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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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Sustainably Working from Home

  It was the stuff of dreams just 12 months ago. Being able to avoid the hassle of a long commute to work and just work from home. Imagine how much extra work you could get done during the day? In the past six months, it’s become our new norm. Thanks to the impact of COVID19 many of us have been and continue to permanently work from home until further notice. While it was a novelty at first, it’s a great example of the need to be careful what we wish for! We all know and understand now, that working from home comes with both its benefits and its drawbacks!     But we are negating the drawbacks As humans,...

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Microplastics - The Big and The Small

We’ve heard a lot about them. Some people say they are harmless and too small to do any damage. Others say that because they are so small, they cause more damage. Microplastics have been a point of debate due to a lack of research and understanding of their impact. But in recent years this has changed. We now have a better understanding of their impact and the real cost of these small evils to the environment. So, what are they? What are they in? How do they really impact our environment?   Let’s start with what they are. Microplastics are tiny, tiny pieces of plastic that are 5mm in diameter or smaller. And many are much, much smaller than that. ...

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A Year of Weekly Sustainable Tips by Aussie Bread Bags

Week #34. Lighting and electricity. Flicking off your light switches and power points. Seems pretty simple right? Well, it is. But do you understand the huge difference we can make to our planet if we all did this more often? How is electricity made? Electricity is a secondary energy source, created mostly by converting fossil fuels such as oil, coal, nuclear, and natural gas in power stations. This process is effective to power our homes, schools and businesses, but there is a down side that is becoming more apparent with every passing year. Through the combustion of fossil fuels listed above, that are used to generate heat needed to power steam turbines (power stations), also results in the production of carbon dioxide  (CO2). electricity generation is responsible...

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