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Did you know that bread is the most common foods thrown out at home? I bought a fancy loaf of artisan pumpkin bread recently and noticed that despite careful storage, it went dry in a couple of days...
Energy efficient light bulbs (otherwise known as compact fluorescent light bulbs or CFL's ) contain a small amount of mercury which is a toxic metal and every product containing mercury should be...
It's an interesting and thorny issue. Planet Green had a post about managing a relationship with someone with different environmental standards than you, but what if it's your housemate...
I got given a Hughie plastic sink about 2 years ago as part of a sustainability course I did when I moved to Melbourne. I was pretty chuffed to receive it as, being from the UK, I was used to using a...
Use very ripe tomatoes for the best flavour. If you can afford to buy good quality vinegar, such as apple cider vinegar, do so. Otherwise you can just use cheap white vinegar but it will give your...
Ever moved into a new neighbourhood and after 6 months realised that you haven't even meet your neighbours? Even in an apartment block where there is only a thin wall separating you from your...
Food waste is a big problem in many homes, throwing away uneaten food wastes money and depletes natural resources. We've featured a series of articles on ways to reduce food waste such as...
I was really excited to find out about the new Take Out With Out Campaign, directed at reducing the use of unnecessary plastics and packaging with take out food. They have the very sensible creed:...
A neighbour left a big box of lemons out for passers-by to help themselves to. It's one of the things I really like about our neighbourhood. I often leave our rosemary or other herbs for the...
Cooking large quantities of food is great when you're time poor. Unfortunately it is all too easy to forget about the leftovers and leave them languishing in the back of the fridge. A big problem...