Plastic-free beaches

The production of waste covering the beaches is a more burning problem every year: a lot of plastic cutlery, plates, glasses, straws, packaging and PET bottles end up in the garbage - in the best case - even in a single day.Within the framework of plastic-free July - an international challenge - we would like to give you tips for environmentally friendly beaching, as we can do a lot for our planet even with minimal care.

The new Balaton STRAND collection consists of products that can be useful for more sustainable relaxation by the water and for everyday life in general.A water bottle will always be a good companion, so you can avoid PET bottles, and you can refill your own bottle at a drinking fountain on the beaches.With the Balaton water bottle holder, you can always have your drink conveniently close at hand, and in addition, regular fluid replenishment is more reliable.If you wish, you can also take washable plastic or metal glasses with you, in which you can safely ask for drinks bought at the buffet.

The use of food barrels is not a new thing at all, but the use of beeswax cloths is even more so.These work in the same way as aluminum foil, napkins or folpack, only without unnecessary waste production.Take the takeaway food in the restaurant or buffet in your box, but you can also order a slice of pizza or, for example, a pancake on a cloth instead of a plastic or paper plate! After use, simply wipe it with a damp cloth or sponge, but you can also wash it under the tap with lukewarm water! At Printa, you can choose from three types of scarves: a Balaton, a brush stroke and a vase pattern is also available.

Instead of the single-use napkin , bring a washable one, at Printa we make this from quality natural cotton canvas! Thanks to its large size, it also works as a furoshiki scarf, so you can also wrap it in it. If you're buying a drink, it's worth saying in advance that you don't ask for a straw.You can simply drink without it, but if you don't want to give it up, get a metal straw! Our stainless steel straw set of 4 is now also made with a Balaton pattern cotton bag.You can bring cutlery from home to avoid the plastic versions, which are not very durable anyway, even for a single meal.It is most practical to always have a mini cutlery package with you for travel and outings.At Printa, this includes a spoon, a fork, a knife, a bamboo straw, a cleaning brush and even a toothbrush.Within the framework of the STRAND collection, we have now created a Balaton pattern version with water-based screen printing.

It is advisable to pack the things you need for the beach in a bag as large as possible, the STRAND collection includes two such items: a giant shopper, to which you can even attach a towel , and a other version, in which extra pockets are also hidden.Our natural and Balaton patterned mesh shoppers are suitable for carrying smaller items and food, while shopping with paper or you can replace a plastic bag with it.Extra tip: at the end of your beach vacation, you can conveniently store wet toys and bathing suits separately.Also useful is our natural, zero waste mosquito repellent spray, the packaging of which we take back and then reuse, and we also give a 20% discount on the price of the next spray.The same applies to our hand sanitizer !

We hope you found our zero waste ideas useful and that you spend your vacation by the water in the most environmentally friendly way possible! What would you add to the list?

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