How to make home-made yoghurt without a yoghurt maker!

At Sinplastico we try to offer alternatives and advice for those looking to live a zero waste lifestyle. Today we are sharing our recipe for how to make yoghurt without a yoghurt maker.

What is yoghurt?
Yoghurt is a dairy product made via the bacterial fermentation of milk. Fermentation of lactose (the sugar present in milk) […]

5 ways to use Marseille soap

Soap from Marseille is one of our favourite zero waste products. Despite its simple formula, this is a multi-use product.

Be selective when choosing Marseille soap
There are many Marseille soap imitations. Therefore, it is very important to know exactly what it is and how to make an informed choice. There are only 4 companies that […]

International straw free day

Join us in celebrating International Straw-free Day on February 3rd
The goal is to raise public awareness regarding plastic pollution. The drinking straw is a product that represents our use and throwaway culture and our addiction to plastic.

Did you know…?

According to various scientific studies, plastic drinking straws are one of the top 10 waste products […]

How to make nut milk with a nut milk bag

What are plant-based drinks?
These are juices or shakes made from plant-based products (cereals, legumes, nuts and seeds).
There is a great variety of plant-based drinks that can be made from soy, almonds, walnuts, sesame seeds, quinoa, rice, sunflower seeds, oats, hazelnuts, chufa… Plant-based drinks are much sweeter and more liquid than dairy milk, and are […]

Christmas: 3 Zero Waste Gift Ideas

The Christmas season is a time to celebrate and to get together with our families. A time for shopping, presents, eating and indulgences and it is easy to forget the planet and our environmental commitments. However, as people aware and convinced of the need to change our habits towards a zero waste lifestyle, we […]

Eco-friendly alternatives to plastic scourers

Scourers are one of those daily items that are now being made from plastic. This type of scourer poses 3 significant problems for the environment: Firstly, they come over-packaged in plastic; secondly, when it is time to change them, they are not recyclable and they turn into waste that ends up in an incinerator […]

How to choose an eco-friendly toothbrush.

One product we use every day and that is nearly always made of plastic is our toothbrush. Conventional plastic toothbrushes weigh around 18 grams. On average, we each use approximately 300 toothbrushes during our lifetime. This means, that each of us throws away 5 kilos of plastic into the rubbish, which then ends up […]

Take care of the ocean: use stainless steel drinking straws

Milkshakes, smoothies and cocktails are very fun to drink with a straw.  But did you know that plastic straws make the top 10 list of litter items that we can find when we do beach cleanup? One of the best way to reduce your plastic footprint is to avoid using plastic drinking straws and […]