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[GUEST BLOG] Eco Market is making sustainable eco-friendly production and consumption the new norm in Malta

Eco Market is on a quest to help make sustainable eco-friendly production and consumption the new norm. We inspire positive change by promoting ethical and responsible businesses to our ever-growing community of conscious consumers.The ultimate objective is to transform Malta into a greener, cleaner and healthier place to live.     By now we are all aware of the devastating effects that consumerism has on our environment. The Eco Market makes it simple for you to buy high quality, reliable products and services that don’t harm the planet before, during and after the purchase. We work with businesses who are committed to create sustainable products, with sustainably-sourced materials, and generally operate with respect to the planet. For example, you will never...

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[Explainer]The truth about bottled water in Malta

We read alot about how single use plastic bottles such as those used for drinking water in Malta cause polution and damage the environment, but do we know the whole story about bottled water in Malta; do we know the truth? In this article we will try and get to the bottom of the story about single use plastic bottles in Malta and see the bigger picture. What does it take to produce a plastic bottle? Most plastic water bottles for drinking water are made of PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate) which is made from petroleum products which are modified to make long polymer mollecules in a complicated process. Plastic bottles are made by a two stage Reheat and Blow machine, the first...

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[Explainer]How to save money by avoiding drinking from plastic water bottles

In Malta we have the highest use of plastic bottles for drinking water in the EU which shows up in the EURSTAT figures showing Malta has the lowest tap water consumption in the EU. That means that hundreds of thousands of households in Malta are buying plastic bottles and spending money that is absolutely unnecessary. Of course, the major supermarkets want to keep us locked into this wasteful cycle and even gives us "free water" in plastic  bottles when we shop. The good news is that you can swap these vouchers for points and spend them on something you need. So how much is this costing you? A 2L bottle of the cheapest bottled water at a major supermarket is...

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[Explainer] Why coconut is the best activated carbon water filter

Jim Galloway is a highly experience water filtration technician based in the USA and writes regularly on water topics, including water filtration, technology and politics and he suggests there are many reasons why coconut derived activated carbon water filters are the number one material for water filters. What is activated carbon? Carbon is a basic building block or element in organic life on earth, it is in plentiful supply and forms an important part of our lives. Activated carbon is carbon that has been processed with oxygen at high temperatures so that it opens up millions of pores in between the carbon atoms. This means the carbon has a huge surface area with pores of different sizes that allow water...

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[NEWS]The first sustainable water filter in Malta

In April 2020 a pilot test was started ready to launch the TAPP2 sustainable water filter in Malta. Sustainability comes from the 100% organic activated carbon filter block derived from coconut husks and the 100% recyclable ABS filter housing unit. There is no other sustainable water filter in Malta. A group of 16 volunteers received a TAPP2 Twist and agreed to test the water filter at home and to provide feedback on their experience. We received feedback on May 15th which enabled us to progress to our our launch on 1st June when our online shop will be fully operational. The majority of the pilot test users fitted their TAPP 2 Twist easily and without helps, a couple of people...

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