Eco-Friendly Blog

  • Embracing minimalism to help lighten your eco footprint

    Minimalism’s focus on conscious consumption marries perfectly with sustainability – when we buy less trend-based, low-quality items, it sends a clear message to retail giants: “stop mass-producing cheap crap!” This reduces greenhouse gas emissions created by the manufacture, supply and storage of new products, and by the time that they spend in landfill, once everyone moves onto the next shiny object.

    But if every corner of your home is dominated by mounds of clutter, the idea of going minimalist might seem too much to bear. This is especially true if you’re concerned about the impact of tossing countless unwanted belongings into landfill. Not to worry - we’ve got you, boo! We’re cutting right through the overwhelm with these simple tips to help you embrace minimalism, while doing right by the environment.

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  • Four ways to spot greenwashing: An ethical shopping guide

    Greenwashing is having a red-hot decade. If you’re not already acquainted with the term, it’s a marketing practice which dupes consumers into thinking that a product or brand is more eco-friendly than it truly is. It’s been commonplace for some time, but with recent government crackdowns on plastic production, and more consumers shunning synthetics, corporations are becoming ever sneakier in their marketing tactics. These few simple tips will help you to make healthier decisions for yourself and the environment. View Post
  • Good riddance to bad rubbish: tough new crackdowns on plastic pollution

    To quote Bayard Rustin, ‘we need, in every community, a group of angelic troublemakers’ – people unafraid to stir the pot and use their voices as a vehicle for change, making others just so uncomfortable that they sit up and take notice. More and more Aussies are standing up for the planet, pressuring legislators and big brands to take action and gently educating at every opportunity. We are seeing a barrage of policy and legislation that will help root out plastic’s chokehold on the environment... View Post