Porze for thought

Australia's recycling crisis or amazing opportunity? - Part 4 – Recycling is still waste

Australia's recycling crisis or amazing opportunity? - Part 4 – Recycling is still waste

Is waste still waste if it gets recycled?   

While recycling is standard practice in most Australian households, it is still something we do to waste, not a way to actually avoid it altogether.  While it is magnitudes better than landfill, because it replaces virgin materials in the manufacturing process, the recycling process still consumes energy (and other resources), and costs money.

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Australia's recycling crisis or amazing opportunity? - Part 3

Australia's recycling crisis or amazing opportunity? - Part 3 – Medium to long term options

All reports detailing Australia’s major medium to long-term options appear to fall under a couple of categories. In all cases, we must be careful of the direction we take – once facilities are built, they need to be kept running. If we change our minds because we find a ‘better’ way down the track, it’s not easy to change course and political arguments ensue.

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Australia's recycling crisis or amazing opportunity? - Part 2 – Australia’s reactions

Australia's recycling crisis or amazing opportunity? - Part 2 – Australia’s reactions

Since China announced the new thresholds, the global recycling market has gone into crisis mode and the immediate responses from Australian state governments have focused on short-term solutions.
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Australia's recycling crisis or amazing opportunity? - Part 1 - The China 'ban'

Australia's recycling crisis or amazing opportunity? - Part 1 - The China 'ban'

Did you know, when you diligently sorted your recycling, that a large portion of it was sent to China? We didn't.  Australia doesn’t currently have the capacity to handle the volume of recyclable waste we produce so we rely heavily on overseas markets (like China) to buy and reprocess it for us. So, why can’t we send it anymore?

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Vegan pizza lovers rejoice!

Vegan pizza lovers rejoice!

Following a survey on the Company’s Facebook page late last year to test demand for vegan cheese across Australia, this month Dominos announced that it is available as a regular menu item in all their stores.

 

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While China is expected to have the world's largest cosmetics market in a few short years, it is also the last major company in the world to require animal testing on all imported beauty goods.

Why porze products won't be sold in China any time soon

While China is expected to have the world's largest cosmetics markets in a few short years, it is also the last major company in the world to require animal testing on all imported beauty goods
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Every cup feeds a pup - coffee that gives back

Every cup feeds a pup - coffee that gives back

We love this idea. I Heart Dogs is selling colombian supremo ground or whole bean coffee, with every bag sold providing 25 meals to shelter dogs in the USA.

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BioCup Art Series

BioCup Art Series

Inspiring consumers to rethink the true beauty of their daily take-away cup use, Project Okyo and Biopak partnered to bring us the first BioCup Art Series in August 2013.  

 

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What is the best body scrub - Salt or Sugar?

What is the best body scrub - Salt or Sugar?

Have you always wondered what the differences are between sugar and salt scrubs (aside from the obvious)?  Want to understand which would be better for you?  Do you (like me) like to feel lots of scrubby-bits working on your skin (the scrubbier, the better) or do you prefer a softer exfoliation?

I think I can help.

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Why we don’t use coconut oil in our coffee body scrubs

Why porze don’t use coconut oil in our coffee body scrubs - Part 2 - pipe blockages?

Coconut oil is solid when kept under 24 degrees.  At room temperature, it is smooth and buttery, and it becomes more liquid as temperatures rise. 

All forms are perfectly acceptable for making body scrubs, it just means that the scrub is more liquid in summer and may need to be melted before use in winter. 

The issue is what might happen to the oil when it goes down your shower (drain -pipes are cold, especially in winter).

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Bees crisis - Why are we giving bees artificial sweetners?

Bees crisis - Why are we giving bees artificial sweetners?

Did you know that a single worker bee may visit up to 10,000 flowers in one day and, in an entire lifetime, produce only a teaspoon of honey?

Apparently, a hive of bees makes enough extra honey that bee keepers can extract a certain amount to support their livelihood, as long as they leave at least 0.5 kilos (approx.) untouched for the bees to feed on until spring.

But, what if a beekeeper takes more...?

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Why we don’t use coconut oil in our coffee body scrubs - Part 1 - The controversy surrounding monkeys

Why porze don’t use coconut oil in our coffee body scrubs - Part 1 - The controversy surrounding monkeys

Apparently in areas such as Thailand, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Indonesia, pig-tailed macaques are specifically bred and trained – often with punishment – to harvest coconuts. Because of their climbing abilities, the monkeys are capable of harvesting several hundred more coconuts a day than a human can.

This is where the topic becomes controversial.

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