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My Simple Guide to Composting

I was a bit hesitant to start  composting, I’m not great in the garden and I didn’t want anything too hard to maintain. I also didn’t want to invest a lot of money into it as I really wasn’t sure if I’d keep it up. So I went down to Bunnings and got myself pretty much the most basic compost bin you can get, picked the perfect spot for it in the garden and got started by filling it up with food scraps and garden waste, and I couldn’t be happier that I did because it’s really easy and it’s halved the amount of rubbish we send to landfill. So this is my simple composting guide for people who don’t want to invest lots of time...

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My Thoughts On Going Waste Free

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about ‘stuff’, after watching The True Cost I’ve really cut down on the amount of clothes I buy. My only clothes purchase in the last few months has been new leggings for working out, my post surgery belly is very swollen still and I’ve also put on weight. My old leggings are too small with some serious muffin top action happening, but even so, I really didn’t want to buy more as they’re still in  awesome condition. I struggled with it for a few weeks but finally decided to buy the same great quality leggings, which I’ve had for years and are still as good as the day I bought them, just in a...

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Abundant Convenience

Since I hopped on the low tox train and really started trying to reduce waste (particularly plastic) I find I get really bummed when I see people using lots of resources for the sake of convenience. And that was me less than a year ago! I’ve never been excessively wasteful but I wasn’t overly concerned about it. I know it’s silly but I get really annoyed that some people aren’t trying harder, now my eyes have been opened I want everyone else to open theirs. It’s a bit strange as I don’t judge someone for using toxin filled skin care products but I do judge people for being wasteful, and I have no idea why. Plastic cutlery in cafes, now that...

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Consumer or Customer?

I recently watched the film The True Cost which is a documentary focusing on how the majority of our clothes are made and the price the planet, employees and communities pay for our need to consume things all the time. The film has made me seriously reconsider my purchasing habits, we’re consistently surrounded by advertising shouting at us ‘buy this’ or ‘you’re not cool unless you own this’ or ‘you need this latest fast fashion item’, well actually NO WE DON’T! While I was watching the film I felt so guilty for just mindlessly buying things without considering where it came from or what will happen to it when I get rid of it. I personally don’t like shopping, I buy all my clothes online and I feel like...

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