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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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...?
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.