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Waste

What a waste of food

Friday, 4 November 2011

Aussies routinely throw out vast quantities of food without a second thought. Here’s why food waste matters and how you can make a change for the better.

multipurpose-beauty

Multi-purpose beauty products

Friday, 21 October 2011

Don’t fall for the old ‘rinse and repeat’ consumables, opt for multipurpose, all-in-one beauty products and cut down on packaging waste.

E-waste

E-waste busters!

Monday, 1 November 2010

Is your computer on the way out? You might be surprised at the options for upgrading, refurbishing and recycling.

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.

tiny-cup

Teeny Weeny KeepCup

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Moving toward a sustainable solution to fit every coffee quandary, KeepCup have introduced the quaint 4oz KeepCup especially for espresso, piccolo, ristretto and macchiato drinkers.

Paper rolls being loaded onto a ship

How is paper made?

Monday, 6 June 2011

When we think of the environmental aspects of using paper, it’s not just the deforestation we have to consider, it’s the industrial process too. So how is paper made, anyway?

New challenge: going paperless

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Paper has a way of creeping into your home while you’re not paying attention. This month we're seeing how paper-free we can make our homes and offices. Let's start with the easy stuff...

Discarded TVs

Ask G: What do I do with my old TV?

Monday, 9 May 2011

How can I sell, give away, recycle or dispose of my old TV?

Qld-ChemClear-Collection

ChemClear's Queensland Collection

Late June through to early July, 2011

Chemical users across Queensland can dispose of their unwanted, inherited or unknown chemicals in June, with ChemClear. Any person who has found, inherited or stored chemicals as a result of recent flood waters, and lives in the allocated areas, can register to have the chemicals collected and disposed of free of charge. Last time ChemClear paid Queensland a visit in June 2009, over 22 tonnes of chemicals were collected.

Where: Across Queensland.
When: Late June to early July period, depending on demand.
Cost: Free.
Click here for more information.

Another way to reduce food packaging waste

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

I'm still working on reducing my food packaging after our 'nude food' challenge. I've got a new way to avoid plastic bags. Have you got any more suggestions?

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