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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In 2010, 8 out of the 275 tons of plastic waste produced in the world ended up in the ocean. For several years now, many scientists have spoken out about the worrying consequences of plastic pollution, and among them the contamination of the food chain on which we all depend.
The core issue: microbeads ocean […]
Everyday we are more and more the people who are concerned about our health and the environment. More and more those who are taking steps to leave this world a better place than we found it. And when it comes to plastic, we are more and more who are becoming aware of the problem […]