Category: Lifestyle

5 Ways to Recycle Sneakers and Socks in Australia

5 Ways to Recycle Sneakers and Socks in Australia

More than 25 million pairs of sports shoes are imported into Australia and according to the Australian Sporting Goods Association, just one percent are recycled. Where do the majority of old, worn out running shoes and socks end up if they aren’t good enough to donate to charity? Thrown in the rubbish bin of course....

A Guide to the Best Eco-Friendly Period Underwear and Menstrual Products

A Guide to the Best Eco-Friendly Period Underwear and Menstrual Products

When you buy through our links, we may earn fees from our affiliate partners. Learn more. With eco-friendly feminine care and menstrual products more accessible than ever before, women no longer need to settle for bulky pads or disposable tampons and can opt for washable cloth pads, menstrual cups and absorbent period-proof panties. Making the simple...

Avoiding Single-Use Plastic Was Becoming Normal, Until Coronavirus. Here’s How We Can Return to Good Habits

Avoiding Single-Use Plastic Was Becoming Normal, Until Coronavirus. Here’s How We Can Return to Good Habits

As COVID-19 restrictions start to ease, we’re unlikely to return to our previous behaviours, from our work-life balance to maintaining good hygiene. But there are downsides to this new normal, particularly when it comes to hygiene concerns, which have led to an increase in an environmental scourge we were finally starting to get on top...

Plastic Free July 2020: Aussies Challenged to Reduce Plastic Waste by One Billion Kilos

Plastic Free July 2020: Aussies Challenged to Reduce Plastic Waste by One Billion Kilos

Plastic Free July returns for another year and to mark its 10-year anniversary, the campaign has set an even bigger target, challenging Australians to reduce single-use plastic pollution by one billion kilograms over the month. The Plastic Free July challenge was designed to raise awareness of the impacts of disposable plastic and encourage people to...

Gen Z Report Reveals Anti-Aspiration and Pro-Environment Attitudes Among Young Consumers

Gen Z Report Reveals Anti-Aspiration and Pro-Environment Attitudes Among Young Consumers

According to a new report released by Australian financial technology company Afterpay, Generation Z – those born between 1995 to 2012 – care about sustainability and are drawn to fashion and beauty companies that combat waste, have transparent supply chains, embrace circular economy, promote social values and represent diversity. The report, Global Gen Z Report:...

Affluence is Killing the Planet, Warn Scientists

Affluence is Killing the Planet, Warn Scientists

Would you like to be rich? Chances are your answer is: “Yes! Who wouldn’t want to be rich?” Clearly, in societies where money can buy almost everything, being rich is generally perceived as something good. It implies more freedom, fewer worries, more happiness, higher social status. But here is the catch: affluence trashes our planetary...

Why It’s Time to End the “Purity Myth” of Ethical Living

Why It’s Time to End the “Purity Myth” of Ethical Living

In the beginning of 2020, there was a subtle revolution on the menu at one of the best-known fast-food burger chains in the world; the Rebel Whopper entered the Burger King line-up of greasy treats. This wholly plant-based creation was what many vegetarians and vegans, along with quite a few flexitarians, had been anxiously waiting...