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Primary Microplastics

The term 'Microplastics' became quite mainstream in 2018, with the help of such documentaries like David Attenborough's 'Blue Planet II' and the BBC's 'Drowning in plastic'.  It is a term given to tiny fragments of plastic and is a word that everyone should know about.

Microplastics are dangerous.  They are dangerous for the natural world and therefore they are dangerous for humankind too.  The problem of Microplastics is HUGE.  Way bigger than this post could ever possibly describe it to be.  Out of the two types of microplastics (Primary and secondary microplastics), the one that we will concentrate on today are the ones that already exist as microplastics, namely Primary (secondary microplastics start out as larger pieces of plastic and are then broken down into smaller fragments until they become small enough to be classified as Microplastics (geek-out: less than 5mm in length)).

Primary microplastics are already small enough to be dangerous when they…

Are you Sitting too Long?

We are always looking at various ways that we can help our clients become better. Not only in business but in their personal lives too. At the end of the day, if your workforce is not healthy, then you are a chain as strong as its weakest link. There has to be equilibrium between deep moments of work as well as relaxation. One core idea that we bring to discussions with potential clients is that of encouraging employees within the office to move more as there has been definitive research which states that health erodes when we adopt a sedentary lifestyle.
One such proponent is Joan Vernikos who was the former Director of NASA’s Life Sciences Division and who also wrote a book titled, “Sitting Kills, Moving Heals”. Basically, she was responsible for understanding how to optimise the health and well-being of astronauts. In this book, Joan walks us through how our sedentary lifestyles are surprisingly similar to the gravity-free lifestyles of astronauts in space. Just as an astronaut’s he…

2019 Goals

Happy New Year!

2019 will be very different for Sprudel. In our almost 5 years of existence we have tried (and failed) in different ways to engage new potential clients. We look back to the start of 2014 with a smile as we remember going into office blocks around town, pressing the highest floor of the elevator, and working our way down, floor-by-floor until we reached the bottom. We did this for quite some time and believe us, fire exit stairwells in summer is not fun!

After the 'foot soldiering' came back with mixed results we decided to go in a different direction..and so we tried our telephone skills out by calling around. It was certainly more comfortable than running down stairs of a 40+ floor office building but it simply didn't work for us...to get past the person on the other end of the phone was almost impossible and the people who needed to be in front of us seem to work 24 hours a day and a 2 minute phone call from some random company is not something most people…