Remember a time when we would buy a drink (usually in a glass bottle) at the local milk bar and drink it while hanging out the front with our friends so that we could go back in immediately and claim our bottle refund. In those days I wouldn’t have thought of just tossing the bottle… More Cash for Containers in Queensland by 2018
For years now I have been cutting up these nasty little rings, hoping and praying that none slip through the cracks and end up in the waterways, potentially harming our beautiful marine wildlife and birds. Now a solution has been developed by the Saltwater Brewery in Florida that solves the issue of plastic six-pack rings.… More Edible Six-pack Rings Developed by Brewery in Florida
On this zero waste journey I have learnt how to make so many products from scratch that I would have bought in plastic packaging that would have no doubt been cardboard boxed and plastic shrink-wrapped too. I am hooked on making DIY cosmetics and so far my repertoire includes: DIY Deodorant – never buying regular, store… More DIY Bees Wax Lip Balm
I can’t tell you the last time I used a roll of plastic wrap in my kitchen. When I decided to transition to zero waste and help save the planet one baby step at a time I just gave the last roll away! I have heaps of containers which I use every day but there… More Ditch Plastic Wrap and make Bees Wax Wraps instead!
Being a Mum I am looking forward to Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May. I tend to think that the real Mother’s Day is actually the birthday of my one and only child as this is the day I truly became a mum, but then we can’t distract from the special day of… More Five Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day that won’t cost Mother Earth.
If you are wanting a natural alternative to harsh soaps and shampoos then Wash Rocks and Pebbles from Aromabals are for you. In this video I tell you a little bit about these handcrafted environmentally friendly products. You can buy them from Leeanne at Aromabals through their website http://www.aromabals.com.au a great Australian small business.
Imagine this… over 120 BILLION pieces of plastic cutlery are used and discarded in India every year, 120 BILLION!!!!!!! Without an alternative except endless washing of silverware in potentially unsanitary conditions until recently when an amazing mind came up with this idea, edible cutlery. Made predominantly from millet and spices (or sugar for the sweet… More Edible Cutlery!
via 36 eye-opening facts about water : TreeHugger.
There is no excuse for not using every available space in your yard, balcony, terrace or patio. The Veggie Pod is exploding with growth, only three weeks down the track, so much so that I have had to prop open the cover so the massive tomato plant can spread it’s wings, I’ve harvested four lettuces… More Veggie Pod – 3 weeks later…
I’ve been into gardening for some time now, and while I have discovered that although I have a green thumb it is more avocado green than the lush, forest green of people who have been gardening for many years. That’s why I consider myself a naive gardener and tend to learn by my mistakes and… More Urban Gardening – our food future