Be Inspired Blog — Zero Waste

7 Easy Ways to be More Sustainable

Posted by Rebecca Kempson on

7 Easy Ways to be More Sustainable

This month, Melbourne is hosting a Sustainable Living Festival with many events in the city and beyond. We have decided to get on board as well! Not that we weren't all about sustainable living before, but this month we are taking on the challenge to be a lot more mindful about what The Fair Trader team sends to landfill. In Australia about 40% of our waste is discarded into landfill, and of that, around 60% is organic material (food scraps and garden waste). When organic waste decomposes it releases a greenhouse gas called methane. Methane is also released in high concentrations by cows....

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Ten swaps to make this Fairtrade Fortnight for the ethical minimalist

Posted by Bronwyn Newnham on

Ten swaps to make this Fairtrade Fortnight for the ethical minimalist
If you're journeying into minimalism but also want to do your bit to help reduce poverty, then keep reading! There are some easy swaps you can make of day-to-day items that you already buy that will help empower people rather exploit them. It's not about buying more, it's about substituting the products you already purchase for more ethical alternatives.

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Kickstart your Plastic Free July with these zero waste products!

Posted by Bronwyn Newnham on

Kickstart your Plastic Free July with these zero waste products!

Whether you're totally new to reducing your waste or you're a seasoned zero-waster, The Fair Trader can help you on your journey to plastic free living with products that are not only good for the planet, but good for the people that make them too. The Hazelnut Tree Shampoo Bars If you're looking for locally Melbourne-made zero waste shampoo, look no further! We are now stocking The Hazelnut Tree shampoo bars. Each bar is lovingly handmade, poured and cut in Melbourne using all natural plant-based ingredients. The shampoo is palm oil free, and does not contain artificial colours, fragrances or...

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