Tag zero waste

The Zero Waste Challenge: Is it really possible?

At the Ethical Writers’ Coaltion we’ve had such and interesting discussion about zero waste. Is it really possible to be zero-waste in our flawed system that is so closely organised around convenience and disposable convenience? Even if we aren’t generating trash in our homes, aren’t we still contributing to waste somewhere in the system? For example, I buy a 5kg bulk bag of buckwheat grouts from my local bulk food store. It

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Canberra’s sustainable fashion on show at Fashfest

As a sustainable fashion blogger I don’t often expect to see much that I am willing to buy on the runway. This was an assumption that I made based on my knowledge of the fashion industry. But I didn’t take the time to investigate whether this was the case. So I was delighted to hear that Canberra’s glamorous fashion event Fashfest would have a whole show dedicated to sustainable and slow fashion

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Eliminating Plastics From Your Home: why and how

There are many reasons to eliminate plastic from your home. For all the reasons to do this, some how to tips, here is a helpful post written by Stephanie Villano which originally appeared on her vegan lifestyle blog My Kind Closet.  Problem Material: Plastic Look in an average American kitchen and it’s bound to be brimming with all sorts of wasteful plastics: sandwich bags for the kids lunch, freezer bags

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Will you challenge yourself to go plastic free this July?

Plastic is designed to last. It never breaks down. Yet we use plastic for disposible single use products every day. In the US alone, over 500 million plastic straws are disposed of every day. That is more than one straw per person! Much of this plastic waste ends up in the oceans where it is a hazard to wildlife. Worldwide, 1 million seabirds and over 100,000 marine mammels are killed by injesting

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7 Zero-Waste Lunch Ideas

The simple act of preparing and packing your own lunch for your day (or night) at work, school or university will have a huge impact on your carbon footprint. Unfortunately, single use takeaway containers and food packaging are made primarily from plastic. At best this plastic ends up in landfill for hundreds or thousands of years, and at worse ends up in our oceans harming our precious marine life. To

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Guide to Packing a Zero-Waste Lunch

For many of us, packing a zero-waste lunch is one of the best things we can do to reduce the impact of our lifestyle. What we eat and the way that we consume food is vital to living a sustainable lifestyle, and the more that we can do to make our meals zero-waste the better. Most of us work and study away from home which means that lunch is usually

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Innovative Zero Waste Fashion Label tonlé

This week I am thrilled to showcase the work of tonlé, an ethical zero waste fashion label based in Cambodia. From sourcing high quality remnant fabrics, to inviting staff to model the garments, to searching for sustainable locally made buttons and buckles, it is clear that this label has built ethics and sustainability into all aspects of tonlé’s design, manufacture and marketing practices. The beautiful collection is manufactured using 90% high

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