Conscious consumption

Alternatives to plastic

Plastic surrounds us in all areas of life. Packaging, toys, toothbrushes are made of it. The figures are alarming: more than 300 million tons of plastic are produced worldwide every year, and around 8 million tons end up in the oceans - creating entire carpets. It can take up to 450 years for plastic to degrade. What's more, plastic often contains the controversial bisphenol A (BPA), an endocrine disruptor that is said to be harmful, yet there are many ways to avoid the material right from the start - whether on the go, in the kitchen, bathroom or children's room. We introduce you to alternatives to plastic classics: from beeswax cloths to drinking bottles to bag-free shopping.

Alternatives to plastic. For the kitchen and on the road

Alternatives to rinse

Alternatives for shopping. It also works without bags

Alternatives for the nursery

Japanese wooden construction kit

The most original of all children's toys are probably building blocks - there is hardly a child who has not discovered the laws of statics and gravity while playing with them, when the last element is placed on top and the structure just created collapses with a loud roar. As long as the blocks have existed, in the always proven shapes such as cube, cuboid or cylinder, so little has been changed about them, at most the colors or the material - until they made it to Japan during the Meiji period, when the country began to establish diplomatic relations with Europe and the USA. There, over 100 years later, designer Toshiaki Yamada added inconspicuous but all the more effective notches to the tsumiki (Japanese for building blocks).

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