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Normally when we talk about bulk-buying things, we're thinking about food and goods that won't perish. But what if you spot a great deal on fresh fruit or vegies?
The average Australian now buys so many clothes, so cheaply, that when something loses a button or gets a little tear, we think nothing of replacing it with something new right away.
If we're going to replace coal-fired power with renewables, let's think about how much of it actually gets used.
Reducing the amount of bills you get in the mail isn't the only way to lighten your paperwork impact. Last week we talked about cutting back on junk mail, but there's plenty of other options too.
Given that so many businesses are doing it tough these days, I hope they're eager for the opportunity to cut costs in way that actually has positive benefits for everyone.
The other menace in my mailbox is junk mail. All it does is tempt me to buy stuff I didn't know I needed until I saw the glossy advertising.
You might have tried paying bills online already, since it's more convenient than mail or lining up for hours to pay in person. But did you know it's good for the environment too?
Once you switch to online billing, you'll have to keep track of emails instead of dozens of bits of paper. Here's a few ideas to help you get organised.
It's quite wasteful to grow a tree, turn it into paper, and truck it around the country even if it does get salvaged into something useful at the end of it - online billing reduces that waste.
Would you like an easy-to-maintain green change in your life? This month we're ditching the paper bills and going online.