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Zero Waste Living Tips for your 2020

1/ Take your own cup to any party you get invited to, this will eliminate the possibility of a single use plastic cup being needed for your beverage 🍸 2/ Save the rubber bands off your fruit n veg bundles, your mail etc. incredibly handy 3/ Walk and or Ride your Bicycle 🚲 Seriously, you’ll save HUGE $$ and you’ll get fit and you’ll save the planet 🌎 That’s a Win Win Win! 4/ Embrace a packed Lunch 🍴 from home to take to work - once again, SAVE $$, Eliminate Plastic and eat better food 🥘 Leftovers are KING 👑 5/ Use a cake scraper to get every bit of food out of the pot 🥄 you...

Christmas 2019.. The Year of Homemade 🎁🎄

Is anyone else questioning where 2019 has gone? It’s like while we were all asleep one night, some took our year and hit the “fast forward “ button 😂 This year we are focusing on Zero or Low Waste, mostly homemade gifts. I have a list of family/friends/work colleagues that I would like to give something to and now I’m working out my plan of attack so to speak. For those who I do not have a suitable homemade idea for, I will be Op Shopping or scouring the local Saturday markets for what I seek. Below are the simple homemade ideas that will be on high rotation in my gift giving...

Once upon a Zero Waste Valentines…

  Valentines Day - Like it, Hate it, or indifferent towards it, it comes every year. My love & I like to celebrate it as another excuse to be mushy with each other,(insert vomit noises from our kids here haha.) Thought I’d share a few Zero Waste Date Ideas & a few Zero Waste Gift Ideas for you all, in case you want to be mushy like us ️ Zero Waste Date Ideas: Star Gazing...

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My 1st Year Of “Buy Nothing New” and Why I Am Going to Do It Again

2017! Wow, what a year. My first year of “Buy Nothing New.

Many people have done this challenge, however few have done it while living in a home with 2 small children and a partner that is still in the early stages of understanding “zero waste.”

Last year while on our annual motorcycle ride, I had 2 weeks to just think and re-evaluate our world, consumerist wise. As I packed for the bike trip I looked at what I was taking for a 2-week trip and realised just how little I needed to be clothed, warm and happy.

Disposable Coffee Cups

It is believed that Australians throw away around 1 billion disposable coffee cups each year, with 90 percent of disposable coffee cups end up in landfill. While many look like they’re made of paper, they contain plastic linings that don’t biodegrade. Disposable coffee cups are estimated to be the second largest contributor to litter waste after plastic bottles. With Australians’ growing love of coffee, without action the problem could become even worse....

Plastic Bag Waste in Australia

According to Clean Up Australia, it is estimated that Australians use 5 billion plastic bags each and every year. That equates to 20 million new plastic bags being used every day. Around 200,000 are sent to landfill every single hour. Plastic bags are a global problem, with millions ending up in the ocean each year. It’s not surprising that so many countries have sought to restrict plastic bag use by making retailers charge for each one they give to consumers, or even banning them completely....