• PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE

    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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    The 5 Rs of Zero Waste | Biome Eco Stores

    The 5 Rs of Zero Waste

    Every item we use has an environmental cost, some greater than others. By managing our waste in accordance with the 5 Rs, we can all make a difference by being mindful of the waste we generate. According to Bea Johnson of Zero Waste Home, the 5 Rs of zero waste are: Refuse Reduce Reuse...

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    30 Plastic Free Ways for 30 Days | Plastic Free Challenge | Biome Eco Stores

    30 Plastic Free Ways for 30 Days Challenge

    After 14 years with Biome, I have learned many ways to reduce plastic use.  Like you, no doubt, I forget to reflect and celebrate how far I have come with my every day actions.  So for Plastic Free July this year, I challenged myself to share a plastic free way every day for 30...

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    How to make your own nut milk and what to do with the leftover nut milk pulp | Biome Eco Stores

    How to make your own nut milk: less waste, no additives and more value

    Today you can find and make your own delicious, creamy alternative milks from nuts and seeds that satisfy many dietary and philosophical needs.  There has been a dramatic growth in popularity of non-dairy milks for a range of reasons from dairy allergy and lactose intolerance, to consuming more plant-based foods for health, ethical and...

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    Minimalist, low waste camping tips to get away from it all

    I love camping.  I love escaping into wilderness.  I love waking early to the birdsong, poking the campfire to life, and watching the day come alive. But, I rarely do it… So many of us are drawn to camping in the outdoors to be surrounded by the simplicity, calm and freedom of nature. We...

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    Why you should use a shaving soap when shaving | Biome Eco Stores

    How to Use a Shaving Soap: Reduce Waste, Avoid Irritants & Save Money!

    By switching to a traditional moisture-rich shaving soap, reusable stainless steel razor and shaving brush, you can reduce waste, avoid skin-irritating ingredients, lessen the likelihood of razor burn and ingrown hairs, and save money.  What better results could you want from shaving!  But how do you use them? Shaving soaps are used for shaving...

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    How to brew a zero waste coffee | Biome Eco Stores

    How to Brew a Zero Waste Coffee

    We love a cup of coffee or two throughout the day, but we don’t love the potential impact our coffee habit has on the environment. What if we told you it is easy to have a zero waste coffee, or more realistically, a low waste coffee that tastes incredible and produces minimal waste? Read...

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    Plastic Free July: Tips to Make This Year Your Most Successful Yet | Biome Eco Stores

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

    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 pledge to reduce single use plastic waste and production for Plastic Free July and beyond. Whether you’re new to Plastic Free July or you’ve participated before, or are...

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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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    DIY Everything Balm to Soothe, Moisturise, Protect | Biome Naked Beauty Bar | DIY Skin Care

    DIY Everything Balm to Soothe, Heal & Moisturise

    Our DIY everything balm combines soothing calendula, nourishing cocoa and shea butters, and moisturising coconut and apricot kernel oils to soothe, heal, moisturise and protect skin and hair. This handy allrounder can be used in a range of ways. You might like to use it to soothe dry skin on heels, elbows or knees,...

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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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    DIY Bath Bombs | Biome Naked Beauty Bar | DIY Skin Care

    DIY Seaweed, Green Tea & Epsom Salt Bath Bomb

    A beautifully-scented bath bomb that is great for your skin and well being. Essential oils help calm your mind, while Epsom salts relax, seaweed detoxifies, and green tea soothes. Lovely to make as a gift or use to relax after a long day. Citric Acid is an alpha-hydroxy acid that stimulates collagen production and...

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    DIY Rosemary & Lavender Bath Melts | Biome Naked Beauty Bar | DIY Skin Care

    DIY Rosemary & Lavender Bath Melts

    These bath melts will help relax your skin and mind. Oats, butters and oils soothe and nourish itchy and irritated skin, while lavender and rosemary fight skin troubles and calm the mind. Treat yourself to these gorgeous-looking melts or make them as a gift! Apricot Kernel Oil is a light carrier oil and a great...

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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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