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    Eco kids and family life, plus ideas to inspire green living at home throughout the year.

    How to improve indoor air quality at home

    Most of us spend a considerable amount of time inside our homes, so it’s important to keep the indoor air as clean as possible, especially during winter when we’re likely to keep our windows and doors shut to seal out the cold. According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air quality can be twice...

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    How to get rid of and prevent clothes moths using red cedar | Biome Eco Stores

    How to get rid of and prevent clothes moths

    Discovered little holes in your cotton t-shirts or woollen jumpers? Clothes moths can be a real nuisance when their larvae start eating your clothes, but you can keep them away without resorting to highly toxic insecticides like naphthalene. Read on as we share how you can deal with a clothes moth infestation naturally using...

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    Staying upbeat and positive during COVID-19 | Biome Eco Stores

    Staying upbeat and positive during COVID-19

    Like most, the Biome workplace has changed dramatically over the last few months. We are extremely thankful to be living in Australia in safe, healthy homes and to be part of a positive, proactive workplace. However, with many of us working in busy, social distanced conditions, some suffering loss of hours, and others working from...

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

    Changing household bin liner behaviours is an exciting green-leap forward resulting from recent laws to ban single use plastic bags. Fifty years ago we did not use plastic bags for our bins, but since they became readily available we grew attached to using tie-up bags to cocoon away unpleasant scraps. Environmentally, plastic rubbish bin...

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    Do natural hand sanitisers work? Can you make your own?

    With the outbreak of the serious virus COVID-19, known as coronavirus, we are naturally concerned about whether natural hand sanitisers will be as effective as synthetic chemicals.  Here, we explain how best to sanitise your hands, the toxic chemicals you can do without, and how to make your own hand sanitiser. Many natural hand...

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    Make Your Own Mozzie Repellent & Soothing Calamine Lotion | Biome Eco Stores | DIY Skin Care

    Make Your Own Mozzie Repellent & Soothing Calamine Lotion

    The mozzies are out, so this week we have two great DIY recipes for you to keep on hand. One to keep mozzies at bay and another to soothe bites if you are bitten. Both are 100% natural, easy to make, gentle, yet effective. Natural ways to deter mozzies and insects Burning sandalwood incense or sandalwood...

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    How to pack a zero waste lunch box

    How to Pack a ‘Nude Food’ Zero Waste Lunch Box

    With many schools and workplaces adopting a ‘nude food’ policy, here are some ways you can pack healthy zero waste lunch box without using any single use plastic, whether it be plastic cling wrap, zip-lock baggies, chip packets or yoghurt tubs. 1. Use a bento style zero waste lunch box A bento box style lunch box...

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    Plastic Wrap Alternatives | How To Break Up With Plastic Cling Wrap | Biome Eco Stores

    How to Break Up with Plastic Cling Wrap this Festive Season

    If there is an ideal time to find less-wasteful, safe alternatives to plastic cling wrap, now is it. With all the plates of food, leftovers, and transporting delicious spreads to parties and picnics, we need a hygienic way to cover and contain our food. So why not do so zero waste style? At Biome, we...

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    5 ways to plastic waste free washing up | Biome Eco Stores

    5 Ways To Waste Free Washing Up

    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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    Eco friendly entertaining, parties and events | Biome Eco Store

    Everything you Need for Eco Friendly Entertaining

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

    Three Ways to Reusable Wax Wraps

    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?! | 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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