Orange Power is 100% Australian owned and produces household cleaning products that are palm oil free (they use coconut oil and other no-palm based alternatives) and environmentally responsible. The ‘Aware’ laundry product range is formulated for allergy prone people with sensitivity issues with harsh chemicals. So sensitive skin is now no longer an excuse to avoid helping out with the laundry! See for yourself as we trial the Aware laundry product range.
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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.
Currently those who pollute do so free of charge and all of us suffer the consequences. From 1st July 2012 those who pollute will be forced to pay directly. This will level out the playing field for greener technologies, processes and products which will become more competitive in comparison.
For anyone looking to sell sustainable products www.ethicalcommunity.com might be the answer. It is a fast growing eco-friendly and natural marketplace. The site allows you to create your own on-line shop and become an on-line seller of eco-friendly goodies.
The inaugural Eco Xpo is on in Sydney from the 6th to the 8th of May. A great chance to peruse whats on offer from the best brands in the industry, check out the sustainable eats and potter amongst the eco-products. Seminars are being given on each of the days. We love staying at the Lane Cove River Tourist Park and they have now introduced Sydney’s first luxury Eco-tent which will be among one of the initiatives they will be discussing on Saturday. If you go on Sunday Beatrice and her husband who run Hemp Gallery are giving a seminar. We got our hemp curtains from them a couple of years ago and absolutely love them. We’ll be heading down to check it out. See you there!
The latest trial results are in. The Little Takas testing panel have been scrutinising these little gems for the past couple of months. All panel members stated that they would use these nappies again and recommend them to friends. The main points of difference with these nappies was the soft texture and fit, particularly around the legs. So if you are interested in these eco disposable nappies check out what the testers had to say about Little Takas.
Wood can be considered a fairly green construction material. However, there can also be significant environmental and social impacts associated with logging. With the help of Greenpeace’s ‘Good Wood’ guide it is easier to see the wood for the trees so to speak. Whilst it advocates using wood sourced from certified schemes such as the Forestry Stewardship Council, there is a load more advice in relation to which wood is good, the five best and worst imported timbers in Australia and questions to ask before buying timber products. An essential read for any eco-conscious renovator.