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    I want to… switch out plastic packaged artificial fragrances

    June 30, 2021 • ECO HOME, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    Switch synthetic fragrances for natural, plastic free fragrances

    So you want to make the switch from plastic packaged artificial fragrances to something natural? Good for you! In doing so you will be avoiding synthetic ingredients that may be harmful to your health, and helping to keep plastic packaging out of landfill and from polluting our environment. And best of all, making the...

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    I want to… switch to wooden combs and brushes

    June 29, 2021 • BEAUTY, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    3 Simple Swaps - Wooden Combs & Brushes

    So you want to make the switch from plastic combs and brushes to those made from wood and natural fibres? Good for you! It’s so easy. Keep reading for our suggested swaps. Wooden brushes and combs are much gentler on your hair, may reduce frizz, and at the end of their life can be...

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    I want to… switch from plastic dish cloths and brushes to an eco alternative

    June 29, 2021 • ECO HOME, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    3 Simple Swaps

    So you want to make the switch from throwaway plastic dish cloths and brushes to an eco friendly alternative? Good for you! It’s so easy. Keep reading for suggested swaps. Plastic dish brushes degrade each time you use them, polluting our waterways with micro-plastics. Dish brushes made from natural fibres are an excellent and...

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    I want to… switch from plastic cling wrap to something more sustainable

    June 29, 2021 • PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    3 Simple Swaps

    So you want to make the switch from throwaway plastic cling wrap to something more sustainable? Good for you! It’s so easy. Keep reading for suggested swaps. Reusable beeswax wraps and vegan wax wraps can be used the same way as cling wrap to wrap sandwiches, cut fruit and veggies, cheese, and to cover...

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    Going plastic free: the first things to replace

    September 3, 2020 • GUIDES, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    Going plastic free - the first things to replace

    Join the many change makers living with less plastic Cut fossil fuel demand to reduce the progression of climate change Reduce waste that clogs up landfill, and litters our waterways and natural areas Reduce the toxins your body is exposed to, like BPA, phthalates and flame retardants Save money by re-using, such as cling...

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    8 Startling Facts About Plastic Pollution & 8 Things You Can Do About It!

    June 15, 2020 • GUIDES, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    8 facts about plastic pollution and 8 things you can do about it | Biome Eco Stores

    We all know plastic pollution is a problem, but to what extent?  Here we not only share eight mind-blowing facts about plastic pollution, but most importantly, eight ways you can do something about it! 1. Humans have produced more than 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic since 1950 That’s crazy – that’s more than a...

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    Low waste Summer skin care that could also save you money!

    January 30, 2020 • BEAUTY, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    Low waste Summer care that could also save you money! | Biome Eco Stores | Natural Skin Care

    Our sweaty Summer months are well and truely here, so we’ve picked our favourite low waste products to help get your skin through it. It just so happens these products might save money too! Read on to find out more. Try an oil cleanser packaged in a glass bottle Take a small amount of...

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    30 ways to reduce your impact at work, uni and school

    January 21, 2020 • GUIDES
    30 ways to reduce your impact at work, uni and school | Biome Eco Stores

    As we head back to work, uni or the kids back to school, we’re looking at ways we can do so with less impact on our precious planet. In particular, we’re looking at adopting more simple, gentle ways, like those that produce less waste, are less harmful to animals and expose us to fewer toxins. So...

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    You Can Get Refills for That?!

    October 10, 2019 • BEAUTY, CLEAN, ECO HOME, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    You can get refills for that?! | Refill and bulk options at Biome Eco Stores

    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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    Takeaway Without the Waste is Possible, Here’s How!

    July 4, 2019 • EAT, GUIDES, LIFE, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE

    The convenience of takeaway doesn’t have to come with the plastic waste we so often associate with it. Read on as we share some of our favourite reusable takeaway containers and cups, for just about any takeaway item. Good To Go Takeaway Container, 700ml This sturdy leak proof stainless steel container holds the same...

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    Yes, You Can Recycle Pens! TerraCycle Zero Waste Bins Solve Those Tricky Items

    October 19, 2017 • ECO HOME, GUIDES
    TerraCycle Zero Waste Recycling Bins - Recycle Everything

    Did you know you can recycle things like pens, toothbrushes, wine corks and cosmetics packaging? Read on as we show you how! While you can’t place these items in your kerbside recycling bin, to save you the worry of figuring out what to do with them, Biome can look after them for you. At...

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    Reusable straws: Your Guide to Single Use Plastic Straw Alternatives

    October 27, 2016 • EAT, GUIDES, PLASTIC FREE / WASTE FREE
    Reusable straws: Your Guide to Single Use Plastic Straw Alternatives | Biome Eco Stores

    Environmental groups say Australians use about 10 million straws every day, or 3.5 billion a year. And for such a small item that will only have a few minutes of use, their impact on the environment and one’s health is significant! But the good news is Biome has a solution. Whatever your drink, there is...

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