What are the benefits of recycling?

Australian’s are concerned about the environment.  When it comes to environmental sustainability our top three concerns are plastic in the oceans, landfill waste and natural environments.   Recycling is something we can all do to help address all of these concerns.  Recycling diverts resources such as plastic, paper, glass and aluminum away from our natural environments, like the ocean. It diverts usable materials from ending … Continue reading What are the benefits of recycling?

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

Sustainable Step – Audit your rubbish

The Sustainable Steps series provides quick and easy tips about how to make more sustainable choices in your everyday life. It may sound a bit gross but the best way to identify where your waste is coming from is to audit your rubbish. How many rubbish bins do you have in the house? One in the kitchen, bathroom, home office?  To do a rubbish audit, … Continue reading Sustainable Step – Audit your rubbish

Sustainable Step – Deodorant

The Sustainable Steps series provides quick and easy tips about how to make more sustainable choices in your everyday life. Deodorant is something that can divide even the most eco conscious among us. I live in Australia which is a very hot place for most of the year. I also live a very active lifestyle with my family.  I need a deodorant that works!  There … Continue reading Sustainable Step – Deodorant

Sustainable Step – Bamboo toothbrush

The Sustainable Steps series provides quick and easy tips about how to make more sustainable choices in your everyday life. Did you know that every plastic toothbrush you have ever used still exists somewhere?  Plastic toothbrushes are not recyclable and usually end up in landfill or in our natural environments.  There is any easy switch. Bamboo toothbrushes. There are many bamboo toothbrushes on the market … Continue reading Sustainable Step – Bamboo toothbrush

The ozone layer is healing – there is hope for climate change

It has been over 30 years since all countries of the United National agreed to phase out ozone depleting substances. Since that landmark agreement was signed we have evidence that the ozone layer is healing.  The 16 September is World Ozone Day, and the progress we have made should be celebrated.  It is projected that the Northern Hemisphere ozone will be healed by the 2030s, … Continue reading The ozone layer is healing – there is hope for climate change