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Plastic Free July Giveaways!

To celebrate Plastic Free July & help you go plastic-free right across your home & life, we’re doing an epic giveaway! To win: Head to our Instagram or Facebook to enter to win this amazing swag: + Ecolateral White Planet B…

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Lets Talk About Stainless Steel Pegs

Remember when your plastic pegs got so weathered and brittle they would just snap in your hand, and how the wooden ones would simply fall apart? Aaaah…that was before you restocked with the queen of all peg systems – stainless steel pegs! But I can hear some of…

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It was little controversial, but this is why we are going cashless

Cash Over the past couple of years we’ve been thinking a lot about how our dependence on cash (polymer bank notes and metal/alloy coins) affects the environment.  We agonised for along time over the decision to stop taking cash in our stores, and it was a decision that…

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Mother’s Day Giveaway!

Would you love to win this beautiful gift basket filled with eco goodness for Mother’s Day? + Thurlby ~ Wheat & Lavender Heat Pack+ Mojo Candle Co. ~ Wild Basil & Cucumber + Bennetto Natural Foods Co ~ Raspberries in Dark + Pottery for the Planet ~ Small…

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The Impact of Facebook’s News Ban on the Environmental Movement

Many positive changes for the environment over the past decade, have begun and grown via social media. When you see other people taking their reusables out and about, protesting climate change, hear a story about endangered animals and what you can do about it, or find a local eco-store where…

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How to Prepare for the Single-use Plastic Ban in South Australia

Single-use plastic waste is one of the biggest environmental issues facing our planet. Steps have been made in some areas, but there is much to do. According to the WWF, on average, Australians use 130 kg of plastic per person each year. Only 9% of that’s recycled. Sadly, up…

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Winning The War On Waste At Home

The amount of waste sent to landfill has always been a concern to me.  The first significant change for our household was when we started recycling our food waste via the green organics bin. However, after watching the first series of the ABC TV’s War on Waste we focussed our…

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How Reducing Food Waste Is Good For Your Waistline

When it comes to watching your waistline watching your household waste could be the perfect place to start.  Reducing food waste can mean better health outcomes for you and your family, not to mention the planet. There is definitely a relationship between healthy eating habits and the amount of waste…

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How to Have a Sustainable Holiday Season

The end of year holiday season has the potential to be one of the most unsustainable periods of the year for households. Guest blogger Karen Murphy shares some of her best ideas for ensuring you can reduce food waste and have your most sustainable holiday season yet.   In our…

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Join the #LesstoLandfill Challenge

We are doing the #LesstoLandfill Challenge in our house at the moment, so we only put our landfill bin kerbside when it’s either full or smelly and so far it has not seen the kerb this year. I would love other households to join the challenge, to see how long…

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Introducing Sustainability in the Workplace

SUSTAINABILITY ARTICLE FOR THE WEEKENDER HERALD BY LIDDY DOLMAN  FEBRUARY 2014 ‘INTRODUCING SUSTAINABILITY IN THE WORKPLACE’ When speaking to people about sustainability I find there are many who are living rewarding, sustainable lives privately but are reluctant to introduce their sustainable practices in the workplace for fear of becoming known…

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How to Help Others Take the Sustainability Path

SUSTAINABILITY ARTICLE FOR THE WEEKENDER HERALD BY LIDDY DOLMAN  JANUARY 2014 ‘HOW TO HELP OTHERS TAKE THE SUSTAINABILITY PATH’ What inspires me at Ecolateral every day is discussing environmental issues and the overall topic of sustainability with our customers in the shop, the pupils at a school talk, the visitors to…

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