We choose clothes to make an impression, feel good and confident, so we can step out into the world and make a difference, but what impact do our clothes have on the planet?
Did you know those new leather shoes, jeans and t shirt you have had your eye on have used 24 200 litres (6393 gallons) of precious water. +That more water than some people have to survive on each year.
Caring for our clothes by storing them correctly helps to extend the life of the clothes, thus saving water and drawing less energy and resources from our planet. Storing them in an organised fashion helps reduce over consumption, why buy more if we already have what we need and want in our wardrobes?
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With International Repair Day on the 20th October, and you want to stop throwing stuff out that can be fixed if you had the tools; the question is what do you need in your repair kit or tool box?
Having a simple repair kit at hand saves time and money and when you have taught yourself how to fix something you feel like you can take on the world.
In this era of designed obsolesce and throwaway mentality a simple repair kit can extend the life of stuff we would normally throw away.
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Did you know you can recycle your mobile phone?
Mobile phone technology is changing so quickly, with new innovative ‘must have’ mobiles being released, it seems, just when you thought you had the latest ‘you beaut’ up to date model!
It’s estimated there is currently over 23 million unused and unwanted mobile phones laying dormant in Australian homes. That’s aprox. 2,200 tonnes of metal, minerals, plastic and glass that can and should be recycled.
The not-for-profit government accredited mobile phone recycling program who’s mission is simply to keep mobile phones out of landfill and therefore avoid future greenhouse gas emissions, save energy, protect the environment and conserve scarce natural resources.
Food waste not only wastes money, it also adds to our carbon footprint. Knowing how to store food in our refrigerator is a very simple way to reduce food waste. Did you know the average Victorian household throws out $40 worth of food a week? That is $2080 per year, can you imagine what you would do with an extra $2080 per year, how about $20 800 over ten years!
Wasted food is the world’s third-biggest carbon emitter after China and US, just by storing our food correctly reduces food waste.