The 'r's of renovation

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

We’ve become quite the champs at home recycling, but when it comes to recycling and reusing your actual home and other materials, where to start?


Recycle revision

Monday, 16 January 2012

Australians have proven to be great household recyclers since the council dropped the extra bin off at our homes, but often confusion can prevail on exactly what to recycle and what has to be trashed. Time to sort the trash.


We love... Recycling centres

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

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

top recycler

Five ways to be a top recycler

Monday, 10 October 2011

Our top five tips for being excellent at recycling that you might not have thought of before.


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.

Life Pscycle-ology with The Secret Life of Things

Monday, 2 May 2011

This is the first animation from the Secret Life of Things. 'Life Pscycle-ology' is a humorous look at the life story of an unhappy mobile phone, who seeks therapy after his owner dumps him in favour of a new model. There's some great free learning resources available at

Growing Up Green - Planet Ark

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Planet Ark have been a formidable force in sustainability since 1993, and they’re celebrating their 18th Birthday with some prizes – and a few surprises. G loves this short video they’ve put together for their birthday; a blast from the past, with many familiar faces looking much younger than they do today.


A smokey mountain of waste

Thursday, 10 November 2011

G writer Caitlin reflects on the responsibilities of waste management after a visit to Smokey Mountain II, a waste dump on the outskirts of Manila in the Philippines, where ingenuity and recycling is a survival skill and a livelihood.

National Recycling Week

National Recycling Week

7 - 13 November

Aiming to highlight the environmental benefits of re-use and recycling programs, events throughout the week include the Big Aussie Swap, when councils, schools and workplaces will host Swap Parties, and the Friday File Fling, in which colleagues band together in the name of office recycling. Host your own event or join one to reduce, reuse and recycle!

Where: Australia-wide.
When: 7 - 13 November, 2011.
Cost: Free!
Click here for more information.

Toilet paper roll

Step 3: switching to recycled paper

Monday, 6 June 2011

I bet you're really good at recycling the paper you use. But are you remembering that the paper you recycled paper will be available on supermarket shelves for another go-around?

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