Responsible consumption

PARENTS, CARERS AND TEACHERS: ZERO WASTE SCHOOL SUPPLIES? YES – IT IS POSSIBLE.

Book covers, school supplies wrapped in plastic, new clothes in single-use bags, plastic lunch boxes….Back to school generates a lot of plastic waste. But is it possible to turn your school into a zero waste champion?

We have some good news: Yes.

The truth is that you as a parent, carer or teacher, have an enormous […]

THE TRUE COST OF PLASTIC: IT STARTS CHEAP – ENDS UP COSTING THE EARTH

At first glance, plastic seems like the perfect material: its malleable, resistant and economical – very economical.

Depending on the type of plastic, a kilo of virgin raw material costs pennies and its much cheaper to produce new products than recycling old ones. That´s why manufacturers doggedly use it and why we consumers devour it […]

IS THE IDEA OF A ZERO WASTE FAMILY HOLIDAY CRAZY OR ADVENTUROUS?

End of school year function? Tick. Summer holiday camp? Tick. Booked in at the kids’ favourite camp-site? Tick. Zero waste essentials for enjoying the whole summer without any plastic? Ummmmm…. Fail!

This is what is going through the minds of many of us at the moment. Summer is on its way and with it come […]

TIPS TO REDUCE YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT DURING THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS

We´re all eager to go on vacation whether you like the sun and sand, exploring nature or discovering new places, cultures and people…We love it, right?

At Sinplástico we want to challenge all you holiday makers….

Do you dare to take a Zero Waste vacation?
Follow our guide and tips to organise your adventures in a sustainable […]

DO YOU WANT TO REDUCE YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT? THIS WEEK IS THE PERFECT TIME TO GET STARTED.

For the first time we want to open the doors (even online) of our office-warehouse, so you know how we work every day at Sinplástico to reduce our footprint. We want to show you how we take care of the planet, so that you can be inspired and encouraged to do the same in […]

PLASTIC RECYCLING IS A LIE

We have to tell you even though its hard to read – recycling is a fantasy.

The intention is good because recycling certain materials such as paper, glass or stainless steel works well, although, with extra energy costs for the planet that aren´t always mentioned.

Governments and companies have been telling you for years to […]

ARE PAPER BAGS GREENER THAN THEIR PLASTIC COUNTERPARTS?

This is what you are thinking about when the person at the checkout asks you whether you would like bags. And you, as you have been living plastic-free for a while, look around, grab a paper one and smile with relief. Another plastic-free day for the tally.
But, have you ever asked yourself if choosing […]

IS SILICONE BIODEGRADABLE? ALL YOUR QUESTIONS ON THIS TOPIC ANSWERED IN ONE SINGLE POST

Of all the materials available for avoiding the use of plastic on a daily basis, the most similar would be silicone.

Silicone is a flexible and durable material made up of silicon, oxygen and hydrogen atoms. This makes it a perfect alternative to plastic for use in dummies/pacifiers, bottle teats and female personal products such […]