hawa, who admits she didn’t always love yoga.

Living ‘slow design’

A new movement making an impact is Slow Design, inspired by the Slow Food- and Slow City-movements – it is more than a choice, it’s a way of life.

Meet Slow Food activist Laura Buades

Ever since Laura Buadas founded the Balearic branch of the worldwide Slow Food movement, she’s been helping people on Mallorca eat healthily and fairly.

Dr. Helen Cummins is a lifestyle editor, publisher and successful entrepreneur, who has lived and worked in Palma de Mallorca for the past 20 years. She started abcMallorca.com in 2003 which has grown into one of the island’s largest websites with over 6 million visits per annum.

Her website helencummins.com is a compilation of all the things she values since moving to the island, running hc/ Digital Media and creating an idyllic life in Son Vida with her husband Georg and daughter Eva.

Slow Luxury Living is what sits at the heart of the hc/ website, which aims to inspire people to slow down and appreciate the Mediterranean lifestyle. Alongside her editorial team, Helen handpicks businesses and places that adhere to SLOW: Sustainable, Local, Organic and made with Love.

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