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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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Plastic Pollution In Our Laundry

Plastic Pollution In Our Laundry

Staying warm during the winter usually means grabbing your polar fleece jacket or a fluffy jumper, however these are the latest culprits in the aquatic micro-plastics disaster. Aquatic Micro-plastics Aquatic micro-plastics are created from the tiny threads, beads and shreds from our clothing. Only 5mm in length, they make up nearly 94% of the plastic pollution in our oceans. And although majority of these micro-plastics come from bigger items such as fishnets and plastic bags that have broken down overtime, fibres that have leaked from our washing machines is significantly adding to this disaster. In a recent study done by the...

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Do you need to clean your washing machine?

Do you need to clean your washing machine?

CHANGE | WASHING MACHINE CLEANING TABLETS  It might seem counterintuitive to clean you washing machine, however there are several reasons why cleaning your washer is an effective way to prevent a build up of germs, limescale and odours. You may have typed into Google ‘easy ways to clean your washing machine’ or ‘can you clean your washing machine with dishwashing tablets’ and don’t worry CHANGE has combined both the ease and convenience of using a tablet cleaner. Why should you clean your washing machine? We rely on our washer to clean clothes, towels and linen and so to keep it...

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