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Do you put items into recycling bins in the hopes it can actually be recycled?  Or maybe just items you're a little unsure of, but decide to pop it in your recycling bin anyway? Then you are wishcycling! We've all done it, but there are lots of great reasons...

As we wrap up the War on Waste Challenge, this is a great time to think about how far you have come in reducing your rubbish, recycling better or swapping for greener products. You might not consider yourself even slightly zero waste, but guess what? You are heading...

Zero waste takeaway food may not always be possible, but there are plenty of ways to do takeout with less waste. Here are some great tips on reducing the trash and getting your favourite foods waste free.

Getting takeaway drinks on the go can derail your efforts to be ecofriendly and leave you with a pile of trash. Whether it's coffee, smoothies, water or slushies, there are lots of options for avoiding waste and even going zero waste without giving up on convenienc...

Knowing what you can recycle and how is going to make a big difference to your landfill and trash. Some materials are commonly accepted by kerbside programmes, other items need to be collected and dropped off. Wherever you live, there will be different rules but this...

Think you can't recycle coffee cups? Then think again, Coffee Cup recycling stations are popping up around Australia so if you find yourself with a disposable coffee cup here's what you can do. Ideally we would all have keep cups and never forget to bring them...

Here are the best options for recycling shoes or donating shoes to keep them out of landfill. You'll find plenty of options for recycling, donating and reusing ALL types of shoes including sneakers, high heels, work boots, and even single shoes, saving them from th...

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4 Feb 2020

Don't throw your old CDs and DVDs into landfill. They can be recycled into useful products, so think of them as a resource, not as trash. In Australia, recycling extends beyond your bin service. E-waste such as compact discs and DVDs is a perfect example of items that end up in landfill because people are not aware of how to properly recycle them.

28 Jan 2020

Grow these easy kitchen herbs and create a bee friendly garden at the same time. Creating a functional garden that yields edibles and attracts beneficial bugs, insects, birds and wildlife to your yard doesn't have to be time-consuming or difficult. Once established, most of these plants will take care of themselves and provide ready access to useful herbs you can use in the kitchen

10 Dec 2019

Wondering where to find inexpensive eco gifts that people will actually want to receive? Don't sweat, I've done the hard work for you (well....some of it). All these gifts are eco-friendly and budget friendly coming in at under $15, perfect for friends, family, teachers and the dreaded workplace kris kringle.

26 Oct 2019

Growing avocado seeds is easy once you know how, but it does require a little patience. This post will take you through the key steps you need to do to get those seeds to grow into an avocado plant. Forget everything you have ever heard about it being difficult or impossible to grow an avocado seed! It is true that not all seeds will work (which is completely normal in nature), but in my experience most will successfully gro...

18 Oct 2019

If you’re wondering how to design an energy efficient home, you aren’t alone. Many Australians are incorporating eco-friendly design features in their new build homes, so here are some key elements to think about when you’re designing your home with energy efficiency in mind. Many Australians are incorporating eco-friendly design features in their new build homes, so here are some key elements to think about when you’re desi...

9 Oct 2019

Have frizzy, curly or dry hair, and need a zero waste alternative to leave-in conditioners? Here are 4 amazing plastic-free options you need to try! It has taken me a long time to get the perfect zero waste hair care routine but completely worth the effort. But finding good leave-in hair products has been the hardest.

We were all been taught to reduce, reuse, and recycle when we were little kids, right? Sure, these ways to care for the environment are nothing new. But nowadays there’s also vegetarianism and veganism, sustainable resources, hybrid vehicles, and so many other eco-friendly initiatives that it’s almost hard to keep track. The advocacy to be eco-friendly is everywhere, even in our favorite TV shows - both new and old. As a...

1 Oct 2019

Planning a party and wondering how to replace balloons with an eco-friendly option? (and yes I'm including a brilliant zero waste alternative to water balloons too!) Here is a huge list of balloon alternatives to make any occasion greener with less trash. Balloons cause many environmental problems including polluting waterways and harming wildlife. They certainly add colour and a fun atmosphere to a party but there ar...

29 Sep 2019

Every homeowner strives to have a clean, germ free home. However, what many don’t realise is that even the cleaning products we use around our homes can contain some dangerous toxins. This can have many unpleasant repercussions in our long-term health, especially in terms of allergies and respiratory diseases. Fortunately, there are many green cleaning alternatives, which can provide us with a sanitary environment without...

26 Sep 2019

Not everyone cares about the planet as much as you do, but what sustainable gifts can you give for people who just don't give a sh*t about the environment? You can find zero waste and eco friendly gifts that are a little more subtle, and the gift receiver doesn't even need to know they are sustainable and great for the planet (and available in Australia) Forget beeswax wraps, reusable straws, expensive shampoo bars t...

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