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Plastico Fantastico? Part Two: Does plastic break down?

By | May 1st, 2014|Categories: ethical eating, towards zero waste|

Plastic is woven into the fabric of everything we use and touch in our everyday lives. Its presence is so widespread that we inevitably end up tossing plastic out all the time. Think food wrapping, plastic bags, milk bottles, toothbrushes, cigarette lighters, receipts (they are coated in plastic components) and so on. But where does [...]

Plastico Fantastico? Part One: Plasticised

By | April 29th, 2014|Categories: eco living, ethical eating, towards zero waste|

by Elly Hill Plastic. We surround ourselves with the stuff. Imagine trying to go about a single day without touching it... From the get go, flicking the lights on in the house would be an issue. You wouldn’t be able to brush your teeth or use the toilet either. Shaving would likely be out. How [...]

A Quick Easter Guide to Good Chocolate PLUS a few fun choccie recipes

By | April 2nd, 2014|Categories: ethical eating, recipes|

image via here. Easter - the season of chocolate egg consumption - is only two weeks away. Soon, children all over the country will be excitedly stomping on lovingly raised daisy beds to get their hands on the Easter Bunny's sweet givings. Yet while Easter brings chocolaty smiles to the faces of our [...]

How to live well to 100+

By | February 18th, 2014|Categories: eco living, ethical eating, think pieces|

What’s the secret to longevity? Medicine? Supplements? The latest ‘superfood’? With so many products claiming to be ‘anti-ageing’ and ‘life-enhancing’, it’s easy to lose sight of what will truly make a difference to the years in our life and the life in our years. Our intern Elly looked into what really matters when it comes [...]

These seafood species are OK to (mindfully) eat! Phew.

By | February 11th, 2014|Categories: ethical eating|

A new Sustainable Seafood Assessment Program (SASAP) by the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) has assessed a range of local seafood products as sustainable, meaning they’re good for the environment, good for the local economy and, yes, good for our gobs. A joint initiative by the ACF and the University of Sydney, SASAP has rigorous science [...]

3 new year resolutions that make life better… now

By | January 7th, 2014|Categories: eco living, ethical eating, towards zero waste|

Let’s face it, we don’t keep resolutions that don’t make life better right now. There’s no point in even trying. We’re wired to stick at things that bring us immediate benefit. Like those kiddies who can’t bring themselves to hold off eating the gummy bears even when they know they’ll get more if they wait [...]

8 tips for a sustainable (xmas) table

By | November 27th, 2013|Categories: eco living, ethical eating|

Let’s cut to the chase – Christmas can mean a whole lot of ham and turkey… and prawns, and mince pies, and chocolates…. Whilst these indulgences may seem harmless, there are issues entangled in each that can mean big problems for our environment and animal welfare. So here’s our guide to ensuring your Christmas fare [...]

Palm oil, The Oily Truth – Part 1: many faces, many afflictions

By | October 24th, 2013|Categories: ethical eating|

You may have heard about the plight of the orangutan and have a vague idea of its link to palm oil, but how much do you really know about the connection and, importantly, how we form part of the story? How much do you know about the eco-footprint of palm oil? Truth be told we [...]

4 ways you can choose more sustainable fish species

By | September 26th, 2013|Categories: ethical eating|

Give a Fork! Week is upon us and Aussies all around the country are sitting down to a Give a Fork! sustainable seafood meal (check out our mini e-cookbook here or sign up to become a host and get your free amazeballs host pack here), but what of those everyday dietary moments beyond Give a [...]