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!
Archive for the ‘Waste’ category
Did you know that burials have a greater long term environmental impact than cremations? Neither did we! And theres more… Centennial Park in South Australia, is up for an environmental award for its efforts towards achieving sustainability. It is also the first cemetery in the Australia, and possibly the world, to manage their entire greenhouse gas emissions with a carbon offset scheme.
Most households in Australia now have at least one computer and with the lifespan of a personal computer ranging from 2-5 years that is a significant amount of waste. After six years it was finally time to upgrade my laptop, so its time to see what can be done with the old one, which still works, albeit slowly. So it seems there are now more options for reuse and recycling of computers, so what are they?
Coffee addiction is becoming more widespread. Key signs of addiction include problems functioning without your morning coffee, being late due to detouring to visit a favourite coffee shop, a bin full of empty coffee cups. The KeepCup might help you feel better about your addiction. This refillable, sustainable, waste avoiding KeepCup, is the first barista standard reusable coffee cup. It is raved about by those we know that have them. Here’s why.
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.