The truth about plastic

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 […]

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 […]

SYNTHETIC MICROFIBRES: PLASTIC THAT IS HIDDEN IN YOUR CLOTHES

Whilst reading this blog, most likely you are wearing plastic. Yes, that’s what I said. There is plastic hiding in your clothes. If you don’t believe me and if your up for it, let’s do a test. First, you might have to stretch yourself into an unusual position to be able to read the […]

5 MYTHS ABOUT PLASTIC

Today we want to talk about the myths that surround plastic. Many things that are said about plastic are incorrect and therefore we have decided to clear up a few concepts.

1. The problem with plastic is purely a waste issue
The problem with plastic goes much further than the subject of what to do with […]