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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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    DIY Dusting & Polishing Spray | Biome Green Cleaning Ideas | DIY Cleaning Recipe

    DIY Natural Dusting & Polishing Spray

    Our DIY Natural Dusting & Polishing Spray combines simple pantry ingredients and a special combination of pure essential oils to help you dust and revive furniture surfaces and lightly polish. It works particularly well on wooden surfaces (see note with caution below) and will leave your space smelling clean and fresh. Find the recipe...

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    Waste Free Lunch Boxes - Bento Boxes - YumBox

    Every school lunch box dilemma solved for you

    The start of a new school year holds wonderful memories of crisp, blank exercise book pages, a clean eraser, and freshly sharpened pencils! But these days, there is also the challenge of meeting the school’s policies for healthy lunches and waste free lunch box packing—although many of us are already trying to live with...

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    How to Keep Cool Naturally Without Air Conditioning or a Fridge! | Biome Eco Stores | Eco Friendly Ideas

    8 Ways to Keep Cool Naturally Without an Air Conditioner!

    As the temperature rises it seems so easy blast the room with cool, air conditioned air, but it is possible to keep cool naturally and lessen your reliance on electricity and appliances. Read on as we share eight easy, eco friendly and toxin free ways to keep cool throughout the day and night that...

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    How to make your own reusable beeswax wrap | Beeswax Wrap Recipe | Biome Eco Stores

    DIY Reusable Beeswax Wrap Recipe

    You’ve been asking for ages, well it’s finally here – a reusable beeswax wrap recipe! This easy recipe uses beeswax, resin and jojoba oil, to create a pliable beeswax wrap to use in place of single use plastic cling wrap. Use them to wrap sandwiches and rolls, cover plates and bowls, leftover and much...

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    Practical gift ideas that you can eat, drink or read | Biome eco stores | Eco gift guide

    Practical gift ideas that you can eat, drink or read

    In the spirit of conscious gift giving, we have handpicked our favourite practical gift ideas that you can either eat, drink or read. We have practical gift ideas for everyone, all of which contribute to reducing waste, expanding skill sets, improving health and having fun. Podsta Reusable Coffee Pods   Podsta is a coffee...

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    5 Ways to be a Conscious Consumer this Christmas | Biome Eco Stores

    5 Ways to be a Conscious Consumer this Christmas

    Christmas is a time when a lot of purchases take place. We buy gifts, we decorate, we entertain, we might even buy new clothes. But how can you be more mindful about these purchases at Christmas? How can you be a conscious consumer? Read on as we show you how. What is a conscious...

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    Plastic free kitchen accessories you've never thought of | Zero Waste Ideas | Biome Eco Stores

    Plastic Free Kitchen Ideas You Might Not Have Thought Of

    Reduce plastic in your kitchen with these simple swaps.  From cooking to cleaning, a kitchen with little to no plastic is possible. Read on as we show you how! Stainless steel ice cube tray Imagine an ice cube tray that doesn’t end up snapping from too much twisting, and a tray so well built...

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    How to create your own zero waste shopping kit | Biome Eco Stores

    How To Create a Zero Waste Shopping Kit

    With the lightweight plastic bag ban upon us, most of us now have a stash of reusable shopping bags kept in a convenient place. But with plastic packaging commonplace across supermarkets, how can you have more of an impact when it comes to reducing plastic waste? It’s time to take it up a notch....

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    Go Naked With Your Bin: How to Live Without Plastic Bin Liners!

    Everyone’s asking, ‘what will I use for bin liners now that plastic bags are banned?’.  But, go naked with your bin and you don’t have to worry!  Changing household bin liner behaviours is an exciting green-leap forward resulting from these laws. Fifty years ago we did not use plastic bags for our bins, but...

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    Biome Eco Stores | Are You Ready to Ban the Bag | Our Best Plastic Free Reusable Bags | #BanTheBag

    Are You Ready to Ban the Bag? Our Best Plastic Free Reusable Bags

    Queensland, Western Australia and Victoria have joined South Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania, and the ACT in a ban on the supply of single use lightweight plastic shopping bags. The ban has been introduced to reduce the impact of plastic pollution on our environment and especially on our marine life. We’re so excited to see...

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    Biodegradable Bags: Are They Really Eco Friendly? | Biome Eco Stores

    Are Biodegradable Bags The Best Option To Line My Bin With?

    As consumers, we feel slightly more at ease when we are told that plastic bags are biodegradable. But how can we be sure biodegradable bags are really eco friendly? Are they the same as degradable plastic bags? And when it comes to bin liners, is there a best option? Thankfully, there are rules for...

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