Category: <span>Lifestyle</span>

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...

10 Ethical and Sustainable Father’s Day Gift Ideas

10 Ethical and Sustainable Father’s Day Gift Ideas

When you buy through our links, we may earn fees from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Father’s Day is just around the corner (for our American readers it falls on June 21) and you’re seeking a cool, sustainable gift for your dad that shows your love, gratitude and appreciation. Here’s a list of Father’s Day gift...

The Pandemic Has Many of Us Appreciating What We Have; So Moving Forward, Will We Buy Less?

The Pandemic Has Many of Us Appreciating What We Have; So Moving Forward, Will We Buy Less?

As cities around the world start taking steps to resume normal life, on some level, we all can agree that life can never return to the ‘normal’ as we knew it. Education systems have gone online; employers have finally understood that remote working isn’t so bad for their workers, conferences are now being held virtually,...

7 Conscious Brands Making Eco-Friendly Yoga Mats

7 Conscious Brands Making Eco-Friendly Yoga Mats

When I first started looking for a yoga mat, I felt like Goldilocks (and the three bears). I found many that were too soft, too hard, too slippery, or too heavy. But the most frustrating thing I found was that most of them were made from PVC. PVC is plastic; how contradictory is it to...

Salvos Stores Launch Australia’s Largest Online Op-Shop

Salvos Stores Launch Australia’s Largest Online Op-Shop

Responding to the challenging business environment resulting from pandemic lockdown restrictions, Salvos Stores, the retail arm of non-profit organisation The Salvation Army, have announced the launch of their new online store, giving the community a chance to continue op-shopping and support their social mission – all from the comfort of their lounge rooms. “Launching Salvos...