Plastic-free beaches

Műanyagmentes strandolás

The waste production that covers the beaches is a more pressing 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 waterside relaxation and for everyday use 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 theBalaton water bottle holder, you can always have your drink conveniently close at hand, and in this way, regular fluid replenishment is also 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 at all a new thing, but beeswax cloths are 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 are also available.

Instead of a single-use napkin , take a washable one with you, at Printa we make it from high-quality natural cotton canvas material! Thanks to its large size, it also works as a furoshiki cloth, 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 it without it, but if you don't want to give it up, get a metal straw ! Our set of 4 straws made of stainless steel is now also made with aBalaton-patterned cotton bag. You can bring cutlery from home to avoid the plastic versions, which are not very durable anyway, even for a single meal. For traveling and outings, it is most practical if you always have a mini cutlery package with you. At Printa, this includes a spoon, a fork, a knife, a bamboo straw, a cleaning brush and even a toothbrush. As part of the STRAND collection, we have now created a version with a Balaton pattern using 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 pieces: a giant shopper , to which you can even attach a towel, and another version , in which extra pockets are hidden. Our natural and Balaton-patterned mesh shoppers are suitable for carrying smaller items and food, and you can also replace paper or nylon bags with them when shopping. Extra tip: at the end of your beach vacation, you can conveniently store wet toys and bathing suits separately. Our natural, zero waste mosquito repellent spray can also be useful, the packaging of which we take back and then reuse, and we also give a 20% discount on the price of the next spray. For our hand sanitizer the same applies!

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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