Live without plastic

COTTON EAR BUDS, WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES?

The European Commission has a new plan to fight against plastic contamination, in which it suggests banning various products, one of which is the cotton ear bud (also known as the Q-tip).
It is true, that ear buds are one of the worst waste plastics when it comes to contaminating our oceans.

As a result, today […]

HOW TO USE YOUR BINCHOTAN WATER FILTER

The Binchotan charcoal filter offers the most effective and environmentally friendly way to purify and mineralise water. Here are a few tips on how to use it.:
Before first use:

Wash the Binchotan charcoal under the tap, brushing it gently to remove any leftover dust, ash or soot.
Boil the charcoal in a saucepan of […]

TIPS FOR LOOKING AFTER WASHABLE CLOTH PADS

Cloth sanitary pads are a very good option when looking for a zero waste alternative to disposable pads. They are more environmentally friendly and in addition economical as you can reuse them for years. They are a healthier option too, as they help to reduce the risk of TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome).
However, in order […]

6 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 […]

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 TOOTH-BRUSH.

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 […]