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

    You Can Get Refills for That?!

    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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    10 Ways to Get Kids Off Screens & Outdoors! | Biome Eco Store

    10 Ways to Get Kids Off Screens & Outdoors!

    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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    Natural escapes - the places the Biome team love! | Biome Eco Store

    Natural Escapes – Where You’ll Find the Biome Team

    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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    What's wrong with Aussie salt? Biome Eco Stores

    What’s Wrong With Aussie Salt?

    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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    Reduce Plastic Waste & Save Over $760 | Biome Eco Stores | Plastic Free & Zero Waste Ideas For Plastic Free July & Beyond

    Reduce Plastic Waste & Save Over $760

    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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    Freeze food without throwaway single use plastic | Biome Eco Stores

    How To Freeze Food Without Single Use Plastic Waste

    Plastic often dominates in our freezers, with plastic freezer bags and ziplock bags commonly used to seal in moisture and protect our food from freezer burn. But these are wasteful and may leach chemicals like BPA, PVC and Phthalates. But what if we told you that there are other options besides single use plastic?...

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    How to Safely Compost Pet Waste at Home

    Finally there is a convenient, environmentally safe way to dispose of your pet’s waste while rebuilding your soil on a microbial level. EnsoPet is an in-ground composting system comprised of recycled plastic which is buried in your back yard. It composts all pet waste such as dog, cat, rabbit and guinea pig waste, keeping...

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    Low Impact, Zero Waste Camping and Travel | Biome Eco Stores

    Our Top Tips for Low Impact Camping

    Camping is the best way to connect with nature, and continuing to enjoy nature means ensuring you leave it exactly as you found it. Here are our top tips for low impact camping so that all you leave behind are your footprints. 1. Minimise your water usage Wash your dishes once a day if...

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    5 ways to fragrance your space without petrochemicals | Biome Eco Stores | Eco Friendly Cleaning

    5 ways to fragrance your space without petrochemicals

    Products like mainstream perfumes, plug in and propellent ‘air fresheners’, and even car deodorisers contain a myriad of harmful, synthetic, petrochemical derived ingredients. But there are lots of simple ways to fragrance your space naturally, without resorting to fake smells and synthetic, petrochemical derived ‘air fresheners’. Read on as we share five unique ways...

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    Why sandalwood is an excellent natural mosquito deterrent | Biome Eco Store

    Why Sandalwood is an Excellent Natural Mosquito Repellent

    To prevent mosquito bites and the spread of mosquito borne diseases, it is recommended that you cover up with long clothing, sleep under a mosquito net, apply a topical mosquito repellent, and when you are outside, burn sandalwood mosquito coils or sticks. There are some good natural mosquito deterrent sprays on the market, and...

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    The Marie Kondo Effect | Where to Donate Clothes | Slow Fashion | Ethical Fashion | Sustainable Fashion | Biome Eco Stores

    The Marie Kondo Effect – Where Do My Unwanted Clothes Go Now?

    By Leah Musch of The Un-Material Girl If you’ve been swept up in the recent Marie Kondo tidying obsession like many Netflix viewers, you may have found yourself in a predicament. Having cleared out your wardrobes, cupboards, nooks and crannies of unwanted items and clothing that no longer sparks joy, you might have been...

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    How to reduce coat hanger waste | Coat hanger recycle program | Biome Eco Stores Brisbane

    Hung up on coat hanger waste? Keep them in the loop.

    There’s been much talk about the growing waste of clothing ending up in landfill, but what about the silent partner in this fast fashion boom…the coat hangers?  The impact of the ever-present coat hanger is rarely mentioned in the statistics about clothing waste.  It’s easy to overlook the hanger and what happens to it...

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