What are the pros and cons of biodegradable plastics? Are biodegradable plastics (bioplastics) good for the planet? Are the waste management systems prepared for biodegradable plastic waste? How fast do biodegradable plastics break down? We’ve spend a lot of time researching and pondering these topics. In this blog we will attempt to answer the most common questions on use of bioplastics.
Could we give up single use plastic?
The best thing would be if we could simply give up single use plastics. Refuse, reduce and reuse should always be the priority. Examples of success in reducing use of plastic include
charging for or banning plastic bags as there are good alternatives making customers ask for straws for drinks in fast food … Read more…
Thinking about a sustainable Christmas gift for a family member or friend?
Here are 10 awesome sustainable Xmas gift tips that are great presents and good for planet starting from as little as €20.
1. A year of clean healthy water
Is your family or friend carrying home heavy and expensive water bottles from the store or using an old Brita filter? Save the person’s back, wallet and help the planet with a water filter for the kitchen.
There are lots of water filter options but based on 10,000+ happy customers we know the recipient will like this one.
Looking for green gifts for your loved ones? Perfect! Here are a couple of water related green gifts for Christmas suggestions from the TAPP Water team:
1. TAPP Water Filter
It’s the gift that keeps on giving. A water filter that anyone can install themselves in the kitchen.
Throughout … Read more…
How many people consume bottled water globally? The bottled water market globally is rapidly growing with approximate 600 million households consuming bottled water in 2018. That’s more than 391 Billion litres of water per year or 1 million bottles per minute.
As a consequence our oceans are literary swimming in plastic.
And despite initiatives around the world to reduce plastic waste, … Read more…
There are four essential things that will make a kitchen more sustainable.
Food and packaging waste, water consumption, energy consumption and materials. Here are some easy and slightly harder things you can do to make your kitchen sustainable.
1. Cook energy efficient If you’re buying new, try purchasing second hand and prioritize energy efficient equipment. The best option for cooking with electricity is induction, which is 84-percent efficient, compared to the 40-percent efficiency of gas. Ceramic glass cooktops with halogen elements are a close second as both options deliver heat almost instantaneously, reducing wasted energy.
If you don’t want or need to replace the stove then invest in high-quality cookware with sturdy bottoms. Glass and ceramic are more efficient in the … Read more…
There are a lot of myths and urban legends about tap and bottled water. Here are 10 facts you probably didn’t know.
93% of bottled water contains microplastics More than ¼ of bottled water is just municipal tap waterRead more…
Is filtered water healthier than tap water and bottled water? Or is bottled water the healthiest option? We decided to compare the three and find a scientific answer to the question. The study is based on Europe and North America for the purpose of simplification but will also be valid in many other regions of the world.
This article is an extensive piece of research
Nutrients in water
Before looking at the individual sources of drinking water it’s important to understand what the potential nutrition contribution of drinking water is. Many people consume mineral waters because of the perception that they may be more healthful but are they?
WHO held a conference in 2005 with experts from around the world to investigate. … Read more…
“What CFCs were to the ozone layer in the 1970s, plastic marine litter is now to the ocean.”
– Surfrider Foundation & UCLA Wells Environmental Law Clinic
Plastic is an amazing material for making things and packaging to keep food and drinks fresh. But unfortunately there’s a backside.
Over the past couple of years awareness of the issues with plastic pollution in our oceans have increased but most people still don’t know how bad it is. Actually, the plastic pollution in one of the biggest threads for our oceans.
Here are a few key facts.
Plastic in our oceans Plastic is the most common type of marine litter worldwide. Plastic is listed as the number … Read more…