Category: Lifestyle

7 Free Mobile Apps To Help You Recycle

7 Free Mobile Apps To Help You Recycle

Recycling is a simple way that everyone can reduce their overall impact on the environment. It helps to reduce demand for virgin materials and involves making use of what is already in existence. However, recycling can also be a complex activity particularly when we get past commonly known recyclables such as plastic bottles, glass jars, aluminium cans...

10 ‘Stealth Microplastics’ To Avoid If You Want To Save The Oceans

10 ‘Stealth Microplastics’ To Avoid If You Want To Save The Oceans

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Authors: Sharon George, Lecturer in Environmental Science, Keele University and Deirdre McKay, Senior Lecturer in Geography, Keele University. Theresa May’s new environment plan sets ambitious goals for plastic waste reduction. But there’s lots of room for slippage. One goal is to eradicate all “avoidable” plastic waste, though...

16 Everyday Items That You Probably Didn’t Know You Could Recycle or Compost

16 Everyday Items That You Probably Didn’t Know You Could Recycle or Compost

Editor’s note: We recommend reusing, repurposing and upcycling items before disposing of, discarding and recycling materials. In fact, we urge people to consume less as the initial course of action, and ditch disposables for reusables and choose plastic-free options where possible. When reading this post, please remember that kerbside recycling programs vary in each state and municipality....

There Are Some Single-Use Plastics We Truly Need. The Rest We Can Live Without

There Are Some Single-Use Plastics We Truly Need. The Rest We Can Live Without

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Author: Paul Harvey, Researcher of Environmental Science, Macquarie University.  A Senate report this week recommended a ban on single-use plastics such as takeaway food containers and plastic-lined coffee cups by 2023. This week will see Australians take a significant step towards that plastic-free future, with major supermarkets turning their backs...

Why I Can’t Sit Down And Read A Book Anymore

Why I Can’t Sit Down And Read A Book Anymore

I used to read so much my eyes would hurt. Quite literally, I was given +1 reading glasses as a kid, not because I had a sight impairment, but because I would read so much my eyes would become strained. I’d take a book with me everywhere, I’d be the first in the door on...

5 Sustainable Brands That Make Cool Eco-Friendly Runners, Sports Shoes and Sneakers

5 Sustainable Brands That Make Cool Eco-Friendly Runners, Sports Shoes and Sneakers

The recent article by Jennifer Nini on the adidas x Parley collaboration on the upcycled sustainable running shoes has generated a lot of interest. And rightfully so as each pair of the adidas UltraBOOST Parley and UltraBOOST X saves at least 11 plastic bottles from being dumped into the world’s oceans. Overlay this with the...

Are You An Ethical Narcissist?

Are You An Ethical Narcissist?

Millennials are often praised for their desire to shop their values, create change and make the world a better place. But we don’t just like to do good, we like to be seen to be doing good. We all know, what I like to term, an ethical narcissist. In fact, at times, I am probably...

How to Design an Eco-Friendly Bathroom

How to Design an Eco-Friendly Bathroom

We’re always looking for new ways to make our homes eco-friendlier. We invest in solar power and double pane windows to reduce our energy consumption, recycle and compost our organic and inorganic waste to reduce the amount of material that ends up in the local landfill, and drive electric cars and hybrid vehicles to reduce...

Must-Watch Documentary Films for Environmental Activists and Greenies

Must-Watch Documentary Films for Environmental Activists and Greenies

You’ve been protesting the Adani coal mine (or any other proposed mine), Arctic drilling, fracking, are protecting the oceans from plastic or fighting to stop other environmental injustices, and now you’re exhausted and suffering activist burnout, wondering whether anything you’re doing is actually making any bit of difference at all. It’s perfectly understandable that you...