Hi, my name is Sylvia and I’m the founder of Zsilt and so happy to be part of this great Seaside Fan Club.
As the name of our club suggests, we’re big fans of the beach and sea. In all its salty, sandy glory. Some of us grew up close by, others simply love the way a long walk along the coast makes you feel like you can take on the world. But as the years go by, we find more and more plastic on this precious piece of nature. It looks awful, is dangerous, polluting and most importantly: we can prevent this from happening.
We think it’s a good idea to use less (new) plastic, and where possible replace it with other materials. But the thing is, plastic is a useful material and often hard to replace. Take beach toys, which has a list of requirements like waterproof, durable and safe – plastic ticks all those boxes. But here’s the good news; so does recycled plastic. Starting with beach toys, we’re proving it’s possible, not just to make eco toys from recycled plastic, but the coolest looking, most durable and safest toys out there.
The Netherlands is paving the way when it comes to collecting, carefully separating and processing plastic waste. So, all the more reason to get started. I gathered other seaside lovers and together we set out to make a clear statement: plastic waste doesn’t belong on our beaches and in our oceans. Not only should we say no to plastic waste on the beach, but we also need to have a good look at what we bring to the beach ourselves. We’re taking the right steps to prove we can make beach toys from recycled plastic instead of new plastic. We’ve got all the best knowledge, creative ideas and change-making spirit to make it happen.
Because the seaside means the world to us,