• 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...
  • The Best Way To Grow Mushrooms At Home

    The Best Way To Grow Mushrooms At Home

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    Growing mushrooms is a whole different ball game to growing fruits and veggies. It may seem a little daunting at first but growing your own mushrooms is so easy and satisfying!    The Easiest Way To Grow Mushrooms At Home We love that these Mushroom Grow Kits are so easy to use (you can grow mushrooms right on your kitchen bench!) and that they recycle waste coffee grounds collected from Australian cafes.  With a little added moisture,...
  • How To Make Yoghurt At Home

    How To Make Yoghurt At Home

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    Please enjoy this article from guest blogger Natalie Ong, a local Urban Revolutionary. Natalie has had great success with an op-shop yoghurt maker (which is awesome if you can find one)! This method can also be done using a Culturing Flask such as this one from Urban Revolution. Enjoy this article and let us know your experience in the comments!   This is an...
  • 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...
  • Bicarb PART 2: How To Use Bicarbonate of Soda for Household Cleaning, Gardening and More

    Bicarb PART 2: How To Use Bicarbonate of Soda for Household Cleaning, Gardening and More

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    Bicarbonate of soda has been used for centuries for all kinds of household, personal and cooking purposes. In this article, learn how to use bicarb soda for dish washing, household cleaning, gardening, rust & stain removal, pest control and more. If you haven't already, be sure to read our PART 1 bicarb article: What Is Bicarbonate of Soda? Sodium Bicarbonate is a cheap, safe,...
  • Bicarb PART 1: What Is Bicarbonate of Soda?

    Bicarb PART 1: What Is Bicarbonate of Soda?

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    What if there was one substance that could be used for cleaning, laundry, personal care, gardening, baking and more... it sounds ridiculous but such a substance exists! Learn what bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, actually is and some of the many uses of this amazing substance.  What is Bicarbonate of Soda? Bicarbonate of Soda is the common name for the naturally-occurring sodium compound...
  • 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...
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