WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY: 70 THINGS YOU CAN DO TODAY TO TAKE BETTER CARE OF OUR BEAUTIFUL PLANET

Here at Sinplástico we have been talking long and hard for years about how to reduce the plastic you use at your place. However, we still can’t forget that we live within an ecosystem in which every little action counts. Therefore, to celebrate World Environment Day we have put together a post with 70 steps, … Continue reading “WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY: 70 THINGS YOU CAN DO TODAY TO TAKE BETTER CARE OF OUR BEAUTIFUL PLANET”

HOW TO CREATE TO MORE SUSTAINABLE WARDROBE, WITH LAURA OPAZO

Laura Opazo educates the wider public about sustainable fashion, she is also the host of the channel Dcasa, she collaborates across different media, she is the author of the book “Armario sostenible” (Sustainable Wardrobe in English) and an Instagramer https://www.instagram.com/laura_opazo/ As we know that environmentally respectful fashion is something that interests you, here at Sinplástico … Continue reading “HOW TO CREATE TO MORE SUSTAINABLE WARDROBE, WITH LAURA OPAZO”

IS BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC REALLY A VIABLE OPTION? THE WHOLE TRUTH ABOUT SUPPOSEDLY ECO-FRIENDLY PACKAGING

Does biodegradable plastic really exist? Are there some plastics that can breakdown in the compost? Why does everything, even organic food, come wrapped in plastic? Who benefits from packaging? There are some questions that we at Sinplástico receive every month and they often relate to packaging. So, we thought that the best thing to do … Continue reading “IS BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC REALLY A VIABLE OPTION? THE WHOLE TRUTH ABOUT SUPPOSEDLY ECO-FRIENDLY PACKAGING”

THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH ABOUT FAKE ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS

Are all the zero waste products you buy really “green”? Can you trust that the eco-friendly products you have at home are the most environmentally and socially responsible? No doubt you already know who Javier is, our co-founder. But what you may not know is that he is responsible for deciding which products are included … Continue reading “THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH ABOUT FAKE ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS”

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 … Continue reading “ANIMALS ARE THE FIRST VICTIMS OF PLASTIC POLLUTION”

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 … Continue reading “THE TRUE COST OF PLASTIC: IT STARTS CHEAP – ENDS UP COSTING THE EARTH”

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 … Continue reading “ARE PAPER BAGS GREENER THAN THEIR PLASTIC COUNTERPARTS?”

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 or … Continue reading “ECO-FRIENDLY ALTERNATIVES TO PLASTIC SCOURERS”