The truth about plastic

THE WHOLE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT LIES BEHIND YOUR BUYING HABITS.WITH LAURA VILLADIEGO, OF “CARRO DE COMBATE” (“Fighting trolley” in English)

At Sinplástico we are a shop that fights against consumerism, even though it sounds contradictory. We know what an impact irresponsible and thoughtless buying has on the environment, on waste and on people’s happiness.

Therefore, as of last year, we have closed our shop on Black Friday as a type of protest and we do […]

THE WHOLE TRUTH ABOUT THE EXCUSES SUPERMARKETS MAKE IN ORDER TO CONTINUE USING PLASTIC

The other day a clever person asked us a question:

“Do you know what has been the highest selling product in the supermarkets over the last few months?”
“Toilet paper?” we answered naively.
“No, plastic.”

The truth is that plastic has been King of the supermarkets for years now. If you have been to the […]

THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH ABOUT FAKE ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS

Are all the zero waste products you buy really “green”? Can you trust that the eco-friendly products you have at home are the most environmentally and socially responsible?

No doubt you already know who Javier is, our co-founder. But what you may not know is that he is responsible for deciding which products are included […]

WHY DO WOMEN SUFFER MORE FROM THE EFFECTS OF PLASTIC? (AND HOW TO AVOID THEM)

No doubt you have read articles about the plastic contaminating our oceans and its affect on fauna. You may have even come across a previous post about about the consequences of plastic on childhood health or its connection to cancer.

However, undoubtedly you were still not aware that plastic has been one of the worst […]

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DOES PLASTIC HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH CANCER? WE ARE GOING TO ASK NICOLÁS OLEA, AN EXPERT IN ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS

When you finish reading Dr Nicolás Olea’s book about endocrine disruptors “Free yourself of toxins”, you start to look at your furniture, textiles and utensils a little differently.

Your mattress no longer seems so trustworthy, you look at your lipstick suspiciously and your child’s favourite rabbit soft toy doesn’t look so cuddly.

It is similar to […]

IDENTIFYING THE PLASTIC YOU EAT (AND HOW TO AVOID IT)

“How was the PET you ate for breakfast?”, “I would add a little polyethylene to this recipe”, “ This restaurant is famous for its Styrofoam, it’s to die for!”

Can you imagine how you life would be if you ate plastic?

It doesn’t sound very appetising, right? Well, you’re not going to like us telling you […]

ANIMALS ARE THE FIRST VICTIMS OF PLASTIC POLLUTION

Thousands of kilometres from civilisation, on a remote island in the North Pacific, there are thousands of Albatros chicks suffering due to the extreme speed at which we consume more and more stuff.

On the Midway coast, an isolated and wild place far from anywhere, where nearly no humans go, but where tonnes of our […]

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 […]