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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 water for […]

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 […]

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) […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]