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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 once it leaves our household.Their aim is to provide the final resting place for disposed waste that cannot be recovered, and while they have offered … read more

5 steps you can take towards a more sustainable lifestyle this Plastic Free July

A sustainable approach to a more sustainable life goes far beyond a one-month challenge, but Plastic Free July can help individuals bridge the gap and delve deeper into ethical living. As the whole world swaps takeaway coffee cups for Keepcups, it’s worth thinking about other simple switches you can make in a bid to use … read more

6 Best Indoor Plants for Purifying the Air

A sustainable approach to a more sustainable life goes far beyond a one-month challenge, but Plastic Free July can help individuals bridge the gap and delve deeper into ethical living. As the whole world swaps takeaway coffee cups for Keepcups, it’s worth thinking about other simple switches you can make in a bid to use … 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 her people has only recently entered the mainstream environmental conversation, … read more

A quick guide to recycling at home

They’re the quintessential first steps to becoming more ‘green’ – separate, wash, recycle. While Australia has a murky history and relationship with recycling, its residents are still sorting and swapping – but how many of us are doing it well? Recycling describes the process of reusing resources that would have otherwise contributed to our global … read more