Wage your own War on Waste

Get your own cup to keep, a Keepcup. Guilt free coffee on the go in a takeaway cup that doesn’t create tons of waste! Wage your own war on waste, re-use your mug! 

http://www.ecoathome.com.au/Eco-Homewares-Takeaway-Cups/
Disposable coffee cups do not get recycled! Yes they may be paper, but they have a coating on them which makes them coffee proof (without it they would just become a soggy mess) That coating prevents them from being recycled, so every takeaway coffee you get results in a cup going to landfill. Every cup. Every day, 2 or sometimes 3 times a day. Or more on big days 

#notosingleuse #zerowaste #reuse

http://www.ecoathome.com.au/Eco-Homewares-Takeaway-Cups/
Or get yourself a supercool stainless steel insulated cup, the vacuum insulation means your coffee stays hot, almost forever (well, all day pretty much).

Or take 5 and have a sit down in cafe de-stress timeout while you’re at it. It costs no more and you don’t have to wash the cup!​

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Once you’ve got the coffee thing sorted, think about the water bottle issue. There’s more waste to avoid there. Keep away from plastics, go stainless steel or glass.

http://www.ecoathome.com.au/Eco-Homewares-Drink-Bottles/

Stainless steel with bamboo on lid. 

In matt black

http://www.ecoathome.com.au/Eco-Homewares-Drink-Bottles/

Growler’ style is also available.

http://www.ecoathome.com.au/Eco-Homewares-Lunchbox-%26-Snackbox

And there are steel lunchbox options.

http://www.ecoathome.com.au/Eco-Homewares-Takeaway-Cups/

And cups for cold drinks 

http://www.ecoathome.com.au/Eco-Homewares-Takeaway-Cups/

Or smoothie and shake styles

http://www.ecoathome.com.au/Eco-Homewares-Drink-Bottles/

All those choices of colours and sizes, you’ll want to get more than one ! Hahaha. But seriously, get one that has a wide opening so it’s easy to drink from, easy to clean, and you can drop ice blocks in when the heat is on.

http://www.ecoathome.com.au/Eco-Homewares-Drink-Bottles/

And if the teacher allows, glass bottles are great especially if you take juice or flavoured water.

So wage your own war on waste! 

March is Earth Hour time!

Earth Hour

The beginnings of Earth Hour

The first Earth Hour  was celebrated In March 2007 for just one hour in one city, when everybody turned out the lights to show support for reduced energy consumption and cutting carbon emissions.

Beeswax Jam Jar Tealight candles

Cute little jam jar candles lined up ready for EarthHour

Earth Hour went viral!

The idea quickly spread around the world, embraced by people from every nation!

Jam jar candles as table decorations

Beeswax Jam Jar candles are perfect tabletop candles!

A candlelit dinner, a family barbecue or a community get-together all lit by candles or solar lights, are wonderful ways to join in this movement!

Beeswax Jamjar tealight candles

The cutest little jam jar tealight candles made from pure beeswax!

The trend soon extended beyond the hour, entire cities, towns and suburbs switching off for the entire evening!

In keeping with the idea of cutting carbon emmissions (and more importantly for health reasons) the candles you choose to burn should be beeswax candles. (see the reasons for this choice in our earlier blog here)

The new candle released for this EarthHour is the cute and very practical Jam Jar Tealight. The Jam Jar Tealight has a 4 to 4.5 hour burn time, perfect for an entire evening. The Jam Jar Tealight burns clean, the wax melts and fils the jar and the whole lot is burnt in one evening. No mess, no toxins, no cleanup!

When they are finished, you can pop a refill candle in the jar, ready for next time, or just put the glass jar in the recycle bin.

The Jam Jar Candle was designed by QueenB for and with sustainable designer Joost. These delightful candles have been used in the Greenhouse by Joost enviro-restaurants, so they have been thoroughly tested!

Join in, pledge support for Earth Hour, act now!

Join Earth Hour and switch off the lights, it’s a fun and an easy way to join the growing trend; and a great excuse for a party!

Beeswax candles, as provided by nature

Pure beeswax candles are the best!

March is EarthHour time, time to actively do something to cut your carbon emmissions.

EarthHour badgeNow, for 2013, Earth Hour has challenged participants to switch to green power, and so cut back on carbon emmissions all year round.

It’s time to claim back some clean air, cut the pollution, get together with your community, and enjoy this wonderful world!