Landfill reduction

Pile of shame

Plastic-free's a wrap

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Tips for how to make the Plastic Free July challenge create genuine, long-lasting change.


Taking a hard line on soft plastic

Monday, 2 June 2014

You'll be surprised at how much rubbish you could divert from landfill by recycling soft plastic refuse.


Studying ethically

Monday, 18 February 2013

Final-year english and creative writing student Yasmin Talavera shares the tips she's learnt to become a more ethical student.


E-wasting away

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Technology us being superseded quicker than ever and most discarded electronics end up in landfill. Here’s your guide to recycling e-waste.


We love... Recycling centres

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Save some (non) trash from landfill and hit up some of these great recycling centres.


Dishcloths versus paper towels

Monday, 27 June 2011

Often, when wiping up kitchen spills, we simply reach for whatever is closest by, without thinking about the eco-impacts of our scrubbing and scouring. G gets to the bottom of this big old mess.

Coles Bag Drop

Coles bag drop reduces waste

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

In an innovative approach to reduce waste and landfill, Coles is collecting old reusable bags to turn into furniture for 100 Australian primary schools.

Buy Nothing New Month

Buy Nothing New Month

1 - 31 October, 2011

Buy Nothing New is not about going without, nor is it Buy Nothing New Never. It’s about taking October to reassess what we really need, think about where the stuff we buy comes from (finite resources), where it goes (landfill), and what our alternatives are. It is about conscientious consumption and by not spending on stuff we don’t need, increasing our savings for the things we do need. Obviously, you'll need to buy necessities such as groceries, medication and hygiene products - just steer clear of new items such as CDs, home décor, presents or luxury goods. Pledge to Buy Nothing New during October and challenge overconsumption.

Where: Australia-wide.
When: 1 - 31 October, 2011.
Cost: Free to participate, and you'll save time and money too!
Click here for more information.

Bed and table

Just the tip of the iceberg

Sunday, 24 October 2010

When was the last time you had to get rid of large furniture or appliances? I bet it was tempting to just take it to the tip and let it be someone else's problem. Here's why it's a good idea to find a new home for those things.

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