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A few simple switches to a more sustainable flush

Now my toilet is squeaky clean, week 21 of the living natural project looks at some simple ways to reduce my toilet waste and my impact on the environment…one flush at a time. I’ve been buying double length toilet rolls for a while now. It’s essentially buying toilet paper in bulk – 8 rolls in… Continue reading A few simple switches to a more sustainable flush

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Alternatives to one time only use disposable food packaging

Week 19 of the living natural project takes a look at a reusable alternatives to the one time only use disposable food pouch.  I also share other ways to switch to reusable alternatives.  At the start of this year my family agreed to consciously move away from food contained in one time only use packaging… Continue reading Alternatives to one time only use disposable food packaging

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What is the environmental impact of disposable coffee cups?

Week 18 of the living natural project takes a look at disposable coffee cups and their impact on the environment. How many disposable coffee cups do aussies use each year? I hadn’t given much thought to this question until I watched the preview for this week episode of ABC’s War on Waste this interesting article. The… Continue reading What is the environmental impact of disposable coffee cups?

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The war on waste: reducing waste to zero

Week 16 of the living natural project coincides with the screening of abc’s series The War on Waste – Australia Tuesday 16 May at 8:30pm. Gaining awareness has been key to my journey in waste reduction, so I encourage you to check it out.  This week continues the journey towards reducing waste to zero. Here… Continue reading The war on waste: reducing waste to zero

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Buying in bulk is awesome!

Week 12 of the natural living project takes a look at the wonderful world of bulk buying. For the month of April I’m all about shopping locally and buying food in bulk is an exciting part of this journey. Some of my good mates have been buying from bulk food stores for years. I just never got… Continue reading Buying in bulk is awesome!

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How to make reusable baby wipes

Week 8 of the living natural project takes a further look at wipes and hones in on the baby wipe. Guess what this is? Source: http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2016-02-25/monster-wet-wipes-blockage-pulled-out-of-sewer-pipe/7199230 Its 750kg of wipes and sewage pulled out of a pipe in Newcastle, NSW. I pity the peeps that pulled the remaining 300kg out with buckets. I confess. I’ve… Continue reading How to make reusable baby wipes

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How to make reusable cleaning wipes

Week 7 of the living natural project takes a look at a modern day convenience that has made its way into our supermarkets and then into our kitchens, bathrooms, laundries, cars, nurseries….I’m takin’ about our handy mate ‘wipes’, aka cleaning wipes, aka baby wipes. Yep, guilty. I used them until a trip to the local… Continue reading How to make reusable cleaning wipes