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How I changed my mind about living zero waste and plastic-free (a story in 5 stages)

A friend of mine volunteers at a local food rescue organisation, which collects mostly pre-packaged out-of-date (well, out-of-date as described by the packaging), damaged and excess food, and redistributes to charities around the city. Not all the food that is rescued is edible, but some of what isn’t edible for humans is still good for […]

How I changed my mind about living zero waste and plastic-free (a story in 5 stages)How I changed my mind about living zero waste and plastic-free (a story in 5 stages)How I changed my mind about living zero waste and plastic-free (a story in 5 stages)How I changed my mind about living zero waste and plastic-free (a story in 5 stages)How I changed my mind about living zero waste and plastic-free (a story in 5 stages)

Why I’m Keeping Chickens (for Zero Waste)

I’ve loved the idea of having chickens since my days of renting an upstairs apartment. I was hopeful in my last place that it might be possible, but being a strata (7 units on a single block with 7 owners and opinions – plus tenants in the mix) there needed to be consensus, and alas […]

Why I\'m Keeping Chickens (for Zero Waste)

A guide to men’s ethical + organic underwear

Last updated November 2021. Underwear is something that most of us buy new. It’s something that I buy new. 90% of my wardrobe is second-hand, and I try to make sure that those things I do buy new are as sustainable and ethical as possible. (Because I buy most things second-hand, I can afford to […]

A guide to men\'s ethical + organic underwearA guide to men\'s ethical + organic underwearA guide to men\'s ethical + organic underwearA guide to men\'s ethical + organic underwearA guide to men\'s ethical + organic underwearA guide to men\'s ethical + organic underwearA guide to men\'s ethical + organic underwearA guide to men\'s ethical + organic underwear

Zero waste, plastic-free, low carbon living: do individual actions matter?

As someone who has written about individual action (such as making better personal choices, and eco-friendly swaps) a lot, I’m sure you can guess where I’m going with this. Yes – spoiler alert – our individual actions matter. But what do we actually mean when we say that they ‘matter’? Is individual action really enough? […]

Zero waste, plastic-free, low carbon living: do individual actions matter?

Zero waste gardening: turning lawn into food, starting with compost

This year, I’m turning my attention to transforming my garden from lawn into (a version of a) food forest. Think fruit trees, veggies, herbs and edible natives. If you’re new here, you might not know that I moved house last October: away from my previous place with its shared community garden, to a new space… […]

Zero waste gardening: turning lawn into food, starting with compost

The Australian Bushfire Crisis and How You Can Help

I’m sure this wasn’t how most of us imagined the new year would begin. There’s been a lot of talk of the climate crisis over the last 12 months, and of a climate emergency about to unfold, but I don’t think many of us expected it to arrive so soon and with so much intensity. […]

The Australian Bushfire Crisis and How You Can Help

Food is free: 8 ideas for where to find it and how to share it

I’m a big believer that the most important part of zero waste isn’t the stuff you buy or the things you use – it is the connections that you make with others. Ultimately, as a society, if we want to waste less then we need to share more. The more connected we are, the more […]

Food is free: 8 ideas for where to find it and how to share it

Choose handmade: 5 zero waste items you don’t need to buy from big box stores

It is much lamented here that, whilst I’d love to be able to sew and crochet and craft, the reality is that I cannot. What I can do is support those people who do, and do it well. If I had the choice of buying something locally made by a person whose name I know, […]

Choose handmade: 5 zero waste items you don\'t need to buy from big box storesChoose handmade: 5 zero waste items you don\'t need to buy from big box storesChoose handmade: 5 zero waste items you don\'t need to buy from big box stores