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    Every school lunch box dilemma solved for you

    January 22, 2019 • HOME, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    Waste Free Lunch Boxes - Bento Boxes - YumBox

    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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    DIY Reusable Beeswax Wrap Recipe

    December 20, 2018 • DIY RECIPES, HOME, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    How to make your own reusable beeswax wrap | Beeswax Wrap Recipe | Biome Eco Stores

    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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    Eco Gift Ideas That Won’t Get Dumped

    December 13, 2018 • GUIDES, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    Gift ideas that won't get dumped | Biome Eco Stores | Eco Gift Ideas

    Galaxy research suggests that each Christmas Australians spend over $1 billion in unwanted gifts that will eventually end up in landfill. Here at Biome though we champion gift ideas that are practical, built to last or that are designed to biodegrade at the end of its life. So continue reading as we share our...

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    10 Eco Friendly & Zero Waste Resolutions You Can Make in 2019

    November 30, 2018 • GUIDES, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE

    The start of a new year is the perfect time to refresh, restart and challenge yourself to something new that will make a difference. If you’re thinking of making a resolution or two around the idea of sustainable living and zero waste but aren’t sure of what specifically, here are some ideas! So read...

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    DIY Soapberry Washing Up Liquid

    Make Your Own DIY Soapberry Washing Up Liquid

    So many of you love using soapberries to wash your clothes (and why wouldn’t you – they’re organic, natural, hypoallergenic, plastic free, palm oil free, compostable and they work!), but did you know you can turn them into a washing up liquid too? Read on as we show you how to make a natural...

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    Plastic Free Kitchen Ideas You Might Not Have Thought Of

    November 1, 2018 • CLEAN, GUIDES, HOME, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    Plastic free kitchen accessories you've never thought of | Zero Waste Ideas | Biome Eco Stores

    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 a Zero Waste Shopping Kit

    October 17, 2018 • GUIDES, HOME, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    How to create your own zero waste shopping kit | Biome Eco Stores

    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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    30 Plastic Free Ways for 30 Days Challenge

    September 7, 2018 • GUIDES, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    30 Plastic Free Ways for 30 Days | Plastic Free Challenge | Biome Eco Stores

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

    August 23, 2018 • GUIDES, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE

    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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    10 Things You Can Freeze in an Ice Cube Tray to Prevent Food Waste & Save Money

    July 11, 2018 • EAT, GUIDES, HOME, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    10 Things You Can Freeze in an Ice Cube Tray to Prevent Food Waste & Save Money | Biome Eco Stores

    Built in ice makers are fairly common in freezers these days, but that doesn’t mean the humble ice cube tray is a thing of the past. Anything but! We see ice cube trays as a handy tool for tackling food waste at home. Besides freezing water, you can use an ice cube tray to...

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

    July 6, 2018 • 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 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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    DIY Coconut Hair Conditioner Treatment Cream

    July 4, 2018 • BEAUTY, DIY RECIPES, LIFE
    DIY coconut hair conditioner treatment cream | DIY skin care | Biome Naked Beauty Bar

    Our DIY coconut hair conditioner treatment cream combines the deep conditioning properties of coconut oil, nourishing shea butter and moisturising jojoba oil, and will leave hair feeling soft, shiny and manageable. This easy recipe will help you save waste and money, and is an excellent alternative to mainstream conditioner, free from petrochemicals, synthetics, palm...

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    DIY Everything Balm to Soothe, Heal & Moisturise

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

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

    June 12, 2018 • EAT, GUIDES, HOME, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    Biome Eco Stores | Are You Ready to Ban the Bag | Our Best Plastic Free Reusable Bags | #BanTheBag

    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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    How Rosehip Oil Can Help Soothe Dry, Sensitive Skin this Winter

    June 6, 2018 • BEAUTY, GUIDES, VEGAN
    How Rosehip Oil Can Help Soothe Dry, Sensitive Skin this Winter

    With the Winter months upon us, many of us experience dry and sensitive skin. But did you know there is a simple, nourishing oil that can be used to bring skin back to peak condition. Rich in essential fatty acids, Omega 3,6 an 9, vitamins and antioxidants, rosehip oil is loved by many for...

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