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    ISDS Provisions – Just Say No Australia!

    On 04.02.2014 by Tracey Tipping

    Its not all that often that shifts in Australia's Trade policy keep me up at night, but while flicking through my Facebook newsfeed late one night last September (as you do!) I stumbled across a shocking article that had been posted by The Australia Institute - "Abbott: Open for Business - And Multinational Lawsuits" by [...]

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    Why I Marched Against Monsanto!

    On 08.07.2013 by Tracey Tipping

    A few weeks ago, I attended my first ever protest against the actions of an individual corporation and, given Monsanto's current involvement in our global agricultural system, I am so glad that I was part of this peaceful protest in my local area of Hobart (Tasmania, Australia).
    So, Who is Monsanto and Why Should I Care?
    You [...]

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    Envirosax - 10 Things I Love

    On 20.05.2013 by Tracey Tipping

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    Its really scary to think that Australians use 4 billion single-use plastic bags each year, which is almost 10 million new bags each day! [1] So, while its never been more important to reduce our plastic bag consumption than it is now, I thought it was high time I revisited [...]

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    Top 5 Tips for Avoiding Bisphenols (incl. BPA & BPS)

    On 13.05.2013 by Tracey Tipping

    If hiding in a cave isn't an option for you (!!), then here are my top 5 tips on avoiding the Bisphenol group of chemicals (including BPA):
    1. Don't Eat Canned Foods
    Canned foods are lined with an epoxy resin that contains BPA to ensure that the internal contents don't come into contact with the metal.
    Unfortunately, there [...]

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    BPA + the New Bisphenols - BPS & BPF!

    On 09.05.2013 by Tracey Tipping

    While doing my usual round of BPA research last week, I was pretty stunned to learn that some companies are now replacing BPA with other chemicals from the Bisphenol family (oh, no there's a family of them!!) - primarily BPF and BPS.
    New Study on BPA & the Other Bisphenols
    A study published last week in the [...]

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    Seventh Generation - 10 Things I Love!

    On 27.01.2013 by Tracey Tipping

    I first stumbled upon Seventh Generation while living in Canada almost 9 years ago now and instantly fell in love with this awesome natural cleaning products brand. So, here are the top 10 things I love most about Seventh Generation...
     
    1. Awesome Name & Mission - Caring for the Next Seven Generations!
    What's not to love? [...]

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    Ergobaby - The Baby Carrier That Changed My Life!!!!

    On 11.10.2012 by Tracey Tipping

    Okay, I'll admit its an outrageously big title but every so often an organic baby product comes along that makes such an amazingly big difference in your life that its hard to imagine how you would have managed without it, and for me it was the Ergobaby organic carrier.
    Before I can talk about the Ergobaby [...]

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    Aerobin - Creating Awesome Compost!

    On 04.10.2012 by Tracey Tipping

     
     
    Well, spring has finally sprung and what better time of year to get your garden into shape than by starting an Aerobin home composting system!
    Its pretty incredible to think that up to 50% of household waste that is destined for landfill is actually composed of organic materials. When organic materials decompose in landfill without air [...]

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    Reusable Bags - Reduce Plastic Consumption Today!

    On 26.09.2012 by Tracey Tipping

    Plastic Bags in Australia
    It's hard to imagine sometimes just how much plastic you can save by using Reusable Bags, but the stats for Australia are pretty incredible. In fact, every time you choose to use reusable bags instead of single-use plastic shopping bags you are:
    * Helping to reduce the 3.92 billion plastic bags that Australians [...]

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    Has BPA been Banned in Australia?

    On 19.07.2012 by Tracey Tipping

    Despite the multitude of research that has been undertaken on BPA over many years (see the timeline by the Environmental Working Group), it seems that regulators in both Australia and overseas are very cautious about making any adverse health declarations about BPA.
    The presumption seems to be that the chemical is safe unless it can be [...]

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