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The Humble Bumble (Part 3) - Fruits Of Their Labour

Most people think of honey when they think of bees & what they do. But it doesn't end there. In fact, bees create and collect a wide range of elements & substances as the products of their labour. It takes more than soil, water, and sunshine to make the world green and as seen earlier, bees play a vital role in environmental sustainability. The benefits of bees are numerous, and they provide a wide range of crucial items for the public. Beeswax Over through time, beeswax has been utilised for a variety of intriguing reasons. Beeswax can be found in furniture wax, beauty items, lip balm, chewing gum, and the waxy coating on cheese rounds. It is a glandular secretion...

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Top 5 Tips For Reducing Plastic-use & Waste At Home

The Western world is at the forefront of some very ground-breaking eco-friendly initiatives. Our local communities are making big lifestyle changes in order to produce less waste. Some people cut plastic, while others work in slow fashion, run repair cafes, or conduct upskilling seminars. People of all ages can gain the skills and adopt the mindset to make, create, and care for what they have rather than throw it away and buy new. The world is adopting simple alternatives to mass-produced, store-bought, highly packaged commodities. If you take on each of the five points below one at a time, you'll soon notice a significant reduction in the amount of plastic in your life as well: Top 5 Tips for reducing...

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Zero Waste & Sustainable Homes - The Bathroom

The lavatory, unlike the kitchen (hyperlink to kitchen blog), is not a haven for edible goods in single-use packaging. Nonetheless, personal care items are likely usually made from a variety of plastics as well, and many of them can only be recycled once before ending up in a landfill. By removing these items from your medical cabinet, you will be able to reduce the demand for these items. Here is how you can make amends and save some money while at it. Shampooing & Shaving Purchasing shampoo and conditioner in bulk and storing them in your own pop-top glass bottles is a great way to save money. If these aren't accessible in your area, look at solid shampoo and conditioning...

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Zero Waste & Sustainable Homes -The Kitchen

This is the room where many of us create the most clutter and waste. It is here that we bring food packaging into our houses and discard it once we have unwrapped whatever is inside. But what if you avoided bringing those items home in the first place, or if you replaced trash-producing disposables and single-use plastics with items that could be reused or composted? Let’s find out shall we. Single-Use Or Non-Compostable Products -The Enemy Replacing typical kitchen items with those that can be recycled endlessly or decompose when they reach the end of their lifespan will help you decrease waste both instantly and over time. The items that can likely be swapped for their ‘Zero Waste’ counterparts include:...

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Beeswax Wraps Vs Plastic Wraps? Guess What?...It's Not Even A Competition!

A revolutionary new kitchen tool is becoming one of the trendiest items in our houses. The beeswax wrap dates back to the 1950s, however this environmentally friendly food packaging product has recently been hitting our homes by storm. But why!? And how does it stack up against its arch-rival, the plastic wrap? Let's find out. A Sustainable Way To Store food The core argument for the beeswax food wrap is that it contributes to a zero-waste approach by reducing the amount of packaging that is thrown away. Beeswax also has antimicrobial characteristics, which helps your food last longer. The Beeswax food wrap is a new generation of food storage; a healthy and sustainable alternative to the plastic film. Packaging – All Natural! When it...

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