Article Title: The 8 R’s to being a conscious consumer
You may have heard of at least three – reduce, reuse and recycle. But being a consumer in the 21st Century is pretty complex, and it seems we need a bigger toolkit.
Article Title: What’s your number? Plastic recycling 1-7
Do you spend a lot of time hovering over the recycling bin while trying to determine if the thing in your hand can go in? You’re not alone there. The numbers and triangle on plastic containers can be downright confusing.
Article Title: How to ace your recycling game
Let’s face it, lots of us are probably a bit guilty of ‘wishful recycling’ – putting everything into our recycling bins in the hopes that they’ll meet a better end than simply going to landfill.
Article Title: How to child proof your home
To do or not to do – is ‘too much’ too much or is ‘too little’ not enough. As parents you will ask this question a lot especially when your babies start to crawl, walk and then run.
Article Title: How to start a zero waste journey
Article Title: Simple ideas for eco Christmas gifts
If you’re stuck for present ideas, here are some gifts you could consider to help people be greener.
Article Title: Permaculture for sustainable design
If you’ve looked into permaculture, you might be wondering how this system of design is different to other ways of gardening and shaping the space where you live.
Article Title: Choosing greener appliances
Many of the things we do to be ‘greener’ at home involve reducing waste, so we often think about reducing plastic packaging or using all the food we purchase. But water and energy are things we might also waste at home, and that’s where the appliances we choose can help us make a difference to the planet.
Article Title: Going zero waste in your kitchen
The kitchen is often the heart of the home and a hive of activity, which is why there are are so many types of waste that might be created. It’s here that we cook, which means storing food, washing it and using electricity to make meals. It’s also where we make decisions about the products we use for things like cleaning dishes and washing hands.
Article Title: Laundry powder top in customer satisfaction
Our laundry powder has topped leading brands Persil, Fab, Surf and Cold Power to win Canstar Blue’s overall customer satisfaction award for 2017. It was awarded five stars for overall satisfaction, judged on a number of factors including quality of clean, number of washes and environmental friendliness.
Article Title: Podcasts for green living
Podcasts are a great way to soak up information in your spare time. If you’re keen to be more in the know when it comes to sustainability, being a conscious consumer, living well or doing business with ethics, check out this list of podcasts.
Article Title: Good Soap fundraising case study: Thorndon Primary School
Thorndon Primary School used our Good Soap to fundraise for their 40th anniversary of the year eight leaver’s dinner. It was super successful!
Article Title: Healthier cleaners protect our waterways
Chemical filled cleaning products have a massive impact on the environment. Find out how to check if your products are safe and eco-friendly.
Article Title: Organic gardening in urban spaces
How to create an inner city garden oasis at your house. It will be great for you and the environment!
Article Title: Building or renovating? Make your choices eco
Are you renovating your home or embarking on a new build? Ecobob has some tips for making more environmentally conscious decisions about the materials you choose, from flooring to lights.
Article Title: 10 easy ways to start living more sustainably
When it comes to going green it’s often hard to know where to start, and committing to lifestyle changes can feel overwhelming. Over time, small adjustments can have a big impact on your environmental footprint, and these are changes that can be made easily and slowly. Here’s our top ten simple suggestions to help you start living more sustainably.
Article Title: Sensitive skin? Avoid irritants that might harm
Unlike cosmetics and personal care products, cleaning supplies are not required to disclose a full list of ingredients. Because of this, some manufacturers use potentially harmful chemicals that can cause skin irritations and allergic reactions because they also happen to clean well. It’s hard to make better choices without full disclosure, however, there are still some easy steps you can take to avoid inflammation.
Article Title: Winter home care: our top cleaning tips
Many of us start feeling the need to clean once spring rolls around, but with cooler weather and rainy days setting in, winter is actually an ideal chance to start. We’ve put together our top ten tips to help simplify your cleaning routine this winter.
Article Title: ecostore dishcare tops in Canstar survey
Our Dishwash Liquid and Dishwasher Detergent have achieved five star ratings in Canstar Blue’s 2015 Most Satisfied Customers survey, outperforming some big brands.
Article Title: Kathleen Wills on treating and managing eczema
Eczema is a long lasting, recurring condition, but it can be effectively managed and prevented, says integrative medicine practitioner Kathleen Wills. Find out how precautions over potentially harsh chemicals, diet, hormonal change and stress can all play a big part.
Article Title: How to reduce exposure to VOCs in your home
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are a large group of carbon-based chemicals that easily evaporate at room temperature, forming a gas. VOCs come from lots of different things in our home: building materials, carpets and adhesives, composite wood products, paints, etc. You might create them when you’re cooking, smoking, photocopying, and so on and they can have many adverse health effects.