Composting is one of the easiest things we can do to divert food waste from landfill and care for our soils. There are a wide range of options when in comes to composting. These include composting bins, compost towers, worm farms and Bokashi. Depending on your composting needs (i.e. the size of your home or family) there is a composting option that will work … Continue reading How to compost your food waste
Rooftop solar has grown in popularity across the world. It is common to see solar panels soaking up the sunlight and supplying renewable energy to households. But let’s get real. Not everyone can install solar panels. Rooftop solar systems require a significant upfront investment. While the systems will pay for themselves over time (approximately 4 years), not everyone has the money to invest in a … Continue reading How green is your electricity company?
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
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
After you’ve finished your healthy fruit snack where does your apple core, orange peel or banana peel go? After you’ve cooked dinner, where do your vegetable scraps go? What about those lettuce leaves you never finished or the half-eaten tomato in the bottom of the crisper? And those leftovers in the back of the fridge you forgot about? One of the easiest things we can … Continue reading Choosing the best composting option for you