Reduce waste

Mt Claremont farmers' markets

Where can you buy in bulk?

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

We want to bulk-buy food and laundry items - but where's the best place to get them from? If you're not used to buying in bulk, making the switch can involve a little hunting and searching to find the right place for you to shop.

Preserving the surplus

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Normally when we talk about bulk-buying things, we're thinking about food and goods that won't perish. But what if you spot a great deal on fresh fruit or vegies?

Clothes rack

Keep those favourite clothes for longer

Friday, 13 November 2009

The average Australian now buys so many clothes, so cheaply, that when something loses a button or gets a little tear, we think nothing of replacing it with something new right away.

Electricity meter

Electricity: are you really going to use all of that?

Friday, 9 October 2009

If we're going to replace coal-fired power with renewables, let's think about how much of it actually gets used.

Printer with recycling symbol

4 ways to reduce your paper impact

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Reducing the amount of bills you get in the mail isn't the only way to lighten your paperwork impact. Last week we talked about cutting back on junk mail, but there's plenty of other options too.

Paper bills

Ask for the online billing option

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Given that so many businesses are doing it tough these days, I hope they're eager for the opportunity to cut costs in way that actually has positive benefits for everyone.

Junk mail

I don't mind the bills, but...

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

The other menace in my mailbox is junk mail. All it does is tempt me to buy stuff I didn't know I needed until I saw the glossy advertising.


Why not pay your bills online too, while you're at it?

Thursday, 17 September 2009

You might have tried paying bills online already, since it's more convenient than mail or lining up for hours to pay in person. But did you know it's good for the environment too?

email bills

Keeping your bills organised

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Once you switch to online billing, you'll have to keep track of emails instead of dozens of bits of paper. Here's a few ideas to help you get organised.


Save forests with online billing

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

It's quite wasteful to grow a tree, turn it into paper, and truck it around the country even if it does get salvaged into something useful at the end of it - online billing reduces that waste.

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