Going plastic free means you need to know so much more about the basic stuff that you use, what it is, where is it from and even some chemistry – urk!
So here is some information about science, green issues and other related subjects that impact on the plastic debate. Plus a look at the alternative products being touted and thoughts on how better they actually are.
What's in your commercial toothpaste? For starters ther may be plastic micro beads!Did you know that at least 12 Crest toothpastes ...Read More
A comment often made about plastic recycling in, (I would suggest), a rather disparaging tone, is that it is not ...Read More
Did you know that petroleum-derived hexane may be used to harvest your vegetable oil? No me neither but here's how. Extraction Vegetable ...Read More
Help Me This is something of a prototype post and it needs some input. If you know of any great ...Read More
Baking paper – also known as greaseproof bakery paper or parchment paper, is grease proof paper that is used in ...Read More
The base material is cellulose that can be obtained from a range of sources including wood, paper, cotton fiber, or ...Read More
In April I am going to be trawling through my wardrobe, ( such as it is). here is some background ...Read More
You give to Oxfam, (and lots of other charities), they sell it to textile businesses (not charities) who make a profit from ...Read More
In this post you can read an introduction to fibres and fabrics or use the quick links to jump to ...Read More
Textiles and ultimately clothing start with fibres Know Your Fibres Fibres are short fine hairs that can be twisted or ...Read More
Methane is a short-lived climate pollutant with significant climate warming potential. Methane gas, or biogas, is released when organic material ...Read More
This post talks about Microbes Antiseptics Disinfectants Alcohol Bicarbonate Of Soda Vinegar Hydrogen peroxide Soap Essential oils This is an area ...Read More
Do not mix up your alcohols. This is not a warning of the type "wine after beer makes you feel queer" ...Read More
Incineration is to dispose of waste materials by burning them. The end results are heat, ash and gases. High-temperature waste treatment systems ...Read More
In this post you cad read about Soils (Dirt) Alkaline Acid Cleaning Dirt, stains and even rusts are all known ...Read More
Isopropyl alcohol, or isopropanol (also known as rubbing alchohol or surgical spirit) is made from propene derived from fossil fuels ...Read More
In this post you can read about Salt - (sodium chloride)NaCl Glauber’s salt- (sodium sulphate). Synthesised from salt but also occurs ...Read More
Polyethylene terephthalat PET or PETE plastic code 1 is made from carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, just like paper. It is claimed that, ...Read More
So if I don't want to use plastic bags then would I suggest using paper as an alternative? Well actually ...Read More
Plastic? Rubber? Just plain weird? Used for everything from ice-cube trays to adult toys to cake tins it certainly gets ...Read More
Now of course I know that nearly all paper products used to package food that have a thin plastic liner. Foil ...Read More
When I first went plasticfree I read up on alternative ways to clean online. Lots of people reccomended Bicarbonate of ...Read More
I have no wish to add to the massive amounts of misinformation out there.
Please note I am no chemist, I know nothing of the sciences. Much of the information here has been gleaned from the unreliable Google Mines and filtered through my total ignorance. I think it’s correct. If It’s not please do tell me.
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Definitions terms you will come across in your quest to be plastic-free and understand synthetic polymers
About The Alternatives – discussing alternative products to the now standard plasticfare including the raw materials needed to make your own plastic free products
The Rest – general greenery and chitchattery