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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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    Go ‘No Poo’ or ‘Low Poo’ – Ditch Shampoo Bottle Waste & Save Money!

    August 8, 2019 • BEAUTY, CLEAN, GUIDES, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    no poo feature

    Have you heard about the ‘no poo’ shampoo method? Short for ‘no shampoo’, this method has a lot of devoted fans who have abandoned the petrochemicals and detergents in conventional shampoo, and let their scalp return to its natural oil balance, saving them time, money and their long-term health. Why Go ‘No Poo’ When...

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    What’s Wrong With Aussie Salt?

    August 1, 2019 • BEAUTY, CLEAN, GUIDES, HOME, LIFE
    What's wrong with Aussie salt? Biome Eco Stores

    Nothing! So why are our supermarket and specialty store shelves brimming with Himalayan rock salt varieties used across food to body care? Especially when we know how great our Aussie alternatives are! In fact, there are many Australian grown or harvested products that we think are better than the imported options, and here we...

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    Clean Your Home With These 5 Simple Ingredients!

    July 24, 2019 • CLEAN, DIY RECIPES
    DIY Cleaning | 5 Simple Ingredients to Clean Your Whole House Naturally | Biome Eco Stores

    Cleaning your home with simple, natural ingredients is a really easy way to simplify your life, reduce waste, save money and remove toxins from your home. And did you know you can clean your entire home (or close to it) using items that you may already have on hand. From cleaning microwaves to floors,...

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    Reduce Plastic Waste & Save Over $760

    July 16, 2019 • HOME, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    Reduce Plastic Waste & Save Over $760 | Biome Eco Stores | Plastic Free & Zero Waste Ideas For Plastic Free July & Beyond

    Did you know you could save $763.05 and 797 plastic items from landfill every year simply by swapping five common household products with plastic waste free alternatives? While rising cost of living affecting many Australians, it’s a great time to not only make lifestyle changes that benefit the environment but your household budget too....

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    Plastic Free Deodorants – How To Choose The Right One For You

    July 10, 2019 • BEAUTY, GUIDES, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE, VEGAN
    Plastic Free Deodorant | Toxin Free Natural Deodorant | Biome Eco Stores

    It is exciting to see so many plastic free deodorants available now, but with so many choices, how do you pick the right one for you? Whether you have sensitive skin or are vegan, prefer a deodorant paste or hands free application, Biome has a plastic free deodorant for you! The following deodorants are...

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    How to do Plastic Free July with your Wardrobe

    July 5, 2019 • GUIDES, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    Slow Ethical Fashion | Biome Eco Stores | Plastic Free July

    Plastic Free July is a global movement that encourages everybody to find plastic free ways of living their day to day lives, swapping out single use plastic items for reusable and eco-friendly ones. It’s great to start with simple swaps like using a KeepCup instead of single use coffee cups or carrying your own...

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    Takeaway Without the Waste is Possible, Here’s How!

    July 4, 2019 • EAT, GUIDES, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE

    The convenience of takeaway doesn’t have to come with the plastic waste we so often associate with it. Read on as we share some of our favourite reusable takeaway containers and cups, for just about any takeaway item. Good To Go Takeaway Container, 700ml This sturdy leak proof stainless steel container holds the same...

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    Plastic Free July: How to Make This Year Your Most Successful Yet!

    June 27, 2019 • GUIDES, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    Plastic Free July: Tips to Make This Year Your Most Successful Yet | Biome Eco Stores

    We just love seeing the wave of passion, enthusiasm and positivity that sweeps across our community this time of year as more and more people take the #BiomePledge to reduce single use plastic waste and production during Plastic Free July (and beyond!). Plastic Free July is a global movement that sees million so of people ...

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    8 Startling Facts About Plastic Pollution & 8 Things You Can Do About It!

    June 20, 2019 • GUIDES, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE

    We all know plastic pollution is a problem, but to what extent?  Here we not only share eight mind-blowing facts about plastic pollution, but most importantly, eight ways you can do something about it! 1. Humans have produced more than 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic since 1950 That’s crazy – that’s more than a...

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