Free Shipping €20+

The Story of Plastic: How Plastic has Changed the World, and Where to Go from Here

The Story of Plastic: How Plastic has Changed the World, and Where to Go from Here

  • Adam Millett

Did you know that plastic was initially invented as a way to save the environment? 

We hear so much about plastic these days.

Single-use-plastic, microplastic, bioplastic, plastic bottles, plastic planet. It seems that plastic has taken over our oceans, our landfills, and our newsfeeds.

But what actually is it? Where did it come from? And why did we actually create it in the first place?

In this, the story of plastic, we take a journey all the way from plastic's initial creation to the plastic crisis we find ourselves in today. We then look forward, and offer potential solutions for a future without plastic. 

Read on to find out more. 

Read more


Irish Examiner, 1st April 2019, Single-use plastics ban fights climate change

Irish Examiner, 1st April 2019, Single-use plastics ban fights climate change

  • Virtue Brush

While takeaway coffee cups, with their plastic lining, and throwaway water bottles have come under the bright environmental spotlight in recent times, another daily item coming under scrutiny is the plastic toothbrush.

With people going through between six and 12 toothbrushes a year, and with the handle and brush made from plastic, bamboo has emerged as an alternative material for the product.

One company making them is VirtueBrush and we recently caught up with the Founder, Dylan Regan:

Read more


Image Magazine, 13th September 2018, Five products that will make your daily beauty routine eco-friendly, by Holly O'Neill

Image Magazine, 13th September 2018, Five products that will make your daily beauty routine eco-friendly, by Holly O'Neill

  • Virtue Brush
By 2050, there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish. If you want to be part of the solution for creating a sustainable future, start with a bamboo toothbrush. Irish company VirtueBrush create 100 per cent bamboo handle toothbrushes with compostable Nylon-4 bristles and one brush at €4.95 will last three months. Bonus – VirtueBrush plant three trees for every toothbrush sold online. virtuebrush.com

Read more


freebirdclub.com, 11th July 2017, Time to Become 'Virtuous' About Your Toothbrush

freebirdclub.com, 11th July 2017, Time to Become 'Virtuous' About Your Toothbrush

  • Virtue Brush

Time to Become 'Virtuous' About Your Toothbrush Dublin-based Dylan Regan first had the idea for the VirtueBrush when he was running a blog called greenliving.ie. “I was thinking about items in people’s homes with “green” potential and the plastic toothbrush kept jumping to the forefront of my mind,” he says. “Most plastic toothbrush handles can’t be recycled and this is very troubling considering how many millions are discarded each month....

Read more


Loading...