The shops are already full of Christmas decorations. Santa can be found in every shopping centre and kids are getting excited. Its a time of giving, receiving, creating tonnes of rubbish and overeating. But not to be totally bah-humbug its also a great excuse to get creative with the kids. Check out www.ecotoys.com.au for some great ideas for creating Christmas decorations. Start saving your loo roll holders for the great eco-Christmas Crackers!
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The 2012 London Olympic Games made claims that it would be ‘the world’s first truly sustainable Olympic and Paralympic Games, leaving a legacy far beyond the departure of the Olympic Flame.’ So with a day to go before the opening ceremony, I thought I’d find out a bit more about what that means and whether these aspirations have been achieved.
We got the opportunity to trial Full Circle’s innovative range of kitchen tools. As well as using biodegradable materials in their products, their factories have high environmental standards and fair, ethical working conditions. Their products are thoughtful and cleverly designed, so find out what we thought of their ‘Lean Mean Scrubbing Brush’.
A couple of lucky punters got the chance to trial the Odour Free Kitchen Compost Collector from Full Circle. This nifty tool provides an aerobic bench top scrap collector which, unlike sealed compost containers, allows oxygen to flow through the kitchen waste. This means that food decomposition is slower, drier and results in less mess, less odour, and the design keeps fruit flies at bay.
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.
The population of Australia is around 23 million, in the UK its around 63 million. These are massive numbers. When seen like this what on earth can one person do to have an impact on climate change? Well, one person’s efforts might seem insignificant, but one million people have the chance to do something much more substantial. That is why I love the Australian website 1Million Women whose aim it is to inspire one million Australian women to take practical action on climate change. Cutting a tonne of CO2 each through simple, easy to implement measures. Why not make that pledge?
Carbon footprint calculators were all the rage when we started up Green Beings back in 2007-8. You don’t get to hear so much about them these days and the links we had on our Footprint page were obselete. So I thought I’d do a little research to see how things have moved on and to compare my old footprint against my current one.
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.