Reuse

Waste-paper truck

Step 1: ditching the disposable paper

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Paper doesn’t cost much money, so we forget that it’s wasteful to throw so much of it out. But when you think of deforestation and the chemicals that get used in paper production, it seems like it’d be worthwhile to see what we can do to fix that.

Me wearing a top I got at my swap party

Swap your old clothes for something new to you

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Swapping your unused clothes with friends saves you money and reduces waste. If you plan right you can turn it into a little party - read more to find out how.

Me wearing my favourite op-shop find

Five tips for getting the most out of your local op-shop

Friday, 14 January 2011

I love to spend a day browsing the op-shops near me. There’s so much variety, I’m always surprised by what I find. But there’s a bit of a knack to finding what you want in among the racks of things that aren’t your style at all.

New challenge: wearing eco-friendly clothes!

Friday, 7 January 2011

Our challenge this month is to wear something eco-friendly every day. Let's look at what we've already got that fits the standard - you'll be suprised at what you've already got.

Man repairing a bike

Learning how to avoid planned obsolescence

Friday, 10 September 2010

As we move on through our challenge, it might be worth revisiting the idea that we must have new things all the time. One of our previous challenges was to Refill, Reuse and Repair - the skills you learned during that challenge will come in handy now.

Swiss army knife

New challenge: multi-purpose products

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Our new challenge this month is finding and using multi-purpose products. At it’s core, this is a challenge to reduce waste. Bonus: it'll save you money and time as well!

Christmas tree decorations

9 G Challenge tips for a greener Christmas

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Christmas can be one of the most hectic, expensive and stressful times of the year. Luckily, one of the benefits of going green is that it can make special events both easier and more interesting for you!

Thinking about reuse

A tip and an extra challenge

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful". I think that's a great way to live. Let's leave behind the flimsy bits and pieces that never last, and aim for quality products that can be maintained and reused for a very long time.

New iPod next to an older model

Don't keep up with the Joneses

Saturday, 28 November 2009

I've been thinking about how I can make decisions now that will make it easier for me to refill, reuse and repair stuff in the future. In my opinion, this means thinking carefully when I buy new things, and planning ahead.

Vintage handkerchiefs

Quality over quantity

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

In my last post I talked about how frugality can help us save the planet. But saving cereal boxes to make magazine holders isn't the only way to go. It's possible to think more high-end when it comes to reusing, repairing and refilling.

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