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Our Zero Waste Survival Kit

By | June 27th, 2017|Categories: eco living, towards zero waste|

Cassie (left) and Maria (right) do their #grexy thing surrounded by their Zero Waste Survival Kits Howdy, it's Cassie and Maria here from Sustainable Table and we're here to talk about trash. Trash is for tossers okay? Trash is definitely not #grexy. And since we’re not tossers and we're doing our best to be [...]

A note on nature, grief and finding purpose

By | November 23rd, 2016|Categories: eco living, think pieces|

A little while ago I was invited by the School of Life to discuss the topic of drawing Wisdom from Nature, with none other than THE Jamie Durie. It was a massive honour and a thrill. The event coincided with the night Mr Trump was elected as President so the mood was a tad reflective [...]

What to do when you feel like giving up

By | September 26th, 2016|Categories: eco living, think pieces, towards zero waste|

When you just feel like giving up... I’m not sure about you, but when humanity starts to really screw things up I slump into a deep, trance-like ‘almost depression’ that I find hard to get out of. I become paralysed by our predicament and sometimes feel like throwing in the towel and turning [...]

Five Things I Learnt from Visiting a Landfill and Recycling Site

By | September 19th, 2016|Categories: eco living, towards zero waste|

Jess in her trendy attire, standing in front of recycling that has been sorted and is ready to be shipped abroad for processing I’m a self-confessed waste nerd. There I said it. If I do end up with something to recycle when I’m out and about, I’ll carry it around for hours until [...]

Organic Clothing Sweeping the Fashion Industry

By | April 27th, 2016|Categories: eco living|

The world of textiles is ever changing, and lately it’s been getting a lot greener.  Today’s consumers are demanding safer, more eco-friendly options for all aspects of life, and clothing is no exception. Cotton, the Goliath of the textile industry, has been ousted as the world’s “dirtiest crop” due to excessive amounts of pesticides involved [...]

Bottled water makes as much sense as Donald Trump being President

By | April 20th, 2016|Categories: eco living, towards zero waste|

Over the last few decades the use of bottled drinks has gained in popularity across Australia. We now buy over118,000 tonnes of plastic drink bottles each year. The problem with this trend is that plastic bottles generate an unnecessary amount of waste that is inevitably ending up in landfill or worse, our Oceans. Although government [...]

4 Simple Steps to Start Composting

By | December 10th, 2015|Categories: eco living, food growing + gardening, towards zero waste|

Gone are the days of hiding a heap of rotting food and garden clippings at the back of the yard, manually turning it with a shovel every week while swatting away rodents. In our first post for Australia's favourite real estate site realestate.com.au, we break it down into 4 easy steps: These days, composting is [...]

10 Ways Not To Be A Tosser This Christmas

By | December 9th, 2015|Categories: eco living, towards zero waste|

If you’re saving for a new home, juggling a mortgage, credit card debt and bills or simply want to do your bit for the planet, why not get creative this holiday season? In our third post for realestate.com.au, we share our top 10 tips for cutting down on overspending and over-packaging. 1. Get creative with your gift [...]