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The Benefits Of Bamboo Textiles

Naturally pest resistant and fast growing, Bamboo requires zero pesticides or fertilisers for cultivation. Without the need to use harsh chemicals or pesticides, Bamboo fibre assists with the management of allergies and irritations; making them the perfect textile for bedding purposes. You’ll also like this: How To Avoid Greenwashing In The Makeup Industry  How The … read more

Enter Our Saviour: Period Underwear

Discover Our Saviour: Period Underwear

Billions of women and girls menstruate every month, yet they are faced with the stigma that continues to surround periods; that is: women around the world are looking for their own solutions around disposal, pricing, health and comfort. You’ll also like this: How To Avoid Greenwashing In The Makeup Industry  How The Fashion Industry Is … read more

The ultimate guide to zero waste cleaning products

The Ultimate Guide To Zero Waste Cleaning Products

On a daily basis, we’ll always face the needs of cleaning. Whether it be the kitchen countertops after you finish eating or mopping the floor to get rid of all the dust and debris. With this, we often use household, commercial cleaning products straight from our local supermarket’s shelves. The excess plastic made by every … read more

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How To Make Your Own Garden At Home

Have you got a green thumb? But you’ve never really delved into the world of gardening at home? Every day, many more individuals across the world make their homes whether it be an apartment complex with a small window sill to homes with backyards, into their own home garden. With the influx of growing your … read more

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How To Avoid Greenwashing In The Makeup Industry

Every day, individuals come across some of their favourite and popular brands that label themselves as “cruelty-free” or “allergy certified”. However, this is not always the case, some companies fabricate the authenticity of their products to manipulate consumers into believing their product is cruelty free or allergy certified when they actually aren’t – this is … read more

How the fashion industry is killing our rivers and water supply

How The Fashion Industry Is Killing Our Rivers And Water Supply

Fashion Disruption The fast fashion model has spiraled into a marketer’s dream. Consumer purchase behaviors are driven by short-term pleasure. We show off our wealth, style and personality but once this temporary fulfilment is over, it’s a vicious cycle to continuously satisfy our rational materialistic values, becoming a desire not a necessity. Environmental Insanity: “The … read more

REDUCE PLASTIC FOR OUR PLANET

Easy Swaps For A Zero-Waste Kitchen

Food, Glorious Food….. One of the places to start making household changes to sustainability is in the kitchen. Food is loved, wanted and needed by all. Yet, we make so many mindless choices when it comes to single-use plastic. Unfinished food? Wrap it in cling wrap (plastic) and chuck it in the fridge. Need to … read more

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Everything You Want To Know About Shampoo Bars

Reinventing Healthy Hair Shampoo bars are a great alternative to reducing plastic consumption while still having a fun, awesome smelling product that transforms radiantly healthy hair. If you’re looking to support a local business that produces handmade shampoo bars in Australia, which are: Plastic, soap and sulfate free PH Balanced Tailored for coloured hair Low on carbon footprint (you … read more

4 Podcast About Sustainability That You Should Listen

4 Podcasts About Sustainability That You Should Listen

From books to the radio, being informed comes in a plethora of mediums and forms. Great ways of learning about how to live more sustainably comes from non-fiction books, the radio, tv shows and more popularly podcasts! During the past year, the influx of the variety of podcasts available has flourished with many listeners being … read more

An Earth friendly case for the stylish and eco conscious soul

Why You Need A Compostable Phone Case

How many phone cases have you bought in your life? Was it cute? Did it protect your phone? Can you use it confidently knowing that something as small and seemingly insignificant as a phone case is having a positive effect on our planet?   Probably not. But buying a compostable phone case does make a … read more

Victoria’s New Support Fund That Benefits Australian Fashion

Victoria’s New Support Fund That Benefits Australian Fashion

The Circular Economy Business Innovation Centre (CEBIC) initiative has just made $10 million available in a new Business support fund. The CEBIC have partnered with the  Victorian Government to make this fund possible. The fund will support projects and  businesses in their efforts to reduce waste, reuse and repurpose materials, remanufacture,  and upcycle. It’s a … read more

How To Be An Ethical Coffee And Tea Drinker

How To Be An Ethical Coffee And Tea Drinker

Strengthening the Base of Our Whole Community.  Locally owned businesses make more local purchases, requiring less transportation and set up shop in town or city centers which generally means: less sprawl congestion habitat loss pollution. Furthermore, the local businesses are owned by your friends and neighbors who live in this community, are less likely to … read more

Why You Should Be Using a Food Dehydrator

Why You Should Be Using A Food Dehydrator

It’s often common that people from all different walks of life always want to find simple and easy ways to stay healthy – particularly when snacking on the go and having food readily available. A food dehydrator is an amazing way to do so! Food dehydrators. What are they? They are kitchen appliances that use … read more

Thank you for supporting small businesses

Go Local. Supporting Aussie Small Businesses.

Differing businesses, whether big or small equally deserve the attention we bring to them. However, small businesses struggle to thrive in such a demanding society due to the lack of representation they receive. It’s important to keep supporting small, local businesses as they ultimately create a smaller carbon footprint than larger businesses and they strengthen … read more

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How To Enjoy The Benefits Of Crystals

The Crystal Effect Nikola Tesla once said, “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibrations.” Through this very statement, he unveiled the secret behind the healing properties of the crystals. The beauty and power of crystals and other stones have been long recognized since the … read more

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Saving The Planet One Shave At A Time

Ever realised how an everyday item could contribute to the mass of throwaway waste created in the world? Well, plastic razors are one of the culprits! A lot of people probably don’t realise that although some disposable razors are recyclable, we don’t always recycle them correctly and they end up in our landfills!

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Freshen Your Home With Soy Candles

Candles are scientifically proven to soothe us. The gentle, mesmerising quality of their light makes them a perfect aid for any relaxation routine. In addition to helping calm us down and relax our minds, lighting a candle aids in influencing more energy, better sleep, enhanced immunity, less pain and a more pleasant personality. If you’re … read more

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Reasons For Choosing A Vegan Backpack

Whether you’re travelling, going to work, the gym, your mates place or the library to catch-up on uni work that was due last week, everyone uses a backpack at some point in their lives. However, something we never usually think about is where that backpack came from and how it was made. Leather backpacks have … read more

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How To Relieve Anxiety Throughout The Day

One of the most common emotions felt by possibly everyone in the world is anxiety, whether it be mild, general anxiety to higher levels of anxiety, everyone has at least once in their life experienced this feeling. Finding ways to relieve your anxiety is imperative to your personal well-being and health and should be a … read more

How to: Sustainable e-commerce

How To Be More Sustainable As An E-commerce

Sustainable e-commerce. Where is the how to guide for it? How do you integrate sustainability into an already built e-commerce? Living sustainably is as easy as working sustainably, simple changes in work ethic, philosophy and tangible products can transform your e-commerce into an eco-friendlier one. It’s more of a question of how and why. The … read more

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Clean Product For A Clean Skin

Our skin is our biggest organ so why is it not our biggest priority? Our bodies absorb everything that goes onto our skin, a simple but scary fact. Let’s think about all the moisturisers, all the sunscreens, all the scrubs and soaps we use without even reading or realising what is in the ingredients. Keeping … read more

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Zero Waste Bathroom Alternatives That You Should Try

The importance of zero waste options and products within the consumer market is uncanny. Everyday we use bathroom products that are packaged in plastic, which is continually polluting and contaminating our world.  So what is zero waste, what does it mean? Zero waste allows us all to participate in protecting our environment. The approach protects … read more

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Why Should We Choose Organic Cotton Clothes?

This week we’re talking about the importance of buying organic cotton clothes over traditional clothing. Like me, many of you might not have realised the impact of non organic cotton clothes. It impacts not only industry workers, farming, and natural resources but also the overall health of our bodies and skin. In the past, I … read more

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How To Tell When Beauty Products Are Cruelty Free?

Are you being fooled by companies trying to trick you into thinking you buy cruelty free beauty products even when they’re not?? It’s mind boggling to me to think that in 2020 and now almost 2021, that brands are still testing on animals and trying to trick consumers with labelling. Here is a quick guide … read more

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My Eco-Friendly Skincare Routine

Welcome to a day in the life of using Baskia Lane and Luxeluna products. Recently I was lucky enough to have been given a few products from these companies – and here’s how it went, broken down into a typical morning. Here is my eco-friendly skincare routine! Wake Up – Shower  Basksia Lane Oilve Oil … read more

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7 Healthy Summer Dishes To Beat the Heat

Yes, the moment we wait for all year long has finally arrived. Sunny days, beaches, cherries, the smell of sunscreen and the topic of the day: fresh and fruity dishes. In this article, you will find our top 7 of healthy summer dishes that will help you deal with the hottest days without giving up … read more

Sustainable Pet Ownerhip

How to be a Sustainable Pet Owner

How many of you have ever considered whether the way we live with our pets is sustainable or not? We might not even realise that many things we do with our furry friends are harming the environment. The environment that they enjoy and love to explore everyday themselves. Let’s dive into how you can become … read more

12 Tips for a Low Waste Christmas

12 Tips for a Low Waste Christmas

Christmas is getting closer… better be prepared to face up the festivities as sustainably as we can! We carefully curated this conscious, eco-friendly guide with a list of ideas that will reduce the environmental impact of our celebrations.    1.Buy less. We will never stop reminding you that buying less is the top solution when … read more

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Why Choose Ethical Chocolate

Who doesn’t love chocolate? As Australians we LOVE chocolate, proven in a global per person consumption statistic where we fell into ninth place beating the likes of the USA, Japan and Brazil. They may have us on the football pitch, but we’ve got ‘em here!  This week’s topic is on the cocoa industry and whether … read more

Environmental Impact Of Sunscreens

SunButter Skin Care is quickly becoming one of Australia’s biggest known reef safe sunscreen companies. Establishing themselves in 2016, marine biologist and conservation ecologist team Sacha Guggenheimer and Tom Hiney first started learning about the negative impacts of chemical sunscreens on our oceans and in particular, coral reefs, when they were working on the Ningaloo … read more

6 Must-See Documentaries On Sustainability And The Environment

We have come to a crucial moment for the fate of the planet and now more than ever we must learn the causes and effects of climate change in order to act and avoid irreversible damage. Environmental issues can be a pretty hard topic to eviscerate though, that’s why we selected the youngest five documentaries … read more

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This is one for all the people with all the right intentions but just have no idea where to start. It’s easy to think that when we want to start living a more sustainable and eco-friendly life, that suddenly everything will be different and you need to make extreme changes, but that is not the … read more

Why Palm Oil Is So Bad For You And For The Enviroment

Palm oil is a type of vegetable oil that’s used in everything from hair conditioner to cookies. It sounds innocent enough, but palm oil plantations are causing mass deforestation which is endangering species, such as the beautiful Borneo orangutan. Oil palm trees are native to Africa and were brought to south east Asia around 100 … read more

Where And What To Recycle

Recycling.. What is it really? Does it actually matter if I put the plastics in the plastic bin and paper in the paper bins, or does it all just end up in the same pile of garbage? YES! Don’t be fooled, it matters. But it also matters that we understand how to recycle properly, and … read more

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Eco-Friendly Period Products You Will Actually Want To Use

Let’s talk about periods. I think it’s safe to say that as women our monthly friend isn’t always as friendly as we’d like it to be, and can usually end up being quite expensive. With natural pain relief remedies, advil, panadol, heat packs, cold packs, time off work and even headaches… it can all quickly … read more

Microplastics, Macroproblems

First of all, what are microplastics? As the name implies, they are tiny plastic particles. The term was only coined in 2004 by Professor Richard Thompson to describe any piece of plastic smaller than 5mm.  They are divided into two categories: primary microplastics that are manufactured as microplastics used, for example, to give the scrubby effect to exfoliant … read more

How to refresh your wardrobe without buying new clothes  

This month has come to a finish and #SecondHandSeptember with it. Did you know about it? The last 30 days represented an excellent opportunity for everyone to extend the life of beautiful clothes, reuse and repurpose them. At Ecobuy we believe that buying second hand is a great sustainable habit to keep all year long: remember, … read more

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Greenwashing and Colorwashing: What are they and how to spot them

“Look! that super big fast-fashion company is using a BCI certified cotton for their last collection; they are so sustainable!” “Sorry to disappoint you, but they are not!”

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Be Stylish Being Sustainable: Cruelty-Free Leather Alternatives

A more sustainable shopping needs a more sustainable leather. The majority of animals raised to produce leather clothing are farmed in miserable conditions, subjected to cruel practices often in places where welfare legislation doesn’t exist. Animal leather production takes loads of energy, water and toxic chemicals that pollute the environment. And finally, livestock farming releases … read more

A Guide To How Landfill Works

Most of us are utterly disconnected from our waste. We may use, reuse and recycle, but most of us don’t have an in-depth understanding of what happens to our waste. Their aim is to provide the final resting place for disposed waste that cannot be recovered. While they have offered a band-aid solution to the … read more

A guide to composting for beginners

If you’re looking to do your part in combating climate change, the solution might be beneath your feet. Welcome to the world of composting: the practice strips back sustainability to its core. While soil health and its impact on the health of our planet and has recently entered the mainstream environmental conversation, there’s no better … read more