• WA Government Commits to Single Use Plastic Ban

    WA Government Commits to Single Use Plastic Ban

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    We're so excited to share that Western Australia's Plan for Plastics has been fast-tracked by four years with a ban on some of the most problematic single use plastics starting on 1 January 2022. The extent of plastic pollution occurring in terrestrial and marine environments has become a serious problem recognised at an international level. There is now a substantial body of evidence about...
  • 4 Easy Low-Waste Gift Wrapping Methods

    4 Easy Low-Waste Gift Wrapping Methods

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    Reduce waste, save money on wrapping materials and give unique, thoughtfully wrapped gifts simply by re-thinking the way we do gift wrapping. There are so many ways to start using recycled, compostable or reusable materials! Here our our top 4 methods for easy eco-friendly gift wrapping:   1. Furoshiki... or Fabric Gift Wrapping  Using the Japanese Furoshiki technique, you can wrap any shaped gift...
  • Plastic Free Period Care

    Plastic Free Period Care

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    Sanitary products are the fifth most common item found littering Europe's beaches, more widespread than single-use coffee cups, cutlery or straws. It is impossible to know how these items find their way onto beaches, but it is likely a mix of slipping through sewage filters, floating ocean debris and wind distribution. Marine plastic debris (MPD) is a problem that is poorly understood and growing...
  • Six Simple Swaps for a Plastic Free Kitchen

    Six Simple Swaps for a Plastic Free Kitchen

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    Moving towards a Plastic Free Kitchen We are all concerned about the amount of single use plastics in our homes and the environment, but overhauling your entire household to get rid of every bit of plastic all at once, is not only overwhelming, it is also expensive and environmentally irresponsible. Plastic Free July is a global movement which was started in Western Australia in...
  • Plastic Free July: The Problem With Micro Plastics

    Plastic Free July: The Problem With Micro Plastics

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    As part of our commitment to treat every month like it is Plastic Free July, we explore the issues of plastic pollution and why we need to reduce our reliance on single-use plastics. Marine plastic debris (MPD) is a problem that is poorly understood and growing exponentially. The world’s oceans are teeming with a myriad of different shapes, sizes, and types of plastic which...
  • Seven Simple Tips for Sustainable Gardening

    Seven Simple Tips for Sustainable Gardening

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    Growing an edible garden is a great way to live a little lighter on this Earth by growing our own food instead of buying packaged products with the bonus of adding nutrient dense food to your diet. Gardening also gives us a great insight into our natural world and a genuine appreciation for the environment in which we live. We come to observe habitats,...
  • Meet Our Local Aussie Makers: Joni and Jethro Sercombe

    Meet Our Local Aussie Makers: Joni and Jethro Sercombe

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    Central to our business purpose at Urban Revolution is to source our products from local Australian makers and suppliers whenever possible. Here we continue on with our article series introducing some of our fabulous local Australian makers and suppliers. Joni and Jethro Sercombe - St James Supply Co Joni and Jethro Sercombe are the founders of St James Supply Co. Based in our neighbouring suburb...
  • Plastic Free July Potato Chip Challenge

    Plastic Free July Potato Chip Challenge

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    Potato chips or crisps are my family’s favourite treat, I suspect my extended familys' too!   I choose Smiths chips as they are palm oil free and when I buy them, (the Dad is not always on the same page) they are salted chips only, to avoid any nasties that are generally found as soon as flavour is added. So in my opinion Smith’s...
  • How To Make A Multi-Purpose Cleaner and Liquid Hand Soap From Soap Berries

    How To Make A Multi-Purpose Cleaner and Liquid Hand Soap From Soap Berries

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    What are Soap Berries? Soap berries (or soap nuts) are an amazing little berry that can be used for all kinds of natural cleaning purposes. They are grown on the Sapindus Mukorossi tree (aka Indian Soapberry tree). The outer shell that coats the fruit contains saponin - a water surfactant that removes dirt and grease from any material. Saponin has detergent qualities and foams when agitated with water. ...
  • Reducing Plastic Waste in the Bathroom

    Reducing Plastic Waste in the Bathroom

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    Welcome to Week 2 of our Plastic Free July Journey! If you haven't already, be sure to check out our Week 1 guide on Reducing Plastic Waste in the Kitchen. Otherwise, let's dig right in to reducing plastic waste in the bathroom! Here is this week's corresponding printable checklist to remind you of this week's goals!   1. Use Single-Use-Plastic Free Hair Products  Conventional...
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