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”
DO YOU WANT TO REDUCE YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT? THIS WEEK IS THE PERFECT TIME TO GET STARTED.
For the first time we want to open the doors (even online) of our office-warehouse, so you know how we work every day at Sinplástico to reduce our footprint. We want to show you how we take care of the planet, so that you can be inspired and encouraged to do the same in your … Continue reading “DO YOU WANT TO REDUCE YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT? THIS WEEK IS THE PERFECT TIME TO GET STARTED.”
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 … Continue reading “PLASTIC RECYCLING IS A LIE”
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?”
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 label … Continue reading “SYNTHETIC MICROFIBRES: PLASTIC THAT IS HIDDEN IN YOUR CLOTHES”
OUR TEAM’S TOP TIPS ON HOW TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS RESPONSIBLY
Have you ever stopped to think about the environmental impact of celebrating Christmas? No doubt you have. The truth is that just thinking about it is scary. All the Christmas lights in the streets, all the food going to waste and all the rubbish and emissions generated, thanks to the over the top need to … Continue reading “OUR TEAM’S TOP TIPS ON HOW TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS RESPONSIBLY”
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 with … Continue reading “A LIST OF JAW-DROPPINGLY GOOD PLASTIC-FREE PRESENTS THAT WILL LEAVE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY AMAZED THIS CHRISTMAS”
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, … Continue reading “COTTON EAR BUDS, WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES?”