Category: Family

Boom in Toy Sales Prompts Call for Recycling Focus

Boom in Toy Sales Prompts Call for Recycling Focus

Parents’ efforts to keep their children amused during COVID lock-downs has resulted in an increase in demand for toys and games, which is great news for manufacturers but not so good for the environment. Marketing company Bazaarvoice reviewed more than 6000 brand and retailer websites and found that page views for the toy and hobby...

If You Don’t Eat Meat But Still Wear Leather, Here Are A Few Facts to Chew On

If You Don’t Eat Meat But Still Wear Leather, Here Are A Few Facts to Chew On

The numbers of vegans in Australia is on the rise – for many, ruling animal products out of their diet is a relatively straightforward decision. But deciding whether to eschew leather products can be more challenging. For non-meat eaters who do buy leather, the rationale is usually something like this: if meat is being produced...

What’s a Sustainable Life Without Love?

What’s a Sustainable Life Without Love?

Note: This letter from the editor was originally published in our weekly newsletter and is being republished here. Hey guys, I’m not one to deep dive into my romantic relationship but if you can’t share about your relationship on the eve of Valentine’s Day when can you? LOL! So here’s an insight into mine: There are times...

5 Tips to Ease the Money Worries and Bring the Love Back in Your Relationship

5 Tips to Ease the Money Worries and Bring the Love Back in Your Relationship

Australian couples need to work together on their finances to reduce stress, reveals new research. Money is driving conflict, secrets and stress among Australian couples, according to new research from MyState Bank, which is urging all Australian couples to devote more time to working together on their finances this Valentine’s day. The Love and Money Survey of 1,000 Australians...

Be Bliss Baby Cloth Nappies: An Eco-Friendly Alternative to Using Disposables

Be Bliss Baby Cloth Nappies: An Eco-Friendly Alternative to Using Disposables

Through using cloth nappies, a parent can save over $5000 and over 1,700kgs of landfill, per child. Now that’s a conversation worth having.  Disposable nappies may appeal to ease the burden on new parents, but it’s the planet that pays the true cost of this convenience. Roughly 20 billion disposable nappies are landfilled each year,...