Waste

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 […]

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 […]

A LIST OF JAW-DROPPINGLY GOOD PLASTIC-FREE PRESENTS THAT WILL LEAVE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY AMAZED THIS CHRISTMAS

When the streets filled up with lights, you didn’t want to see it. When on your way to work, the shop windows were drowned in artificial snow, you looked away. But now, that Whatsapp is brimming with messages about get-togethers, work dinners and plans for the festive season, you have to come to terms […]

Cotton ear buds, what are the alternatives?

The European Commission has a new plan to fight against plastic contamination, in which it suggests banning various products, one of which is the cotton ear bud (also known as the Q-tip).
It is true, that ear buds are one of the worst waste plastics when it comes to contaminating our oceans.

As a result, today […]

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 […]

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 […]

International straw free day

Join us in celebrating International Straw-free Day on February 3rd
The goal is to raise public awareness regarding plastic pollution. The drinking straw is a product that represents our use and throwaway culture and our addiction to plastic.

Did you know…?

According to various scientific studies, plastic drinking straws are one of the top 10 waste products […]