Sustainable step – Avoid plastic packaging

When I started transitioning to more sustainable choices I realised most of my plastic waste was coming from food packaging.    To reduce the plastic packaging in my life I have adopted a range of strategies, to varying degrees of success. Depending on how busy life is, what the product is or how motivated I am feeling, I’ll use all or some of these approaches.   Shop … Continue reading Sustainable step – Avoid plastic packaging

Sustainable step – Say ‘no’ to plastic straws

You have likely seen an image of a turtle with a plastic straw stuck in its nose. It is a graphic and confronting image designed to shock us into action.   For me it worked. I love the water and am fascinated by most ocean creatures. The idea of a straw being stuck in the nasal cavity of any animal is very saddening, but especially a … Continue reading Sustainable step – Say ‘no’ to plastic straws

Top sustainable Christmas gift ideas

Christmas is a wonderful time of year. We get to spend time with family and friends and enjoy the warm sunny days (or cool winter days if you live in the northern hemisphere). But have you ever considered the waste that is produced at Christmas time?   In Australia, waste increases approximately 30% over the Christmas period. A large proportion of this waste comes from packaging, … Continue reading Top sustainable Christmas gift ideas

Thinking twice before buying bottled water

Reducing our use of plastic bottles by using a reusable water bottle is one of the easiest things we can do to live more sustainably. Bottled water is quite a recent phenomenon.  As a society we have been convinced that the water that comes from our tap is somehow inferior to the water that is bought in a plastic bottle.   And we pay a … Continue reading Thinking twice before buying bottled water

Why normalising reusable coffee cups is important

Sometimes normalising something is as simple as putting it on T.V. When the ABC series War on Waste aired its episode about the scourge of disposable coffee cups, millions of people were spurred into action.  Reusable coffee cups went from something you saw occasionally to being the norm.  Reusable coffee cup manufactures saw huge increases in inquiries and sales. Keep Cup reported a 400% increase … Continue reading Why normalising reusable coffee cups is important