Plastic pollution

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 would be […]

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 in […]

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 human-produced […]

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 – […]

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 a […]

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 […]

SHAMPOO BARS BENEFITS

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 to […]

3 #PLASTICPOLLUTION CAMPAINS WE LIKE

When we opened our plastic-free shop, we knew our project where a little original not to say bizarre to a lot of people here in Europe.
Our aim was to explain that live without plastic is possible and necessary to change the present consumption model in place, and we also insisted that our project was based […]