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Less Wasteful
So, the dreaded Secret Santa tradition has come around again, either in the office or amongst your friends. The cheaply made, plastic junk and wasteful gag gifts just don’t appeal to you like they used to. I know you’d rather gift something a little more meaningful, and less harmful to the earth. By the way,...
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No kids’ party is complete without Pass the Parcel. It’s so exciting, that big gift being handed around, maybe the music will stop on you, maybe it won’t. That thrill of the unknown. Unfortunately, there is often so much waste associated with this otherwise fun-filled activity. The paper is almost always kept together with plastic...
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The Christmas cards trend has slowed a little over the past decade or so. The general population is becoming increasingly aware of the environmental cost of sending a flap of paper across the country to a relative, just for them to open it, read “Seasons greetings, Love Mum, Dad, the children and the dog,” and...
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Are you wondering what the easiest way to transition to a zero waste lifestyle is? You probably know that you need to change some of the things you buy and use. Maybe even alter your behaviour a little. But where (and how) do you start? Don’t worry, it’s a lot easier than you think. Don’t...
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Hands up who’s found some high quality, low or zero waste dog toys? Or, more broadly, just ways to entertain your pet? Sometimes it can be hard to provide for both your dog and the environment at the same time. Often you have to make concessions for one over the other. It’s a hard one,...
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So, you’re at a loss when it comes to gift ideas for children. You’ve just been invited to a friend’s child’s birthday party. You have no idea what a 1 year old could possibly need, and even less idea what the 12 year olds are classing as ‘hip’ these days. Alternatively, you’re a close relative...
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This post on how to reduce plastic waste is a follow-up to another – Stop using plastic! Here’s the most effective way. The first post discussed the importance of mindset and awareness when it comes to reducing your plastic waste, and I offered steps on how to develop the right mindset. Without it, you won’t...
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How do I stop using plastic? It’s everywhere! It would seem that plastic is unavoidable in this day and age, and to tell the truth, you do have to work a little to avoid it. But the payoff is pretty high, and you end up with much nicer looking things. Not to mention a happier...
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My friends and family often complain about how difficult it is to buy me gifts. I’m sure you have someone, or multiple someones, in your life who are either “greenies”, minimalist/s, or both. They either want nothing at all, or only things that are plastic free, ethically made, locally made, and/or that supports a cause....
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Being a dog parent comes with many challenges. Chewed shoes (or homework), poo to clean up, anxiously searching the streets when they go on adventures, and protecting them from bities like snakes and ticks. But when you’re anything like me, you have another thing to worry about – the environmental impact of pet ownership. There...
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