The month of May is all about plastic with ‘Mei Plasticvrij’. Or rather, a life without plastic. You may think “I’ll never be able to do that!”, but living a plastic-free life is actually easier than you think. With small adjustments, you can already make a big difference. We list 5 great brands that combat plastic pollution for you. Brands that make products from littering plastic or combat plastic pollution with sustainable products. And so you will see that using less plastic is quite easy!
With at least 130 rainy days per year, a good raincoat is an absolute must-have in the Netherlands. The Amsterdam brand MAIUM helps you through the countless downpours in a sustainable way. The raincoats are made from recycled plastic. One raincoat contains 66 plastic bottles. By 2021, they will recycle more than a million (yes 1,000,000!) plastic bottles in their raincoats.
>View all MAIUM raincoats in our webshop.
Parafina glasses are entirely made from recycled materials: bamboo, aluminium, cork, plastic or even tire. They’ve already recycled 3.541.206 plastic bottles and 244.000 cork bottles by creating their sunglasses. Their other big impact is that they allocate 5% of the sales of each pair of glasses to the schooling of girls and boys in Paraguay.
>Check out Parafina eyewear in our webshop.
By integrating breakthrough technology ECOALF creates clothing and accessories made entirely from recycled materials. The brand represents the fabrics for future generations.
In 2015, Ecoalf embarked on its most ambitious project: Upcycling the Oceans. This is a worldwide adventure that will help remove marine debris from the bottom of the oceans thanks to the support of local fishermen. The revolutionary project aims to be replicated worldwide. Its main objective is to recover trash that is destroying the sea and transform it into top quality yarn to produce garments.
>See the entire Ecoalf collection in our webshop.
Water is an absolute necessity for all life on earth, yet every year 8 billion kilos of plastic ends up in our oceans (not cool). Dopper, a Dutch sustainable brand, develops sustainable design water bottles for tap water to turn the tide. They donate 5% of sales to the Dopper Foundation and support water projects worldwide. Every Dopper sold leads to less plastic waste in the oceans and more clean drinking water in places where it is most needed.
>Find your Dopper in our webshop
LastObject was founded in 2018 with the first product being LastSwab. Their mission is to eliminate single-use items by creating reusable sustainable alternatives, like LastSwab. LastSwab is a reusable, sustainable and sanitary alternative to cotton swabs, buds, and Q-tips. It helps combat the billions of single-use cotton swabs that are produced every day.
>Check out LastSwap in our webshop