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Zero Waste Christmas

  Today I read a horrifying statistic: In Australia we spend approx $11 Billion a year on Christmas with $4 Billion worth of the stuff being returned in the week following and another $4 Billion worth being thrown into Landfill.  The average return is worth at least $68  Now, I don’t know about you however I cannot fathom spending that much money  on stuff, let alone the fact that half of them are either returned or thrown out    Here are my Top 8 Zero Waste Christmas Tips :   1/ EXPERIENCE OVER STUFF...

Zero Waste Travel – Part 2

Recently we traveled to Sydney, NSW Australia  It’s a just over 1,000km’s away & Air Travel is the fastest & most time affective way to get there & back in the space of 4 days. Now - I know I’m most likely going to cop flack about being a “ Zero Waste Hypocrite” or some such crap & that’s ok by me, it is my life & my choices. Let’s just consider that settled ok? Hehe  Here’s how I see it - The Plane will travel to Sydney whether I’m on it or not, because, let’s face it, in the present mindset of our world, Air Travel is here to stay. With this, I present my “Zero Waste Travel...

25 More Zero Waste Living Tips for Families

Living a zero waste lifestyle can take a lot of work, especially when you have a family. But once you get started, it becomes second nature. Not only are you reducing your waste and helping the environment, but you're also passing on good habits to your children. If you want to get rid of as much waste as possible by reducing, reusing and recycling, there are many things that you can do to achieve your goals. Here are 25 more useful zero waste living tips for families to help you continue to make changes. You can read the first 25 ideas here: https://www.zerowasteliving.com.au/25-zero-waste-living-tips-for-families   Here’s the next 25 on our list –   26. Stop using cotton buds Cotton buds are...

How I do Zero Waste on a Budget with a Family & a Full Life…

A lot of you that follow me on Instagram expressed your interest in me writing this blog post so it’s my pleasure to oblige  A Typical Day in our Home is as follows: 5:30am wake up at the latest (4:45 on Friday/Saturday’s as I open the cafe) Lunches / breakfasts prepared while I drink my tea Kids dressed & ready by 7:30am leaving them time to play/create/chill I’m out the door by 7:45am as I start at my family’s cafe at 8am, hubby does the school drop off run & heads straight to his office. Work til 12/1 depending on the day - bike home to get dinner started, eat lunch, spend 30mins or so with hubby if he is...