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Recycled plastic is not that great

Recycled plastic is not that great

You have noticed that there has been an increase in “eco” branding across major brands with big emphasis on using 100% recycled plastic. That’s great however, it’s still plastic and it’s still not that great for the planet. Let’s break it down (no pun intended) plastic is made up of long chain polymers or chains of atoms. Depending on how these are arranged it determines the strength and durability of the plastic. To recycle this plastic these polymers are broken down with heat, or put simply, melted and reformed into a new plastic material. Now, this is where it gets...

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Do dishwashing tablets really clean our washing machine?

Do dishwashing tablets really clean our washing machine?

We rely on our washing machine to clean our clothes and other items but what should we be doing to clean the inside of our washing machine? A recent hack from an Australian Mum who introduced her followers to the idea and result of using dishwashing tablets to clean the inside of her washing machine went viral after it left her washer in pristine condition. However, can using dishwashing tablets to clean our washing machine do more harm than good?   Choice White Goods expert Ashley Iredale* examined the results dishwashing tablets have on our washers. Ashely explains it may...

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Reducing the New Recycling

Reducing the New Recycling

Recycling is something we are all taught to do, but is it really ending up where we think it is? A recent survey done by the Australian Department of Environment and Energy captured the consumption and recycling patterns of plastics during the last financial year. The survey revealed that over 3.4 million tonnes of plastic were consumed by Australians and only 320,000 tonnes of these plastics were recycled­­­. Once in the recycle bin it begins to make its journey around the world. With China’s decision to no longer accept the world’s recycled waste, countries have been left scrambling to create...

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Spring Cleaning for a Cleaner Planet

Spring Cleaning for a Cleaner Planet

Nothing feels quite as satisfying as coming home to a clean home! With Spring finally on the way its time to restore, recycle, refresh and clean away all the winter worries. Previously, spring cleaning involved committing a number of environmental offences. Traditional cleaners made it nearly impossible to clean with little environmental impact. From nasty chemicals and toxins to single-use wipes and non-recyclable/single use plastic bottles there were few options available for an eco-friendly clean. However, fast-forward and the number of eco-friendly products and non-toxic liquids available will make your spring clean friendlier on your home and the planet. Here...

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