We are constantly evaluating our lives and looking for ways in which we can live more sustainably. That also holds true to how we want to travel. We seek to discover more sustainable ways of travel and the opportunities to find and book more environmentally friendly vacations.

And yet, this…

It should come as no surprise that we are huge advocates of voting and civic engagement here at Plaine Products. We talk about it regularly and celebrate it annually. We believe one of the best ways we can effect change is through voting, in each and every election. Voting gives…

A plastic nurdle found on a deserted beach off the coast of Panama. Photo by Lily Start.
A plastic nurdle found on a deserted beach off the coast of Panama. Photo by Lily Stuart.

We pulled our inflatable dinghy up on the deserted beach off the coast of Panama. No other people, or towns, were around for miles. But instead of white sand beneath the palm trees, we found plastic. Piles of it. Everywhere. Bottles, Crocs, lighters, toothbrushes, packaging, styrofoam floats all carried by…

When we think of plastic pollution, we tend to picture items floating in the ocean or washing up along the shore that we can hold in our hands like bottle caps, water bottles, and straws. But over time, those larger items break down into tiny pieces of plastic called microplastics. These fragments are showing up more and more including in the food we eat, causing a great deal of concern. Now is the time to understand what microplastics are, how they can potentially impact our health, and what we can do about it.

What Are Microplastics?

If you have participated in a beach cleanup recently, you may have noticed the itty bitty specs of blue, black, yellow, and red mixed in with the grains of sand. Those are microplastics — defined as plastic pieces less than 5 millimeters in size. Most result from larger pieces of…


We’re on a mission to get plastic bottles out of the bathroom with vegan products & reusable bottles. Help stop single-use plastic. www.PlaineProducts.com

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