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.
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
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
Why is nothing EASY??????? From the world wildlife fund About 20 million tones of cotton are produced each year in ...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
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
When I started my boycott I soon realized that giving up plastic would be no easy ride but I didn’t ...Read More
The trinity of green cleaning – washing soda, bicarbonate and borax. Often mentioned rarely explained! Let's take washing soda and ...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
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WHY CUT PLASTIC
About 100 million tons of plastic are produced each year and much of it is used to make one-use, disposable items.
Because plastic doesn't biodegrade these items, though only used for moments can last for decades, centuries, possibly forever. We are creating ever lasting rubbish in unsustainable amounts. It is polluting the environment, maiming even killing animals, poisoning fish and may be poisoning us.