• FAMILY

    Eco kids and family life, plus ideas to inspire green living at home throughout the year.

    Natural sunscreen

    How to Choose the Best Natural Sunscreen for Your Family

    It only takes a few serious cases of sunburn to drastically increase your chance of developing skin cancer later in life. One of the best forms of defence against the sun’s harsh UVA and UVB rays is sunscreen, and Biome stocks a carefully selected range of natural sunscreens to protect you and your family. First, why...

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    Eco-Friendly baby products

    Three ways to protect your baby from harmful toxins

    As babies there are three things that many of our parents would have used on us – petroleum-based Barrier Cream, Talcum Powder, and Johnson’s Baby Oil. Sound about right? However, did you know that these three common baby care products generally contain petrol and other toxins?  It’s time to turn back to our grandparents’...

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    EverEarth Noah's Arc shape sorting toy

    EverEarth Wooden Toys – Sustainable, Fun & Beautiful

    We have recently added a beautiful new range of wooden toys to our stores from EverEarth. There is so much to love about EverEarth toys. They are are timeless, well crafted, and made from environmentally friendly materials and sustainable FSC-certified wood. No harmful chemicals are used, and they do not contain BPA or PVC, meaning your...

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    Eliminating Plastic from you Kitchen - Freezing Food In Glass

    Freezing Food in Glass – Why We Love It & What You Can Freeze

    Image: Frédérique Voisin-Demery Are you in the process of phasing out plastic storage containers and swapping them for glass? Glass is an excellent way to store food, whether it be in the pantry, the fridge, or even the freezer. Why we Love Freezing Food in Glass Healthier for the environment Unlike plastic, glass is...

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    Back to school list

    Back to School – Making a List & Checking it Twice

    By Biome guest blogger, Julie Orr. It’s that time of the year again, and we are getting ready to send the kids back to school. For some people, it will be the first year and for my family it’s a completely different year – as we are starting home school. A couple of my...

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    Image credit: Vegucation Brisbane

    Get Vegucated!

    Image credit: Vegucation Brisbane Vegucation Brisbane Vegan Event Review by Kate Dunphy Changing your habits to fit a vegan diet can be daunting, and nothing crushes the spirit like hot chips being the only vegan option on a restaurant menu. With the rise in awareness of the detrimental effects that the meat industry has...

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    How to pack a nude food lunch - zero waste, single use plastic free

    How to Pack a Zero Waste ‘Nude Food’ School Lunch

    With many schools adopting a ‘nude food’ policy, here are some ways you can pack healthy school lunch without using any single-use plastic, whether it be plastic cling wrap, zip-lock baggies, chip packets or yoghurt tubs. A bento box style lunch box is an excellent way to pack a balanced meal with the right portions without...

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    What Lunch Box Fits in What Lunch Bag - Yumbox and SoYoung

    Which Lunch Box Fits in Which Insulated Lunch Bag

    One of our most common questions at Biome is which lunch box fits in which insulated lunch bag. So we have made it easier for you with this guide below. SoYoung Insulated Lunch Bag SoYoung insulated lunch bags are one of our most popular. They are made of uncoated raw linen fabric and feature...

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    Lunch box frequently asked questions - find BPA and PVC free healthy lunch boxes at Biome

    Lunch Boxes – Frequently Asked Questions

    What are leak proof lunch box options? GoGreen lunch box – Completely leak proof with an easy to use lock on the outside which ensures a leak proof seal for all internal sections Kids Konserve stainless steel nesting trio – The lids on these containers are leak proof, plus they are the perfect size for young...

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    Waste free school lunch boxes

    Waste Free School Lunch Boxes – Here Are Your Reviews!

    Yumbox Panino Bento Lunch Box The Yumbox panino is the big sister to the original Yumbox bento style lunch box, and one of our most popular. It is an ideal design for children and adults of all ages with four compartments and a single leak-proof lid. The Yumbox panino fits perfectly into our SoYoung...

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    Ethical New Year's Resolution 2017

    Simple Swaps to go Single-Use Plastic Free in 2017

    Have you made an ethical New Year’s resolution to go single-use plastic free in 2017? Here are 10 simple swaps you can make to be on your way to achieving your goal. Pack a Reusable Water Bottle Switch to a reusable glass or stainless steel water bottle and fill up free from the tap!...

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    6 ways to get kids interested in nature

    Our Favourite Things to Inspire a Love of Nature in Children

    Inspiring a love of nature in kids of any age encourages them to become empowered by the world around them and develop a want to protect it. Here are six of our favourite things on the shelves at Biome that build excitement and curiosity about nature. Hello Nature by Nina Chakrabarti   Oh to...

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    Eco friendly Christmas

    Your Favourite Tips for an Eco-Friendly Christmas

    We recently asked you to share your favourite tips for an eco-friendly Christmas. The answers from our community have been truly inspiring. Here are some of our favourites: Create Your Own Christmas Tree Shayna’s tip is to avoid purchasing another plastic Christmas tree and instead create a unique timber wall hanging with recycled wood and...

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    Christmas gifts from kids

    Gift ideas for kids who are eager to ‘give’

    Biome’s regular guest blogger shares some lovely gift ideas for kids who are eager to ‘give’. With the end of the year fast approaching, the ‘Christmas rush’ has already begun at our household, as I am sure it has for many families. End-of-year school and work commitments are already in full swing. Some days...

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    Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle & Recycle with Kids

    Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle & Recycle with Kids

    In today’s age we all have a solid grasp on reducing, reusing, upcycling and recycling.  A great starting point, of course, is to aim to reduce what we consume. Buy less and try to avoid unnecessary purchases. But with children, we are offered a plethora of products to package up their childhood and as parents...

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