Category: <span>Lifestyle</span>

Half of Consumers Use Their Buying Power to Make a Positive Difference, Survey Reveals

Half of Consumers Use Their Buying Power to Make a Positive Difference, Survey Reveals

New research across a number of markets worldwide reveals that more people are looking to shop responsibly and buy sustainably-produced products. The 2021 Fairtrade-GlobeScan consumer research sampled 15,418 respondents in 15 countries including Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and USA. It reveals that over half of survey respondents (57%) prioritise ethical business practices,...

A Guide to Plastic-Free Beauty and Lifestyle Products Made in Australia

A Guide to Plastic-Free Beauty and Lifestyle Products Made in Australia

When you buy through our links, we may earn fees from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Australians are being forced to lock down once again as COVID-19 is detected across the country. As consumer confidence and spending plummets, Australian businesses are bracing themselves for the financial impact. To encourage eco-conscious Aussies to patronise and support small...

5 Ways to Cut Plastic Waste From Online Shopping

5 Ways to Cut Plastic Waste From Online Shopping

As more people turn to online shopping during COVID-19, plastic packaging such as bubble wrap, air pillows and loose packing peanuts become a significant problem. Considering that only nine percent of all plastic produced has been recycled and 79% ends up in landfills or in the natural environment, it’s little wonder that curbing plastic consumption is high on...

Plastic Free July Foundation Launches ‘My Plastic Action Counts’ Campaign

Plastic Free July Foundation Launches ‘My Plastic Action Counts’ Campaign

The non-profit Plastic Free July Foundation behind the global movement Plastic Free July, a month-long challenge encouraging individuals to take small steps to eliminate plastic from their daily lives, has launched its ‘My Plastic Action Counts’ campaign to remind Australians that their actions count for more than just avoiding waste. Australians are the biggest consumers of single-use...

Plastic Free July: 10 Tips for a Month Without Single-Use Plastic

Plastic Free July: 10 Tips for a Month Without Single-Use Plastic

With the Australian National Plastics Plan now in place, and as state and territory governments announce their plans to phase out problematic single-use plastics such as cutlery, disposable, straws, plates and stirrers to combat the issue, the stage seems set for the biggest Plastic Free July yet.  From humble beginnings in 2011 when Australian founder Rebecca Prince-Ruiz and...

Can Vegans Get Botox?

Can Vegans Get Botox?

As a lifestyle philosophy that goes beyond what’s on our plates, veganism also extends to our wardrobes, our travel plans, our home décor and our beauty routines. The latter have in recent years commonly come to include so-called ‘tweakments’ – injectables such as Botox and fillers being among the first to come to mind. These...

The Restaurant Partnering with MasterChef Winner Diana Chan to Bring a Slow Food Mentality to Fast Food

The Restaurant Partnering with MasterChef Winner Diana Chan to Bring a Slow Food Mentality to Fast Food

Australian Thai street food restaurant, P’Nut Street Noodles has partnered with renowned chef and MasterChef Australia 2017 winner, accountant-turned-chef Diana Chan, to create slow food menu “Asian Soul Food Minimum Waste, Maximum Taste” that embraces a root to stem food philosophy that minimises food wastage.    The dishes have been created with sustainability in mind, to inspire...

New Survey Reveals Almost Half of Australians Still Associate Eating Meat with ‘Manliness’

New Survey Reveals Almost Half of Australians Still Associate Eating Meat with ‘Manliness’

Meat-eating and masculinity remain inextricably linked in the Australian psyche, a new survey of 1,000 Australian adults has revealed, which could be making it difficult for men to feel comfortable exploring a healthier and more climate-friendly diet, experts warn.  The survey revealed that 47% of female and male respondents still viewed eating meat as a...