Plastic free Bread

It’s plastic free July! One of my goals when I started this blog was to try and be as #plasticfree as possible for the month of July. But I have to admit that I have become a bit slack over the last few months. As my daughter gets older (and more mobile), life feels like…

Bulk Foods Mackay

I just finished reading the book Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson and thought it was pretty amazing. And very challenging. Living in a regional town and trying to reduce your waste should be easier in some ways than in a big city. Surely there is more access to local farmers and local produce. However,…

Zero Waste Home

I just finished reading Zero Waste Home by Bea Johnson. Great read. Lots of helpful tips about to live a full wholesome life without producing much if any waste. I don’t really want to take it back to the Library! But for all you Eco Mackay-ites out there, it is now available for lending again….

Cash for Containers

I’ve been writing blog posts in my head the past couple of weeks and haven’t had a good chance to put ‘pen to paper’ so to speak. But when this email arrived in my inbox a couple of days ago, I had to take some action. Boomerang Alliance have been fiercely campaigning in New South…

Beginning the Eco Crusade

My eco crusade began on Friday 1st January. My first visit to a shop was the same morning. I bought a couple of newspapers. Newspapers, I guess, aren’t really that environmentally friendly when you can read things online but we were at our beach house and didn’t have access to wi-fi. I did, however carry the…

Happy Twenty Sixteen

Happy New Year! January 2016 is here and it is time to kick off the start of my more eco conscious lifestyle. In January, I’d like to: stop using single use plastic bags at the grocery store and at the shopping centre. start a group to make Boomerang Bags so that other people learn to…

Do you really need a bag?

In the lead up to my year long challenge, I’ve been thinking about the tasks I will set myself each month. I know that July will be Plastic-Free so I want to make sure the tasks set prior to July will help me with a plastic free challenge. I’ve been thinking about it a lot…

Eco Crusade: Weekly Summary

Although, my official eco crusade doesn’t begin until January 2016, I’ve been reading, researching and investigating ways to reduce the impact that my family has on the environment. The amount of information online and on social media about sustainable living is overwhelming! And I wanted to share with you the trials and triumphs from this…

Plastic not so Fantastic

This morning, I woke up. I looked at my plastic watch and changed out of my plastic pyjamas. I had a shower standing in a plastic bath, washed my hair with shampoo from a plastic bottle. Then I cleaned my teeth with a plastic toothbrush and toothpaste from a plastic tube. I fed my daughter breakfast…

Nature Lovers Club

From a young age, I’ve been interested in nature and the environment. But until my daughter was born, I ranted and raved about the environment but never actually took serious steps to minimise my own disruption. If we don’t all take steps to improve the way we live and the impact that we have on the environment,…