Reduce waste

Paying bills on a laptop

New challenge: online billing

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Would you like an easy-to-maintain green change in your life? This month we're ditching the paper bills and going online.

Pizza

5 vegetarian ways to use up food

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Many world cuisines have recipes designed to use up leftovers. I've found some that will also help you get in a day of vegetarian eating as well.

Seas of packaging

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Can we clean the oceans? Or stop the trash at the source: us?

Shopping for fresh food

Nude food: good for me, good for the planet

Thursday, 6 August 2009

I should have been tracking my weight while I was doing this challenge! All my usual chocolates and softdrinks are bad for my waistline as well as creating extra landfill. The time spent cooking from scratch wasn't all that much longer than using packaged food either.

Lunchbox

Zero waste on-the-go

Thursday, 23 July 2009

One of the ways you can get closer to the nude food ideal is to look at what reuseable items you've got around the house, ready and waiting to help you out on the days you're eating away from home.

Decision time: breakfast packaging

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, we're told. It was certainly the most difficult for me, as I stood there sleepily trying to make a decision about packaging types.

Apples on a tray, wrapped in plastic

New challenge: nude food

Saturday, 4 July 2009

The more you think about it, the more you realise how much we wrap things up in plastic and cardboard and glass. Obviously, some of it is necessary. I don't fancy trying to bring milk home without packaging! But then again, do my tomatoes really need a styrofoam tray and cling wrap?

Pantry

Being more food-wise

Friday, 19 June 2009

Last year Bronwyn suggested we go through our pantries and freezers and use up the food there instead of buying new items every week. Since about 20% of the average Australian's food purchases end up in landfill, that seemed like a great challenge to me! Have you been keeping it up?

Phaser 8560 printer, Colour Stix print cartridges

Disappearing cartridges

Monday, 1 June 2009

Why recycle when you can reduce? Fuji Xerox's innovative solution does away with the need for printer cartridges entirely.

Staple-less stapler

Fold and hold

Friday, 22 May 2009

An ingenious device that joins up to four pieces of paper together without staples! Ideal for those who frequently need to staple just a couple of sheets together.

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