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    You Can Get Refills for That?!

    October 10, 2019 • BEAUTY, CLEAN, HOME, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    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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    Natural Escapes – Where You’ll Find the Biome Team

    September 5, 2019 • HOME, LIFE
    Natural escapes - the places the Biome team love! | Biome Eco Store

    With Spring now upon us, the Biome team are excited to get out in nature and explore some of our favourite local escapes to relax, rejuvenate and be inspired. Here is where we are headed. Tallow Beach, NSW Courtney favourite natural escape is Tallow Beach, near Byron Bay in New South Wales. She loves...

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    3 Repurposed Gift Ideas

    August 19, 2019 • GUIDES, LIFE

    We love gifting items that have been made from recycled and repurposed materials, that are meaningful, support communities and that help reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfill. Here are some of our favourite, unique and meaningful gift ideas. One Hundred Year Old Recycled Brass Fountain Pen Between 1864 and 1995,...

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    Why Oxygen Bleach is Better Than Chlorine Bleach & How to Use it For Cleaning

    August 19, 2019 • CLEAN, GUIDES, HOME
    Washing with oxygen bleach is better than chlorine bleach

    Do you dislike entering a bathroom that’s just been cleaned with chlorine bleach or ammonia? Your lungs constrict from breathing in the fumes and you want to leave as quickly as possible. Many harmful chemicals like chlorine bleach have become commonplace in our homes as we are fed the dream of effortlessly clean and...

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    “Drink It In” – A Fashion Collaboration with Brisbane City Council

    August 16, 2019 • PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE, STORIES

    Cotton, linen, polyester… it’s unlikely that a dress made from these materials would stop you in your tracks, but what about one made entirely from plastic straws? We are excited to share a recent collaboration between Biome and the Brisbane City Council where we have been lent a stunning wearable art piece to display...

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    How To Reduce Your Waste During a Camping Adventure – and Beyond

    August 16, 2019 • GUIDES, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    How To Reduce Your Waste During a Camping Adventure – and Beyond | Biome Eco Stores

    By Shea Wittig “There is no such thing as ‘away’. When we throw anything away it must go somewhere”. Annie Leonard As pressure on landfill continues to rise, conversations regarding waste are becoming more and more prevalent. Statistics show Australia generates 54 megatonnes (Mt) of core waste, with households and local government activities being...

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    Why ‘non toxic’ nail polish may still be harming you and the environment

    August 15, 2019 • BEAUTY
    Is non toxic nail polish safe

    It started as “3 free”…removing from nail polish the toxic trio of dibutyl phthalate, toluene, and formaldehyde.  Now, we see up to “13 free” polishes marketed as if the higher the number, the healthier they are for you; with many promoted as “eco”, “natural” and “healthy” because of what they leave out. Yet, while...

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    How to achieve naturally beautiful buff nails

    August 15, 2019 • BEAUTY, DIY RECIPES, GUIDES, LIFE
    How to achieve naturally beautiful buff nails | Biome Eco Stores

    Beautiful ‘buff’ nails are all about giving your hands, feet and nails a whole lotta love, and nurturing their natural beauty, rather than covering up with polish what you may see as imperfections. Nails that constantly break or peel could signal being dried out. Frequent hand washing, washing the dishes without gloves, dry weather,...

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