Using recycled, innovative, and downright green ingredients to make every day items is about as green as it gets. Full circle is a company that does just that. They have a leading approach to green materials along with their philosophy that products need to be functional, sustainable, beautiful and affordable.
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EcoMove, an innovate removals company has come up with a simple eco-friendly solution to help you move house. The company started in 2010 in Melbourne and it is the owner Stefan’s aim to roll out nationally as soon as possible. EcoMove take out the stress of having to hunt down cardboard boxes. They deliver sturdy plastic boxes to your door, fully assembled and pick them up when you have finished.
With renovations at the forefront of my mind, one idea that has caught my eye is the concept of a green kitchen. We are not just talking eco-friendly materials here, we are talking a living breathing space. Immediately it is clear that there are some logistics that need to be thought through to grow plants inside.There are also different levels you can take this theme to, from a pot on the windowsill to a kitchen jungle. So how can we integrate a living green kitchen into our plans?
Wind turbines have historically been limited to rural areas. However, this is about to change as vertical axis wind turbines are being introduced for residential areas. Vertical axis wind turbines look more like an egg whisk than a windmill, the main benefit being that they are unaffected by wind direction so are better suited for urban areas. Residential turbines can be installed on the roof or tower and feed energy into the building through an inverter. Urban Green Energy is about to introduce the vertical axis wind turbines into Australia to provide another renewable energy option for the home.
A T-shirt with a tonne of carbon locked up in it? That must be a pretty big T-shirt right? Not exactly. This new range of T-shirts has been created by Treecreds. Their objective is to save forests from being logged and encourages investment in avoided deforestation offset projects. The T-shirts each contain one tonne of carbon-dioxide equivalent emissions. That is, for every T-shirt purchased, Treecreds retires one carbon credit.
Ethical, sustainable business practices, certified organic, fair trade ingredients, 100% Australian made and owned. Eco-product credentials don’t come much better than that. Evohe represents a new generation of independent businesses that are serious about sustainable life and business practices. Headed by Meg and Baz Forrester, this couple has created a range of eco-beauty products that provide true sustainable luxury. Products are free of palm oil and we’ve got a range of their products for you to try.
As Summer ends it is time to think about what you are going to do to keep warm this Winter. Our neighbour who is renovating, gave us a pile of waste hardwood, to burn in our slow combustion wood fire. This would otherwise have been destined for landfill. Fuel pellets take this concept a step further. Fuel pellets created from waste sawdust and other organic materials, burn with greater efficiency and lower emissions than wood, so we were keen to find out more.
Doing sport makes you feel good. Buying ethical sports gear would surely make you feel even better. Etiko, a Melbourne based company specialising in Fairtrade and sustainable sports gear has captured a niche market. However, Nike, the sweatshop sinner of the 1990s, who actually inspired the creation of Etiko, is now rethinking its business. Find out what this means for smaller companies as the giants move to make ethical mainstream.