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The path towards plastic-free self-sufficiency for this country artisan based in the Cantabrian countryside

This post is part of the series “Real plastic-free homes”, in which we look to show you how normal people, just like you and us, reduce the plastic in their lives. We do so by showing you their achievements, their mistakes, the effort they put in along the way and what they learn throughout […]

HOW A COUPLE LIVING IN THE CITY MANAGE TO LIVE PLASTIC-FREE

This post is part of the series “Real plastic-free homes”, in which we look to show you how normal people, just like you and us, reduce the plastic in their lives. We do so by showing you their achievements, their mistakes, the effort they put in along the way and what they learn throughout […]

DO YOU WANT TO REDUCE THE PLASTIC AT YOUR PLACE? HERE ARE 5 MENTAL TRICKS YOU CAN USE

At the beginning, when you start reducing your plastic use at home, it is normal to create new habits to avoid this material on a daily basis: take your own reusable bottle to the office, put a fabric carry bag in your backpack, start shopping at local markets with your own containers, start to […]

IS IT POSSIBLE TO AVOID PLASTIC WHEN YOU LIVE IN A SMALL TOWN? THIS FAMILY OF 5 SHOWS US HOW IT’S DONE

This post is part of a new blog series called “Real plastic-free homes”, in which we show you how normal people, like you and us, reduce their plastic use. We do so, by sharing their achievements, showing the effort they put in and what they learn along the way, whilst not passing judgement but […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]