• 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...
  • What You Can And Can't Recycle This Christmas

    What You Can And Can't Recycle This Christmas

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    Reusing and recycling materials this Christmas is a great way to try and reduce your waste that's heading to landfill. In this article, find out how to best dispose of your festive waste; including which types of wrapping paper can and can't be recycled. The first step is always to try and wrap your own gifts with eco-friendly wrapping (see some easy ideas here)...
  • 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...
  • Bicarb PART 3: How To Use Bicarbonate of Soda for Laundry, Health and Personal Care

    Bicarb PART 3: How To Use Bicarbonate of Soda for Laundry, Health and Personal Care

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    One of the first uses of bicarbonate of soda was to create soap, toothpaste and antibacterial mouthwash by the ancient Egyptians. It is a totally safe, natural and eco-friendly ingredient for all kinds of personal care purposes including laundry, oral care, insect bites, sun burn, hair and skin care, deodorant and more. Plus, it is cheap and can be bought from most bulk food stores without...
  • How To Eliminate Plastic Bin Liners In The Kitchen

    How To Eliminate Plastic Bin Liners In The Kitchen

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    60% of the average Australian domestic bin is made up of organic material, including 40% food waste and 20% garden waste (1). That means you could reduce your household waste by a whopping 60% with just one change to your home!  One awesome home solution for organic kitchen waste is the Bokashi compost system! This small, easy, and simple compost bucket takes virtually all organic...
  • 4 Ways To Eat And Drink Out Without Single-Use Plastic

    4 Ways To Eat And Drink Out Without Single-Use Plastic

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    Over 373 million plastic water bottles find their way into landfill and the natural environment every year (1). This isn't mentioning the billions more of coffee cups, smoothie/juice cups, takeaway containers, plastic cutlery and more that are used once and then thrown into landfill. Many people are realising the magnitude of waste this creates and are switching to reuseable takeaway solutions - woohoo! In...
  • 4 Steps To Shop For Groceries Without Single-Use Plastic

    4 Steps To Shop For Groceries Without Single-Use Plastic

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    The majority of plastic waste comes from single-use plastic packaging, most of which can easily be avoided! Start noticing where you are buying plastic and perhaps opt for items that aren't wrapped in plastic.   How to avoid single-use plastic when shopping For fresh groceries: choose loose fruit and veg that aren't in a pre-packaged bag. Take you're own reusable produce bag or just buy the loose fruit and...
  • Plastic-Free Food: 4 Best Ways To Grow, Cook and Store Food Without Plastic

    Plastic-Free Food: 4 Best Ways To Grow, Cook and Store Food Without Plastic

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    For most households, the kitchen is the biggest culprit of single-use plastic! Fortunately, there are plastic-free alternatives to almost all single-use plastic items, it is just a matter of having the right equipment to transform your kitchen into a clean, toxic-free and plastic-free oasis.  It is important to note that you should use your old things to the end of their lives before making the...
  • Why Is It Important To Reduce Single-Use Plastic?

    Why Is It Important To Reduce Single-Use Plastic?

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    Single-use plastic products and packaging are creating one of today's largest environmental problems: waste. Plastic production has increased rapidly over the years to the 300 million tons of plastic we produce each year globally now (1). These huge amounts of conventional plastics are derived from fossil fuels such as crude oil and natural gas; non-renewable resources which are very difficult to recycle (2). Plastic...
  • Zero Waste Oral Care

    Zero Waste Oral Care

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    Not only are plastic toothbrushes made from fossil fuel-derived materials and a very common item found to be polluting oceans and killing marine animals, but they are also very difficult to recycle. Electric toothbrushes are especially harmful at the end of their life if the battery has not been disposed of properly as it may leak acid and toxic chemicals. Then there's plastic floss, toothpaste...
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