War on Waste: Disposable Coffee Cups

Disposable coffee cups have been piling up in landfills for some time now as caffeine consumption in Australia rises. Environmentalists have warned us about the potential for these convenient cups becoming a massive pollution hazard... I know what your thinking - 'they're paper cups right?' ... wrong. To hold liquid, these cups contain a polyethylene…

The Pros and Cons of Homemade Laundry Powder

I have seen a lot of talk lately online about laundry powder and whether or not it is really worth it to make your own laundry powder instead of buying commercially. Some homemade every day products can be a hit and a miss but I love the idea of limiting your spending by making everyday…

Queensland Plastic Bag Ban

Convenience and negligence has been destroying our planet since the 1960s! And it has taken us way too long to do something about it. The state of Queensland has finally banned plastic bags from being supplied to consumers, and it's about time! The popular shopping bags will no longer be available in retail stores from…

Zero Waste 101: The Seven Different Types of Plastic

There are 7 types of plastic, all of which leach harmful and toxic chemicals. Having a better understanding about the different types of plastics, what they do to our bodies and why we should stop using them is vital in successfully transitioning to a zero waste lifestyle; Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET): This kind of plastic is…

DIY Natural Zero Waste Carpet Spot Cleaner

Synthetic Carpet Cleaner Ingredients: 1 cup vinegar 2 cups water Dip a clean white cloth into the solutions before applying to stains, do not pour or spray the solution directly onto carpet. Note: You could cut up old clothes with white fabric to cut down on the cost of cloths.. 🙂 Natural-Fiber Carpet Cleaner Ingredients:…

DIY Natural Zero Waste Hand Sanitiser

Ingredients: 1/4 cup of Aloe Vera gel - try to use an organic brand if possible 20 drops of orange essential oil 10 drops of lemon essential oil NOTE: You can use whatever essential oils you want, it's really about finding what works for you. Method: Step 1: Mix all the ingredient listed above together…

14 Zero Waste Halloween Tips

Halloween is one of the hardest holidays to celebrate for those living a zero waste lifestyle.. so here are some handy tips 🙂 Costumes Make your own costumes out of old clothes of second hand clothes Sell the homemade costumes on ebay after your done with them DIY Face Paint (LINK) DIY Fake Blood (LINK)…