• 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • How To Recycle Old Clothes And Worn Fabrics In Australia

    How To Recycle Old Clothes And Worn Fabrics In Australia

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    Op-shops, charities and other clothing donation programs are an awesome way to give your old clothes a second (or third, or fourth) life, but what to do with clothes or fabrics that aren't suitable for reuse? Perhaps they're stained, torn, stretched, or damaged in some way. Here are some awesome resources to prevent your old textiles from ending up in landfill. Every single kilogram of textiles that...
  • Perth Recycling Guide

    Perth Recycling Guide

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    We love encouraging our local community to be more environmentally responsible and hope that we can all enjoy doing the right thing with our waste! Eliminating excess waste all together is the priority, but we understand that in today’s world it’s extremely difficult to become 100% zero waste. Recycling can very quickly become a confusing and daunting thing when you start trying to figure...
  • Recycling And Community Initiatives At Urban Revolution

    Recycling And Community Initiatives At Urban Revolution

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    Have you spotted our Recycling Station out the front of our Vic Park store in Perth? We love encouraging our local community to be more environmentally responsible and hope that we can all enjoy doing the right thing with our waste.  Eliminating plastic waste all together is the priority, but we understand that in today’s world it’s extremely difficult to become 100% zero waste. With...
  • How To Recycle Different Types Of Lids (Cans, Bottles, Jars, Beer Bottles, Champagne Twists, etc.)

    How To Recycle Different Types Of Lids (Cans, Bottles, Jars, Beer Bottles, Champagne Twists, etc.)

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    We had someone ask a great question in the store recently: what to do with metal lids from cans, jars and bottles? Here's the answer for anyone wondering the same thing!  1. Remove Plastic Linings Make sure to remove any plastic lining from a metal lid. You can do this with bottle tops by cutting them in half with sharp scissors and peeling out the plastic...
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