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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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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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Many people perceive the cost of switching to zero waste and reusable products to be quite high. I’m guessing you think this too, and you’re struggling with justifying these expensive purchases. And who can blame you? On the face of it, spending $30 or more on a single roll of reusable paper towels versus a...
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I think everyone who switches to the zero waste way of life develops a favourite zero waste product that they can’t get enough of. They love to think about it and talk about it with their friends. Honestly, they could probably become a salesperson for the product. For some, it’s the delicious-smelling beeswax wraps that...
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Want to make the switch to the reusable, eco-friendly option when it comes to buying wasteful disposable products? Only to find that it’s crazy expensive and you struggle to justify spending that much? You’re not alone. A lot of people have trouble converting to the zero waste lifestyle due to the “start up” costs. Buying...
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