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Recycle your whole household
3 ways we reduce household waste

Did you know your plastic can be turned into playground equipment? Learn how….

Here is how to change your dirty habits. Even a family household can reduce landfill and your weekly garbage…. If you live in Australia, you can turn the flexible plastic packaging into kids playground equipment, here is how… Keep the soft plastic in a separate bin bag. Take it to Coles or Woolworths or even give it to your supermarket online delivery driver, and join the The REDcycle Program! Its a simple supermarket based recycling program that invites consumers to gather together all their empty bread, cereal and frozen food bags, plastic shopping bags and other flexible plastic packaging and take them to their nearest Coles or Woolworths drop off point, (the red wheelie bin at the front of the store). The collected soft plastic material is delivered to their manufacturing partner, Replas to be turned into outdoor furniture for Aussie primary

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3 ways we reduce household waste

How do you get rid of household rubbish? Do you walk down your driveway with a fully loaded wheelie bin and have it emptied by someone else? Lucky you we don’t! This is how you can stop your weekly wheelie bin overflowing. The jungle dwellings household rubbish: Recycling We keep glass jars and large yoghurt containers for a kids bowling alley or DYI projects and storage. We recycle milk cartons, and cans.  In winter our fireplace helps burn paper and cardboard. This way we only have four garbage size bags of recycling a month. If a friend visits with a carton of beer, we make them take the empties home with them. Yes, I really do! Most visitors understand that we drive it to a recycling facility. On the weekly shopping trip we personally deliver our recycling, to the local

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SUGAR, What is your real name? 1

Sugar, What is your real name?

Sugar has a new name and its been greedy….Sugar is not all bad, but its been a bit sneaky! Try to get all of your carbohydrates from whole grains, fruits, vegetables and beans. Not processed packaged complex carbohydrates, they contain heaps of unnecessary added flavours. The only way to know what you are eating is to make the food yourself, in your own home with your own selection of ingredients. General little rule: Fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts and whole grains contain simple sugars. Natural sugar in whole food is good sugar. When any type of sugar is added to foods during processing, cooking or at the table, you consume calories without any nutrients or fibre. This type of sugar, called “added sugar”, its bad sugar. 60 Names for Sugar Agave Nectar Castor Sugar Honey Sucrose Amasake Date Sugar Icing Sugar

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Container addiction part two:  Churning a glass jar obsession

Container addiction part two: A glass jar obsession

If anyone knows me they know I really like containers,  I’m into them, like a pig likes mud. Actually I have so much to say that I have dedicated two posts to the subject. http://brandedsimple.co/venuzi/2016/03/06/container-addiction-2/ What can I possibly say that I have not said in my first post about container addiction? Since our recent move from the the city to the bush, I have started to spend more time looking into sustainable living, the environment and tree hugging activities in general. So one day whilst I was hanging on the verandah of one of my ‘well informed #hippybutnothippy friends’, she simply asked me “why don’t you use glass jars”? But wait!  I have filled my lovely environmentally friendly bush house pantry with plastic containers, yes plastic without even thinking. My Mum used Tupperware, my Granma used Tupperware, what’s wrong

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Quick cheap holiday anyone?
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Quick, Cheap holiday anyone?

We (my husband and I) have been on many holidays without our son lately, yes I am feeling slightly guilty, I don’t like feeling guilty, even if its slight guilt! so I took action! I booked a small family holiday and flights to Sydney from the Gold Coast. Airlines offer incredible discounts if you keep an eye out, or book months ahead. I managed find a cheap flight, at a decent hour, for a family of three, return tickets for $250. Yes that is all of us! (incl carry on luggage only, but for two days, how much stuff do you need?). I booked a mystery hotel from a discount website, and it turned out to be the Mecure in the middle of the city and it included breakfast plus, close to central station. We purchased local transport travel cards,

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