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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…

10 Ways to Re-Use Plastic Bags

Ever since the I found out Plastic Bags would be banned in Queensland I have been thinking about how we use plastic bags in our day to day lives. I have already come up with some alternatives… 4 Plastic Bag Alternatives But when I started thinking about how we are going to reduce the affect…

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4 Plastic Bag Alternatives

Now that Queensland has finally decided to ban plastic bags we all have to start looking at alternatives. We use plastic bags so much in our day to day lives and it's going to take a very long time to fix the damage they have have done to the environment. In this post I have…

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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 July…