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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 [...]

Bottled water makes as much sense as Donald Trump running for 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 [...]

Our Zero Waste Survival Kit

By | March 9th, 2016|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 [...]

5 Ways to Create a Zero Waste Kitchen

By | December 10th, 2015|Categories: ethical eating, towards zero waste|

Whether you want to improve your health, clean up your eco-act or simply save money, looking at how much food you waste is a good idea. In our second post for Australia's fave real estate site realestate.com.au, we share our 5 best tips for creating a zero waste kitchen: Australians send four million tonnes of food to [...]

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 [...]

This week, all hail the compost bin

By | May 6th, 2015|Categories: eco living, food growing + gardening, towards zero waste|

It’s Australia’s national Composting Awareness Week so we thought we’d give a refresher on why composting is so essential to the health of our planet and provide some suggestions to combat common barriers to composting: There are two big reasons we should compost our food scraps: Almost half of our household waste is food waste. [...]

The Oxford Food Bank: Exposing the true value of ‘waste’ food

By | March 11th, 2015|Categories: towards zero waste|

Annelise Bissett was allowed to "weirdly loiter around The Oxford Food Bank's warehouse obsessively recording the details of each item of food they collected". What she discovered was that the true value of food banks is greater than the sum of their parts... by Annelise Bissett It’s a scenario we’ve all experienced; just [...]