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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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How to clean grout naturally

Week 17 of the living natural project takes a look at removing stubborn mould from grout without the use of toxic chemicals. In week 6 I shared a natural shower cleaner that is great on soap scum and mould. It requires a good scrubbing brush, elbow grease, plus a few other items your likely to have on… Continue reading How to clean grout naturally

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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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How to clean an oven naturally

Week 15 of the natural living project takes a look at the dreaded oven and how to clean it….naturally. I burnt my arm once with over cleaner. True story. My gloves were too short and my arm made contact with the cleaner. It hurt, there was a welt and it scared for awhile. Not sure… Continue reading How to clean an oven naturally

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My verdict on shopping locally!

Week 14 of the natural living project wraps up my shopping local journey. If you missed week 11s post I’d come to the realisation I was doing virtually all of my shopping at Woolworths and Coles. So for the month of April I committed to shopping locally. Oh and I also banned shopping at the… Continue reading My verdict on shopping locally!

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Another great way to shop locally – farmers markets

Week 13 of the natural living project continues my shopping local journey. This week the family set off to the farmers market for some locally sourced fruit and veg.  We headed down to the Willunga Markets, South Australia and were blown away by the quality and affordability of the produce on offer.  Here’s a quick review… Continue reading Another great way to shop locally – farmers markets