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    5 Ways To Waste Free Washing Up

    November 28, 2019 • CLEAN, HOME, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    5 ways to plastic waste free washing up | Biome Eco Stores

    Eliminating plastic from around the home isn’t difficult if you look at one area at a time. Here we look at plastic waste free washing up! Plastic and synthetic products are often in abundance around the sink: Chux wipes, those green and yellow scrub sponges, plastic dish washing brushes, washing up liquid in plastic...

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    5 ways to support local, Australian made this festive season

    November 21, 2019 • GUIDES, LIFE
    5 ways to support local, australian made this christmas

    There are lots of ways you can support Australian made this festive season, whether it’s gift giving, entertaining, dressing up or protecting your body. Read on as we share some of our favourite Australian made gift ideas, decorations, fashion, entertaining and summer skin care essentials. Australian made gift cards and decorations Earth Greetings Christmas...

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    10 Ways You Can Support Your Local Community

    November 13, 2019 • LIFE
    10 Ways You Can Support Your Local Community | Biome Eco Stores

    Give the gift of kindness – here are 10 ways you can support your local community today, and help communities, families and animals in need. Donate to Your Local Rural Fire Service We are dealing with catastrophic fire conditions in Australia at the moment, with bushfires raging in New South Wales, Queensland, and many...

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    10 Ways You Can Make A Stranger Smile

    November 7, 2019 • LIFE
    10 ways you can make a stranger smile | Random act of kindness | Biome Eco Stores

    Make a stranger smile with a random act of kindness, and inspire faith and foster hope and happiness within yourself and others. Here are 10 ways you can make a stranger smile today. 1. Buy a coffee for the person behind you in line This random act of kindness will be sure to make a...

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    Celebrating Female Makers, Female Owners

    October 31, 2019 • LIFE
    Biome Eco Store | Biome Gold Coast | Biome Melbourne | Female led Business | Female Owners, Female Makers

    Take a step inside the sustainably made doors of Biome and a closer look at some of the strong, creative, female led brands that are powering us, Australia’s original female led eco friendly business. Biome Biome was founded in 2003 by Tracey Bailey, who chose to stop worrying that companies were getting away with greenwashing...

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    Everything you Need for Eco Friendly Entertaining

    October 23, 2019 • GUIDES, HOME, LIFE
    Eco friendly entertaining, parties and events | Biome Eco Store

    Do you have a party or celebration coming up? Perhaps you’re simply enjoying more picnics outside now that the weather is warming up. Whatever your reason to get together is, make it an eco friendly, plastic waste free affair. Here are some simple ways to achieve this. Use reusable or biodegradable plates instead of...

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    Three Ways to Reusable Wax Wraps

    3 Ways to Reusable Wax Wraps | DIY Reusable Wax Wraps | Ready Made Reusable Wax Wraps | Beeswax Wraps Recipe | Biome Eco Stores

    Reusable wax wraps have been a game changer for many households around Australia, helping people to significantly reduce their day to day single use plastic waste. Use reusable wax wraps as you would plastic cling wrap – wrap up sandwiches and rolls, cut up fruit and vegetables, cheese and tofu. You can also cover...

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    You Can Get Refills for That?!

    You can get refills for that?! | Refill and bulk options at Biome Eco Stores

    Purchasing refills or items in bulk will save packaging waste, reduce waste ending up in landfill, and will often save you money too (it’s often cheaper per kg/ml). And you won’t believe the kind of things you can buy in bulk or buy refills for. From Bokashi grain to dental floss, deodorant to soapberries,...

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    6 Powerful Plant Extracts & Why They’re Good For Your Skin

    October 3, 2019 • BEAUTY
    6 powerful plant extracts and why they're so good for your skin | Biome Eco Stores

    Our skin thrives under minimally processed, close to nature ingredients incorporating fruit, nut, herb and plant extracts. They are powerful too – certain plant extracts can improve circulation, reduce the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, fight off free radical damage, stimulate the production of collagen and even combat breakouts! There is no need to rely on synthetic...

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    What we learned at Jane Milburn’s ‘How To Be A Slow Fashion Practitioner’

    September 27, 2019 • GUIDES, LIFE, STORIES
    Slow Fashion - what is it and how do we live it? | Biome Eco Stores

    By Callan Barnes, Biome Collective Coordinator Slow Fashion is a concept gaining momentum in the current climate of conscious consumption and sustainable living. But what really IS ‘slow fashion’? And how do we live it?  Recently at The Biome Collective in Paddington we had a visit from local legend and change-maker Jane Milburn who...

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    10 Ways to Get Kids Off Screens & Outdoors!

    September 24, 2019 • HOME, LIFE
    10 Ways to Get Kids Off Screens & Outdoors! | Biome Eco Store

    Getting kids off screens, away from the pixels and spending more time outdoors is easy with these 10 screen free entertainment swaps! Swap TV for books Reading has such a positive impact on our brains. It promotes mental stimulation, imagination, improves memory, thinking skills, and even improves verbal skills! We love books that inspire...

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    Climate Strike plus 9 Other Things You Can Do About Climate Change!

    September 20, 2019 • LIFE
    Climate Strike Stop Work Protest

    It’s not business as usual at the Biome stores on 20 September 2019. We’ll all be closed for three hours to show our support for the striking students, and to allow our team members to participate in the Climate Strike marches. City closed from 12.45pm to 3.30pm Indooroopilly, Balmoral and Paddington closed from 12.30pm to...

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    Bokashi Composting: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

    September 18, 2019 • GROW, GUIDES, LIFE
    Bokashi composting - everything you've ever wanted to know | Biome Eco Stores

    A bokashi compost system is one of the easiest ways to direct food waste away from landfill and instead create valuable soil conditioner and fertiliser for your garden. Plus, it will help you avoid the need for a bin liner! With so many of you interested in bokashi style composting, we’ve answered your most...

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    Home Grown Heroes – Why Australian Made Fashion Labels need your support!

    September 12, 2019 • GROW, LIFE, STORIES
    Tasi Group | Biome Eco Stores

    By The Unmaterial Girl Did you know that only around 8% of the clothing sold in Australia was made here? This means that a whopping 92% of the garments we buy and wear were sourced, sewn, packaged and imported from overseas. The effect this has on our local fashion industry is huge, meaning Australian...

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    Our Top Five Best Natural Exfoliants

    September 12, 2019 • BEAUTY, DIY RECIPES, GUIDES, LIFE
    Face and body scrubs to make at home | Biome Eco Stores

    One of the key steps to radiant, healthy skin is regular exfoliation to remove dry, dead skin cells. The problem with many store-bought scrubs though is that they contain things like plastic microbeads, palm oil or palm derived ingredients, sodium lauryl sulphate, and synthetic colours, fragrances and preservatives – ingredients that are no good...

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