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    It’s beginning to look a lot like LANDFILL!

    It’s beginning to look a lot like LANDFILL!
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    Christmas is a great time for family and creating memories, but it’s also the peak time for excess and creating waste. Think about how full your wheelie bin has been on Boxing Day after Christmases Past.                                                              
                                                      
    You don’t have to change everything. Just be mindful of what moves in and out of your home, what generates landfill, and what generates emissions. A few tweaks can make a difference so we can continue to enjoy Christmas for generations to come.                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                
    Here are some tips if you are wanting to reduce your household’s impact on the environment without reducing the fun.

    Taking Action to Live Plastic Free

    Taking Action to Live Plastic Free
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    As many state and territory governments now roll out long awaited bans on problematic single use plastics, such as cutlery, straws, plates and stirrers, unlike many solutions to climate change, we have the opportunity to make a significant impact through individual action by simply reducing our plastic consumption and waste. In other words, with just a few simple changes in our daily lives, the impact we can have collectively is huge.

    Why Go Plastic Free?

    Why Go Plastic Free?
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    Plastic is insidious. Every day, almost every person on the planet will come into contact with plastic, it is everywhere and has infiltrated all aspects of our lives. This cheap lightweight material, while convenient, has become seemingly impossible to avoid. Here’s some of the reasons why….

    Zero Waste Bathroom Swaps

    Zero Waste Bathroom Swaps
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    Our last Blog Post introduced the subject of transitioning your bathroom to zero waste - how did you go?

    We thought we would lend a hand with a series of Zero Waste Bathroom Swaps. Let’s start at the top with Zero Waste Hair Care & Removal.

    How to Start a Zero Waste Bathroom

    How to Start a Zero Waste Bathroom
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    It’s time to transition your bathroom to zero waste - sound daunting? Don’t be put off, it’s easier than it sounds when you remember that making sustainable changes takes time, and you don’t have to change everything all at once!

    Zero Waste Lunchbox Inspo!

    Zero Waste Lunchbox Inspo!
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    How are your zero waste lunchbox aspirations going?                                            
     
    Changing habits can be hard and even overwhelming if done too quickly. Take your time and make changes gradually. Allow for a bit of trial and error to find ways that work for you and your family.                                                                    
     
    Here’s our ZERO WASTE TIPS to help you on your way......

    Top Tips for Caring for your Beeswax Wraps

    Top Tips for Caring for your Beeswax Wraps
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    No matter whether you make your own Beeswax Food Wraps (like a true Craftivist!) or purchase them ready made (Kitchen Ecowarrior!), you will need to know how to look after them to make them last.                                                      
     
    Here’s our TOP TIPS......

    Who is the Textile Enthusiast?

    Who is the Textile Enthusiast?
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    The Textile Enthusiast, (aka Martha O’Hara), is Amy, our friend, elusive maker, and business partner, but also the inspiration, artist, and craftivist behind Green Dandelion’s handmade “slow” clothing range, sought after beeswax wraps, and our salvaged and upcycled fabric reusables.

    Amy’s story has it’s roots in her childhood and her muse is her father......

    Sustainable Living is Too Hard & Too Expensive

    Sustainable Living is Too Hard & Too Expensive
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    Sustainable Living is too hard and too expensive.

    Or is it? What changes can we all make to be more environmentally conscious without spending a lot of money?

    Sustainable Living can be simple, and cheap, if we all just look to what we already have, and do, at home. Embracing the 6 “R’s” of sustainability can make things a whole lot easier to reduce waste and our eco footprint: Rethink, Refuse, Reuse, Reduce, Repair, Recycle. Read on for some great tips from the Green Dandelion team.

    DIY Beeswax/Vegan Food Wraps

    DIY Beeswax/Vegan Food Wraps
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    We are live!! Jump on to learn how to make your very own Beeswax or Vegan Food Wraps and #ditchplasticwrap forever!

    DIY Kits including instructions, your choice of beeswax or vegan wax mould, and precut fabric square are available from Green Dandelion so you can make while you learn. 

    Thank you to the Toowoomba Region,
    Toowoomba Regional Libraries
    and Tinker for making this online tutorial possible.

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