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 contaminating … Continue reading “HOW TO CHOOSE AN ECO-FRIENDLY TOOTH-BRUSH.”
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 the … Continue reading “TAKE CARE OF THE OCEAN: USE STAINLESS STEEL DRINKING STRAWS”
Shampoo bars are the best alternatives for your hair. Liquid shampoos are usually made with synthetic substances like paraben and silicones that can be harmful for your scalp, your hair and the planet. They usually make oily hair more oily and dry hair even dryer. A solution to these problems caused by traditional shampoos is … Continue reading “SHAMPOO BARS BENEFITS”
We all tend to accumulate a lot of stuff, and overall plastic stuff, in our bathroom. Today, we present you 5 basic products for a zero-waste, eco-friendly and healthy bathroom. Soap bars One of our favourite soap bar is the Marseille olive soap block. It is 100% natural, you can easily buy it in bulk … Continue reading “5 BASIC PRODUCTS FOR A #ZEROWASTE BATHROOM”
Brushing your teeth is a daily act that has more impact on the environment than it seems. If we add micro-plastics hold in numerous toothpastes , nylon and Teflon from dental floss and dental tape, all different kind of cans and containers, and an average of 5 kilograms of toothbrushes used throughout our lives, having a … Continue reading “4 TIPS FOR A PLASTIC-FREE ORAL HYGIENE”
What are endocrine disruptors? Endocrine disruptors are synthetic or -rarely- natural substances that alter our hormonal system. The most common disruptors are: bisphenols (not just A), phthalates, heavy metals, flame retardants, parabens, etc. They are responsible for numerous health problems such as cancer, diabetes or neurological diseases and can affect fertility.
The arrival of plastic to the shaving industry brought about the logic of abundance: many products, at competitive prices, attractive to the eye, but easy to get spoilt in order to make you renew it the sooner, the better. More than 1,200 million men around the world do shave every day. And this practice of … Continue reading “Wet Shaving: a plastic-free shaving”
Have you ever stopped to think about the amount of sanitary towels and tampons used by a woman throughout her life?, do you know how long it takes to decompose one of these pads?, or what chemicals have tampons and pads to make them be so white, so “odourless”? As you may have calculated the … Continue reading “THE MENSTRUAL CUP: ECO-FRIENDLY ALTERNATIVE TO TAMPONS AND PADS”