Hi all,

Mind The Trash is founded by us, Catarina and Christian, a portuguese and a dane. We met in London in 2016 and because we were seeing so much trash in our day to day life we decided to change our habits and products to more eco-friendly and sustainable solutions.

Initially Mind The Trash started as an Instagram account were we were sharing tips to avoid waste. In 2017 we both moved to Portugal and because of the lack of eco-friendly products we decided to open an online store, Portugal’s first Zero Waste Online Store.

Being a Zero Waste store is much more than just selling plastic-free products. At Mind The Trash we reuse all boxes that arrive from our suppliers and customers can bring boxes for us to reuse. We only use paper tape and most of the conditioning paper used to ship the products are reuseded from suppliers or was provided from customers. This is just a tiny part of how we work.

After 2 years we decided to open an office in Denmark where Christian is now the manager. Catarina is the manager in Portugal where the rest of the team is also located. All working hand in hand for a better future.

Check out our team bellow and feel free to check our instagram and facebook accounts!

Thank you for all the love and support,

Catarina & Christian

Catarina Matos
Founder and Blogger

Architect, Organic Cosmetics Student, Blogger and Founder of Mind The Trash.

Office Location: Portugal.

Christian Andersen
Founder and Lead designer

Financial Advisor. Mind The Trash Lead Designer. Denmark office manager.

Office Location: Denmark.

Catarina Mateus

Graphic and Product Designer. Joined the team in December 2018.

Office Location: Portugal.

Mariana Nascimento

Graduated in Film, Video and Multimedia Communication. Mind The Trash photographer since April 2019.

Office Location: Portugal.

Marta Encarnação
Logistic and Distribution

Student of Logistic and Distribution. Joined the team in June 2019.

Office location: Portugal.

José Sabugueiro
Logistic and Designer

Graduated in Design. Joined the team in July 2019.

Office Location: Portugal.

Model and Moral Support

Bali was rescued very sick. Now he is part of our family. He is our model and moral support.

Office Location: Portugal.

Office Destroyer

Sally was adopted in January 2019 and now she is part of our team. Specialist in destroying the office.

Office Location: Portugal.

Office Locations


Mind the Trash I/S
Møllegade 11A
9000 Aalborg


Mind the Trash Consulting Lda
Rua de São Paulo 254, 2
1200-430 Lisbon