Good Quality vs Cheap and Nasty? How Quality Can Impact Your Life.

How good quality items can positively impact your family and life. Years ago, people’s homes were filled with items that were handed down from generation to generation. We think this is a beautiful thing for many reasons… They are sentimental; every time I see my grandmother’s handmade wool blanket, I think of her and how talented she was. The few items that I have been lucky enough to receive have been great quality. They are strong, durable, long-lasting items, as they have obviously they have lasted the test of time. It saves your family money; the original purchaser may need to…

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The Lost Art of Thrift – How Can We Rediscover It?

What is thrift? How is thrift applicable to the way we shop or the impacts to our environment? Can we discover the lost art of thrift? Thrift is generally referred to as ‘using less of something’. For the purpose of what we do and what we stand for, it is also important to understand thrift as the ability to re-purpose or re-use things. When we choose to re-use or re-purpose items, it is actually contributing less waste to the environment. Most of us associate thrift with ‘Op Shops’, like Salvo Stores or St Vincent De . But in fact, there are…

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How Consumerism Is Impacting Our Environment?

Stop and consider if consumerism impacts our environment? Maybe you could also consider: Success? What does this mean to you? The image that is conjured for each of us is going to be different. I’ve come to realise that for a huge proportion of society success is largely measured by the accumulation of material possessions. Better cars and bigger houses are largely associated with wealth and ‘doing well’. Of course once you have a bigger house you need more stuff to fill it! We need the latest tech, the most on trend clothes. Kids have too many toys, most of which…

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Plastic Straws And What They Are Doing To Our Environment

Overview When I was a child, I would use straws regularly to drink, but who would have ever thought that something so innocent, could have such devastating impacts. Straws and other plastic waste are contributing to a catastrophic pandemic, in which over 4.8 to 12.7 million tonnes of plastic enter the worlds oceans each and every year (a statistic published in the journal of science in 2015). There is that much plastic waste in our oceans, that it is anticipated to soon outnumber fish. There are multiple options we have to stop the un-necessary use of plastic straws, including purchasing stainless…

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