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Simple Swaps for a Zero-Waste Bathroom

The bathroom will have to be the second most wasteful place in our home after the kitchen. Single-use items and plastic bottles of all shapes and sizes piled up in the trash. It's easy to say that we humans are tempted to buy such products in the first place because it's convenient and the belief that they can get the perfect salon-style frizz-free hair, clean and flawless skin, or even a confident smile! Sure, like how they show it in those commercials, it may work for some but do you want this to hit back at you with hair loss, rashes, or itchy skin from the contaminated water due to ocean pollution and landfill? Let's not forget the addition of...

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Raising the Bar this Plastic-Free July!!

Swap to soap bars this Plastic-Free July! It’s that time of the year again when we take up the challenge to eliminate plastic from our lives! We all know that going plastic-free is the best thing you can do for yourself and the environment. However when we think about getting rid of plastic in our daily lives the first things we tell ourselves are: “Now we have to start using cloth bags for groceries,” or “ We gotta get rid of all those plastic containers and replace them with steel or glass ones.” Not that these are less important measures as they are some of the first steps of practicing this challenge, but other than these have you may be...

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How to Turn Kids Into Eco-Warriors During Lockdown

The air is less polluted, the sky clearer, and the water cleaner. Self-isolation and social distancing to an extent have reduced the carbon footprint giving the planet a chance to breathe and wildlife to be restored.  This said, while we are spending a lot of time at home, let’s take this opportunity to teach our children some simple steps of becoming an eco-conscious person!   “We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.”                                                                                - Thomas Fuller Show the importance of saving water by turning off the tap when not in use. Sure, washing...

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Upcycling Industrial Solid Waste to Glorious Items

Industries all around produce large amounts of waste and do not always know how to deal with it, while artists and designers are always on the lookout of sourcing new materials for inspiration. So, what’s the best idea? Bring them together and create something that one could have never imagined. When waste is transformed into art this is called upcycling. While recycling involves transforming materials, upcycling involves taking waste and changing its function. As far as industrial waste is concerned we picture waste tires, tubes, scrap metal, furniture, appliances and vehicles, construction debris and so on. After use, these usually end up in landfill which as a result affects the environment. Therefore, upcycling these wastes would mean avoiding this and conceiving...

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Leave No Trace: Essentials for a Nature Friendly Camping

The best time to camp around Australia is between October and April. The weather is just perfect, and the beauty of nature is thoroughly enjoyed. Pookipoiga recommends a list of practical and earth-conscious items that you should carry for a green camping experience and a sustainable connection with nature.   CUTLERY & FOOD STORAGE Reusable Cups – For those cold days or nights in the wild, warm up by having hot coffee in Earth Bottle’s Reusable Coffee Cup. Made of 18/8 stainless steel, these guys are capable of keeping your hot beverage warmer for a long time. Whereas, if you want to retain your sense of style while being socially responsible and environmentally friendly, sip your drink in KeepCup’s Changemakers, which facilitates reuse...

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