Refork’s Response To The Single-Use Plastics Directive Bypassing

As you may be aware, Refork has been dedicated to providing sustainable alternatives to single-use plastics since its beginning. However, we must address a challenge that has impacted our profitability, one that we did not foresee but are committed to overcoming.

The Washability Myth: The Hidden Truth Behind Single-Use Plastics

Did the ban on single-use plastic help us?

In the European battle against plastic pollution, an important step was taken in 2019 with the publication of a directive prohibiting the production and sale of single-use plastics. However, shortly thereafter, a concerning issue arose regarding products marketed as “washable” alternatives. Are these products genuinely environmentally friendly, or are they just a marketing trick? 

Thrashing the Myths About Eco-friendly Cleaning

Trashing the myths about eco-friendly cleaning

With every step closer to a healthier environment, our commitment to green practices extends to all aspects of our lives, including cleaning. As more and more eco-friendly cleaning products hit store shelves, so do the controversies surrounding them. Thus, with the rise in popularity, a number of myths and misconceptions are emerging about the effectiveness, cost, availability, utility and versatility of eco-friendly cleaning products. So let’s take a closer look and delve into each of these myths and debunk them with evidence-based facts.

Refork Material: The Origin of Polymers in our Products

All you need to know about our polymers

As the harmful effects of plastic pollution become increasingly apparent in today’s world, the search for innovative materials has become a top priority. New innovative materials should meet various conditions to compete with traditional plastics. The polymer needs to be able to cope with different thermal conditions so that complex shapes can be created from […]

Thrashing the Myths About Upcycling

Trashing the myths about upcycling

Upcycling has become a transformative method for recreating waste into functional products in a sometimes overwhelming world of sustainability. Despite its positive impact, several myths surrounding upcycling prevent a comprehensive understanding of its potential. In this article, we will address five common misconceptions and provide detailed information and various examples to shed light on the true nature of upcycling.

The Path Ahead: Predicting the Next Trends in Biodegradable Products

Future trends in biodegradability

The global biodegradable cutlery market, valued at US$ 45.0 million in 2023, is driven by a dynamic interplay of factors and stands at the forefront of sustainable solutions. As environmental awareness grows, the hospitality, tourism, and the flourishing retail sector are adopting eco-friendly practices to meet the growing demand for sustainable alternatives.

Recycling: The Essential Step Towards a Greener Future

How to recycle - our tips

Recycling is an essential step towards a healthier future for our planet. It’s a process that helps reduce the amount of waste in landfills and the environment and reduces the need for further exploitation of natural resources to produce new products. By recycling, we can all do our part to create a cleaner environment every day, but we need to know how to do it right so we don’t do more harm to the planet. Every country has slightly different rules, so always check the information according to your local regulations. We are all familiar with the generalities of recycling, so here are some unexpected tips on how to recycle efficiently that are not necessarily intuitive.

Microplastics in Focus

Microplastics in focus

Among the various environmental problems facing our world, the concept of “microplastics” has emerged as a new, ubiquitous, and urgent challenge. Additionally, as microplastics penetrate various ecosystems—ranging from the oceans and soil to the food chain itself—the scale of their impact is increasingly alarming. Today, let’s focus on the most significant issues and recent developments related to the ongoing fight against microplastics.

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