1. Home
  2.  ›
  3. Blog

Seas & Straws Blog

The Seas and Straws Blog keeps you informed about all things concerning plastic pollution and offers tips and tricks on how to lead a plastic-free, zero waste life. It also lets you know whenever a new webpage appears on Seas and Straws.

Follow this blog by clicking the orange RSS button in the top right corner of the side bar and choosing the blog reader of your choice. Once you copied the Seas and Straws URL into your blog reader, you will be informed whenever a new blog post appears.

Eco-Friendly, Non-Toxic Gifts for Kids

Christmas is just around the corner, and the gift season started. These plastic-free, eco-friendly gifts for kids are fun, non-toxic and sustainable.

Continue reading "Eco-Friendly, Non-Toxic Gifts for Kids"

3 tips for a plastic-free Halloween

Celebrating a plastic-free Halloween needs more planning and a bit more DIY, but it's fun and you can get really creative. Here are my 3 top tips.

Continue reading "3 tips for a plastic-free Halloween"

Environmental protection during Covid-19

Covid-19 has nullified all advances in plastic reduction and environmental protection. We use more disposable plastic now than ever before. The loser is the environment.

Continue reading "Environmental protection during Covid-19"

Plastic-Free On A Budget

Living plastic-free also works on a budget. Here are the best tips and tricks on saving money while ditching single-use plastic.

Continue reading "Plastic-Free On A Budget"

The Enviro-Cups will make your event sustainable and zero waste

Enviro-Cups are the solution to the single-use plastic cup problem at any event or party. Make your event sustainable and zero waste with these stainless steel cups.

Continue reading "The Enviro-Cups will make your event sustainable and zero waste"

Mrs. Schröder's Teahouse - Plastic-Free Tiny House For Nature Lovers

Mrs. Schröder's teahouse is a beautiful, plastic-free tiny house surrounded by extensive gardens. Perfect for the nature-loving guest.

Continue reading "Mrs. Schröder's Teahouse - Plastic-Free Tiny House For Nature Lovers"

22 Zero Waste Travel Essentials, Part 2

Zero waste travel needs more preparation and planning than a traditional trip. This 2-part guide will give you everything you need for a plastic-free suitcase.

Continue reading "22 Zero Waste Travel Essentials, Part 2"

How To Throw A Plastic-Free Garden Party

Want to throw a zero waste, plastic-free garden party? Here are some ideas.

Continue reading "How To Throw A Plastic-Free Garden Party"

22 Zero Waste Travel Essentials, Part 1

Summertime is vacation time. Travel sustainably this year and pack a plastic-free suitcase with these 22 Zero Waste Travel Essentials

Continue reading "22 Zero Waste Travel Essentials, Part 1"

It's Shark Awareness Day

Shark Awareness DayIt's shark awareness day! These wonderful animals are not at all as dangerous or bloodthirsty as the media make them! To the contrary, every year only about 7 people are killed by shark attacks. On the other side, a shocking 100 million (!!) sharks are being killed by humans every year. Many are hunted for their fins, which are processed into shark soup or aphrodisiac, but many sharks also die needlessly as by-catch in fishing nets. The impact of ocean plastic pollution on these sensitive animals has not yet been studied. Meanwhile, almost every shark species is threatened with extinction. Thus, man has achieved within a very short time what nature has not managed for over 400 million years (did you know that sharks appeared in the seas 200 million years BEFORE the dinosaurs?).Share this post to draw attention to the suffering of these incredible animals and to stop the negative, fear-inspiring coverage in the media. Sharks are extremely important for a healthy marine ecosystem. They do not feed on humans! And we humans are definitely a greater threat to the shark than it is to us.

Go Plastic-Free This July With These Easy-To-Adopt Activities

Plastic-free July is here! These easy-to adopt activities will help you become plastic-free in no time.

Continue reading "Go Plastic-Free This July With These Easy-To-Adopt Activities"

Plastic-Free Gift Ideas For Men

I racked my brain so you don't have to, and put together the ultimate guide to plastic-free, zero waste gift ideas for men who have everything.

Continue reading "Plastic-Free Gift Ideas For Men"

The Togetherband - Together For A Sustainable Future

Together for a better future. The Togetherband was designed to draw attention to the 17 Sustainability Goals of the UN. Become a part of the movement and buy your pair now.

Continue reading "The Togetherband - Together For A Sustainable Future"

A hopeful future: new enzyme breaks down plastic bottles

Scientists create an enzyme that breaks down plastic bottles into their original components.

Continue reading "A hopeful future: new enzyme breaks down plastic bottles"

Three fantastic plastic-free mother's day gift ideas

With Mother's day just around the corner, I put together a list of three fantastic plastic-free brands that she will love.

Continue reading "Three fantastic plastic-free mother's day gift ideas"

"I want you to panic" - Greta Thunberg

"I want you to panic" - 16-year old Greta Thunberg fights vigorously and fearlessly against climate change - and the people in power.

Continue reading ""I want you to panic" - Greta Thunberg"

Study finds microplastic in the human body

The news is not surprising but still made headlines: A study found microplastic in the human body. Read here what the scientists found and what that means.

Continue reading "Study finds microplastic in the human body"

China's waste ban may be devastating for the planet

High income countries export more than 90 percent of their plastic waste to poorer countries. China now decided not to be the world's waste dump anymore, and the consequences might be devastating.

Continue reading "China's waste ban may be devastating for the planet"

Starbucks preaches sustainability, IKEA acts

Starbucks and IKEA both made sustainability headlines this week. Here is why Starbucks is doing it wrong, and IKEA is doing it right.

Continue reading "Starbucks preaches sustainability, IKEA acts"

Mumbai is the largest city to ban all single-use plastics

India's largest city, Mumbai, just banned the manufacture, sale and use of single-use plastics. Pollution has always been a big problem for India.

Continue reading "Mumbai is the largest city to ban all single-use plastics"


  1. Home
  2.  ›
  3. Blog

Ready to join the movement?

Ready to become part of the global zero waste movement? Sign up for my free monthly newsletter with fresh ideas, downloadable materials and lots of inspiration for reducing your single-use plastic waste. Make your home zero waste, lead a healthier life, and save tons of money in the process!

Bonus: Get this free 2-page checklist (one of many) with lots of tips on how to make your bathroom plastic-free and zero waste instantly. Concise, easy to use, and ready for immediate implementation.

"Yes, sign me up to receive my free checklist and the monthly newsletter Seas & Straws Spotlight!"*

*Your information is 100% private and never shared.