The European Food Safety Authority, or EFSA for short, has defined the term microplatics – these are plastic particles between 0.1 and 5 mm in size. One of the most popular plastics is PET, or polyethylene terephthalate. Which is what exactly? Bottles for beverages, household chemicals, food containers and our clothes….WHO recommends drinking minimum 2-3 liters of water a day…I have yet to hear us ever being urged : to drink 2-3 liters of water from plastic bottles. For the past few years, we have seen some companies put the issue of sustainability in production as much of a challenge as the product in packaging. We already have some suppliers pouring beverages into recycled bottles. However, every time I satisfy my thirst from such a bottle I wonder : can we do it again? And once again? What will happen if a used bottle is thrown into a plastic bin in a city? A large part of my brain knows… that it’s not going to be worth a lick. This is because cities aren’t prepared for full recycling. This would have to start by first doing some collective education as to what can be throw into these rubbish bins and what cannot be discarded in there at all. My conscience is not soothed by throwing the bottle into the yellow container with the arrow pictogram . As we make microplastic tops in our studio these bottles warm my heart, that they have reached me after all. Thanks to the use of our unique ecological technology they will be in the place that I have dreamed of – in a table top, in a kitchen countertop or cabinet front, in a lamp. They will be adjacent to stylish accessories, they will spend their after life, surrounded by love and people who love them and care about the environment.