These past few months Dimitris and I have a new obsession: how to live with as little plastic in our daily lives as possible: no plastic cups for coffee, no plastic straws for drinks and of course no plastic bags for shopping!
After taking this decision, we were very happy to find out that there is a place in Exarcheia that shares the same philosophy and has done its best against all this plastic cruelty. But what is this place about?
Let me introduce you to Plastikourgeio shop & lab, run by Dafni and Fran!
Its main characteristic is that there you can find products that can replace plastic items you use daily. So you can find the famous bamboo cups, wooden toothbrushes and the new trend: soy wax food wraps. Last but not least, my dearest products are their edible plates – you can take them with you to your picnic and at the end you can eat them!
Also at Plastikourgeio they use the “Precious Plastic” method started from a guy called Dave Hakkens. With this method Dafni & Fran transform used plastic (you can also take it to them!) into a kind of marble or even jewellery!
During your stay in Athens and while you are looking for eco-friendly and colourful presents to take back to your friends and family, do not forget to pay a visit to Plastikourgeio!