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Queensland Tackles Plastic Pollution with Single-Use Plastics Ban Set to Commence on September 1

Queensland Tackles Plastic Pollution with Single-Use Plastics Ban Set to Commence on September 1

In a bid to tackle pollution and environmental damage, Queensland has become the second state after South Australia to pass bans on single-use plastics. From September 1 this year, the supply and sale of disposable plastic cutlery, plates, straws and expanded polystyrene takeaway food containers and cups will be banned in the state, making it...

15 Native Australian Foods to Forage or Grow Yourself

15 Native Australian Foods to Forage or Grow Yourself

According to the non-profit organisation behind the international campaign World Localization Day which promotes a systemic shift away from dependence on global oligopolies and monopolies towards decentralised, regional economies, the global food system is inefficient, unfair, unsustainable and unhealthy. “From climate change to species extinction, from pollution to plastics, the global food system is the...

10 Ways to Restore Ecosystems and Heal the Planet

10 Ways to Restore Ecosystems and Heal the Planet

The focus of this year’s World Environment Day is resetting humanity’s relationship with the natural world and fostering a connection to ensure the protection and restoration of ecosystems. To coincide with World Environment Day, the United Nations has also launched its global campaign, Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, an initiative to prevent, halt and reverse ecosystem...

6 Ways Small Businesses Can Honour World Environment Day

6 Ways Small Businesses Can Honour World Environment Day

From Bill Gates to Joe Biden, climate change seems to be on everybody’s lips and with World Environment Day just around the the corner this is the ideal time for small businesses to devote time to creating sustainability roadmaps and implement environmentally-friendly practices.  “As the world continues to face environmental disasters, and local demand for resources...

10 Artisan-Made Traditional Textiles to Collect on Your Conscious Travels

10 Artisan-Made Traditional Textiles to Collect on Your Conscious Travels

A sustainable home, no matter how minimalistic its aesthetic, needs some texture to add some warmth and interesting visual points. Textiles make the perfect addition to any home as it captures cultural stories, honours ancient techniques and the item itself enhances any room or space. Thus textiles are the perfect keepsake to collect when you’re...

Demand for Electric Car-Sharing Rises in Australia Despite Lagging EV Policies

Demand for Electric Car-Sharing Rises in Australia Despite Lagging EV Policies

Amid growing criticism of the Australian government’s lagging electric vehicle policies and in a market that experts say is “uniquely hostile” to the industry, electric car-sharing company evee has seen demand rise for its services. “The demand for electric cars is unprecedented and despite the lack of government policy, Australians are ready to drive, experience,...

Experts Call for Effective Action to Decarbonise Aviation Ahead of COP26

Experts Call for Effective Action to Decarbonise Aviation Ahead of COP26

As momentum builds towards the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference in November – also known as COP26 – experts are calling for effective action to decarbonise the aviation sector. According to Harold Goodwin, Responsible Tourism Advisor of leading global event organiser for the travel industry, WTM, “delaying real emission reductions is irresponsible.” Air travel is responsible for...

7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying Anything

7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying Anything

Scroll through Instagram and it quickly becomes apparent that happiness and “living your best life” have become synonymous with purchasing new cars, wearing eye-catching “on trend” outfits, home renovations, building a property portfolio and taking endless holidays to luxurious destinations. With COVID-19 impacting economies around the world, what has also become clear is how heavily...

Collective Cringe: Local Response to Netflix Show on “Hot Instagrammers” Living in Byron Bay Not So Hot

Collective Cringe: Local Response to Netflix Show on “Hot Instagrammers” Living in Byron Bay Not So Hot

Produced in partnership with Eureka Productions, the company behind The Amazing Race Australia and Farmer Wants a Wife, American content streaming platform Netflix is tapping into the worldwide cultural phenomenon of social media influencers, announcing on Thursday that it will be releasing a new reality show titled “Byron Baes” based on the lives of influencers...

Netherlands-Based Schouten Expands Range of Plant-Based Meat Alternatives

Netherlands-Based Schouten Expands Range of Plant-Based Meat Alternatives

All over the world, reducing meat consumption is seen as one of the most significant ways individuals can mitigate their impact on climate change. The livestock sector accounts for 14.5% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, and studies reveal that beef production especially has a negative impact on the environment, with...