Article Title: Going zero waste in your kitchen
The kitchen is often the heart of the home and a hive of activity, which is why there are are so many types of waste that might be created. It’s here that we cook, which means storing food, washing it and using electricity to make meals. It’s also where we make decisions about the products we use for things like cleaning dishes and washing hands.
Article Title: Become a minimalist: Top tips for simplifying
Achieving a minimalist lifestyle gives some truth to the saying that less is more – by reducing the amount of things you own and do, your life can actually feel richer. That’s because paring back clutter and a hectic schedule can give us more time for ourselves, the things we like doing and using most, and time with family and friends.
Article Title: Look after the planet with healthier cleaners
A check of your household products is a really important step if you want to be kinder to the planet, and that applies particularly to the cleaners we use at home.
Article Title: How to teach your kids eco habits
Teaching kids how to live sustainably is very important for their future. Introducing these ideas at a young age will mean that they adopt good habits for the rest of their lives. Here are some ways to make it interesting and fun for your kids.
Article Title: Try these podcasts for sustainable living
We’ve put together a list of podcasts you should check out if you’re interested in sustainability, being a conscious consumer, living well or doing business with ethics.
Article Title: Re-use personal care containers for good
Re-using containers one the product is used up is a useful and fun way to be kinder to the planet. Here are some upcycling ideas to give you inspiration.
Article Title: Ways to reduce waste this Christmas
Christmas may be a time for family and celebrating but it sure does create a big mess. Hauling garbage bags full of torn gift wrap, ribbons, leftover food and packaging down to the bin post Christmas dinner is not cool.
Article Title: Are you being greenwashed? Tips for shopping sustainably
Be wary of vague words like eco, earth, green, friendly and gentle, which can be mixed and matched to create a phrase that sounds environmentally conscious but doesn’t necessarily mean anything. How to recognise greenwashing and shop sustainably.
Article Title: Indoor plants for a healthier home
Indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air. Add these indoor plants to you homes so you can breathe easy.
Article Title: Taking a break? Choose an eco place to stay
Planning a sustainable escape is another way you can take better care of the planet.
Article Title: Creative upcycling to live more sustainably
In Australia, we produce over 18 million tonnes of landfill waste each year, which on a per person basis puts us as one of the highest waste producing countries in the world. Our population is also projected to be 35.5 million by 2056, which will place increasing pressure on the natural environment and its resources. We can all look at making small adjustments to combat waste, and some of these can be fun, too.
Article Title: Turn your space into an organic garden
City dwellers can still grow their own organic gardens- you just have to be creative about the space. Have a look at our tips to grow healthy produce that is better for you and the environment.
Article Title: Meet the team – National sales manager Jacqui Corbett
As part of our meet the team series, where we gain insight into how some of the ecostore team are living more sustainably, we caught up with our national sales manager Jacqui Corbett. She shared with us her transition to eco-friendly cosmetics and how learning to make better food choices has helped her and her family become more conscious of the environment.
Article Title: Meet the team – R&D manager Huia Iti
This week we caught up with our research and development manager, Huia, to talk about how catching and growing his own food has helped him and his family be kinder to the planet.
Article Title: Gardening for wellness and the environment
There are many benefits of gardening besides exercise – it can be great for the planet and also for our own wellbeing!