Having our shoes and handbags organised can make a world of difference. Shoes and handbags are something some of us take for granted, for others owning a pair of shoes is something they dream about. Shoes are there to protect our feet, make us feel good, get us to work, school or on the running track, but have you ever thought about the environmental impact they have on the planet?
Results from a pilot project CO2Shoes revealed that the phase which most contributes to the shoe’s carbon footprint is the manufacture of footwear components with a share of 58%, followed by packaging manufacture with 16%, assembling and finishing with 11%, end of life with 9%, and finally, the distribution of footwear to consumers with 6%.
The results also showed significant differences in the carbon footprint values of the shoes models (sandals, safety, etc.), ranging from 1.3 to 25.3 kg of C02 equivalents, with an average of 10 kg C02 equivalents per pair of shoes, including its packaging. Source CO2Shoes Continue reading
$6623 is the total financial value of clutter respondents from a recent study, estimated is cluttering homes, this translates to $59 361 949 000 worth of clutter Australia wide.
Source: Core Data
What would you do with an extra $6623?
- Top up the mortgage, pay rent, save towards a deposit
- Pay off credit card bill, car payments
When we know what we have we are less likely to buy more of the same, thus saving money and reducing clutter. Sorting, organising and decluttering works like a stocktake it highlights what we have, need and use.
Six Top Tips to Declutter and Save Serious Money Continue reading
With holiday season only days away, does your STUFF does not need a holiday or you?
In 4 simple steps you will declutter your car and reduce your carbon footprint
In our western society most people aspire to own and drive a car. The freedom of the open road, adventure, holidays, excitement…it sounds great.
For most the reality is this comes only a few times a year.
With our growing passion for fashion so to does our growing carbon footprint, leaving a mess for the next generation to clean up.
With the global apparel market valued at 3 trillion dollars and accounts for 2 percent of the world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) we are not talking about loose change. Source Fashion United
Australians are the world’s second largest consumers of textiles, buying an average of 27 kilograms of new clothing and other textiles each year. With more than 500,000 tonnes of textiles and leather end up in landfill each year.
Clutter has a way of affecting relationship and how to let others know how it is affecting you can be a little tricky.
My No 1. Tip Cuppa Tea
Sit down with a cuppa and talk about how the clutter is affecting you.
I met first Debbie at one of my workshop where she told me
“My daughter Kate left home 10 years ago, she still has boxes of stuff that are talking up space I would like to use for my craft work supplies”
After attending my workshop Debbie applied No 2 R Responsible, and invited her daughter around for a cup of tea and a chat. Debbie explained how she felt about the boxes and what she would do with the space once it was cleared, she suggested they open the boxes together….. you are never going to guess the outcome Continue reading
Do you struggle to find ways to reduce the plastics in your home? You are not alone, here’s something we have been doing for years because, refilling and reusing containers reduces clutter around the house and the amount of waste we produce.
At Eco Organiser® we are always on the lookout for ways to refill containers, and here is one such place is The Soap Shop and the South Melbourne Market for more sites visit The Source Bulk Food Waste Free Living