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Back to School Sustainably

It’s a very busy time of year at the moment. Whoever named this end of year season a ‘holiday’ obviously did not have children! Once you have survived the craziness of Christmas, and then revelry of new year’s eve, back to school and it’s very necessary preparation is hiding just around the corner to greet you! There are school bags, lunch boxes, stationery items, uniforms, shoes, hats, electronics and books to buy; the list seems to be never ending! So how can you do back to school in the most sustainable and environmentally friendly way? Read on for our top tips…   The Three Rs No, we don’t mean the academic ones; we mean the sustainable three Rs: Source: urbanimpact.com...

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Give Back This Christmas

  Christmas can be a beautiful time of year. Full of love, laughter, family and friends, giving and receiving. It's the one time of year most of us look forward to for these exact reasons. But for some of us, Christmas can be a lonely and saddening time. Something may have changed throughout ones year to change their circumstance this Christmas or perhaps it's always this way for them. It's important to remember this and give back when we can.          Volunteering. There are countless charities and not-for-profit groups around Australia doing so much for those in need year round. They're always in need of volunteers to help deliver goods, serve food or just lend a hand with whatever...

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Sustainable Ways to Celebrate Christmas

Christmas is one of the most exciting, stressful and chaotic times of the year! In some way we all get caught up in the hype of shopping, gifts, huge amounts of food and decorations. But the Christmas season can also mean huge amounts of waste, more than any other time of the year. What types of waste are we talking? Think wrapping paper, food packaging, packaging from gifts, Christmas cards, unwanted gifts… you get the picture.     Source: Sustainabros.org.au   So, how can we reduce the amount of waste at Christmas time and create a more sustainable way to celebrate? Here are our favourite ways...   Recycle and Reuse Reuse your wrapping paper. I always remember my grandmother making...

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How to wash your reusable bread bag.

We're all for reusable bags - of any sort! A lot of Australians are happily making the switch to more and more reusable products daily. And whilst this is great, we all need to be aware of how to clean our reusables properly to eliminate the possibility of spreading any potential germs. So let's talk about cleaning our reusable Aussie Bread Bags.     There's plenty of great features that our founder, Holly Cabarrus, wove into an Aussie Bread Bag upon creation. But the mum of three knew that there was one absolute essential feature to be included.  Wanting Aussie Bread Bags in every household across Australia, Holly knew that ease of use (and maintenance) had to be at the...

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Halloween Waste

Halloween is Getting Scarier and Scarier!! But the Scariest Thing May Not be What You Expect…   In Australia, Halloween has become more and more popular over the last few years. It turns out that as a nation, we love to be scared!! Retailers are stocking more decorations and costumes every year. These do seem to get scarier by the year also!   What is the scariest thing about Halloween? But are the ghosts and skeletons, the spiders, the severed fingers or blood and gore the scariest things about Halloween? Studies say no, they are not.   Source: Emojipedia.org   What started out with environmentally innocent pumpkin carvings, has now morphed into a holiday of environmental horrors.   Oh, the...

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