Talking Rubbish

Our household has begun to make some changes regarding a whole lot of rubbish. The results from our first family conversation regarding the amount of plastic ending up in the oceans was a unanimous decision to be part of the solution and not add to the problem. We are on a journey to: – Instil more responsible behaviour with Reducing our consumption – Reuse what we can – Recycling even more than we do now – Upcycle or Repurpose inspiring finds along the way…
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|| #DIY - IT'S a (BEES WAX) WRAP || Step by step instructions on how to make your own Bees Wax Wrap.

|| #DIY - IT'S a (BEES WAX) WRAP || Step by step instructions on how to make your own Bees Wax Wrap.

|| Your Sustainable Lifestyle Checklist - A Universal Perspective || conversationswithmysister.com.au

|| Your Sustainable Lifestyle Checklist - A Universal Perspective || conversationswithmysister.com.au

It was many years ago that Mum introduced us to the simple concept of a Rubber Band Ball, so it is thanks to her that we have this (constantly growing) collection. While they are accumulating in our kitchen drawer they aren’t posing any potential harm to our environment or ending up tangled around, or swallowed … Continue reading »

3 Easy Steps to Making a Rubber Band Ball - conversations with my sister

|| CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY || Did you know Clean Up Australia Day has become the Nation’s largest community-based environmental event? The founder, Ian Kiernan, is an ‘average Australian bloke’, builder by trade and passionate solo yachtsman. It was during the 1987 BOC Challenge Solo Round-the-World Yacht Race, Ian witnessed first hand the effect our pollution is having in … Continue reading »

Did you know Clean Up Australia Day has become the Nation's largest community-based environmental event?

Summer 2012 - Find out why this is personally the most inspiring issue I've read so far...

Summer 2012 - Find out why this is personally the most inspiring issue I've read so far.

Recycling 2017 - Some new recycling opportunities you may not have heard of either

|| Meet 3 Eco-Heroes ||  The three amazing Australians you will meet today have gathered a team, taken action and together are giving us the tools needed to take a stand against unwanted pollution in our environment.

|| Meet 3 Eco-Heroes || The three amazing Australians you will meet today have gathered a team, taken action and together are giving us the tools needed to take a stand against unwanted pollution in our environment.

|| MASDAR CITY SUSTAINABILITY FESTIVAL || Last weekend the residents of Abu Dhabi were invited to Masdar City, one of the world’s most sustainable eco-cities, as the doors opened for its annual two day street festival.

Last weekend the residents of Abu Dhabi were invited to Masdar City, one of the world’s most sustainable eco-cities, as the doors opened for its annual two day street festival.

|| OPPORTUNITIES. CHALLENGES. SOLUTIONS. #PFJ2015 || Find out what I learnt participating in Plastic Free July while on holidays in New Zealand...

- conversations with my sister

|| 5 REGULAR ACTS OF KINDNESS - GOOD FOR THE PLANET and GOOD FOR YOU || Discovering that by taking responsibility and looking after our planet is actually full of personal rewards as well  … Continue reading »

5 Regular Acts of Kindness - Good For The Planet and Good For You! - conversations with my sister


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It was many years ago that Mum introduced us to the simple concept of a Rubber Band Ball, so it is thanks to her that we have this (constantly growing) collection. While they are accumulating in our kitchen drawer they aren’t posing any potential harm to our environment or ending up tangled around, or swallowed … Continue reading »

3 Easy Steps to Making a Rubber Band Ball - conversations with my sister

Summer 2012 - Find out why this is personally the most inspiring issue I've read so far...

Summer 2012 - Find out why this is personally the most inspiring issue I've read so far.

|| WHY? HOW? - REUSING PLASTIC BAGS || Many of you who are reading these weekly posts are possibly wondering - ‘Why has Shea become so passionate with saying NO to plastic bags?’ Those who start with WHY never manipulate, they inspire. And people follow them not because they have to; they follow because they want to. Simon Sinek. This image … Continue reading »

Many of you who are reading these weekly posts are possibly wondering - 'Why has Shea become so passionate with saying NO to plastic bags?

|| DAY #1 of SUCCESSFUL PLASTIC BAG-FREE SHOPPING - CHECK || All this research is inarguably pointing to ridding our home of plastic bags. Today is shopping day, so I have pulled out the reusable shopping bags from the back of the pantry and set off to buy our Fruit and Veg. Over the last week I have had many … Continue reading »

Day of Successful Plastic Bag-Free Shopping - Check! - conversations with my sister

|| OUR FIVE YEAR OLD ENVIRONMENTALIST || A Clean Beach Initiative Take3 is the non-profit organisation challenging us to pick up (and responsibly dispose of) three pieces of rubbish, every time you leave a beach or a waterway. This organisation, started by Tim Silverwood and his buddies, reminds us there is an action we can all take – … Continue reading »

Our Five Year Old Environmentalist - conversations with my sister

|| THE GREAT PLASTIC BAG STOCKTAKE || The day I realised just how many plastic bags I had in our home. Not a great start for someone who thought they were an environmentally conscious citizen. Time to #bethechange … Continue reading »

I was busted by my husband as I was unpacking my groceries earlier this week. "I can't believe you bought tomatoes in all that plastic packaging?

|| CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY || Did you know Clean Up Australia Day has become the Nation’s largest community-based environmental event? The founder, Ian Kiernan, is an ‘average Australian bloke’, builder by trade and passionate solo yachtsman. It was during the 1987 BOC Challenge Solo Round-the-World Yacht Race, Ian witnessed first hand the effect our pollution is having in … Continue reading »

Did you know Clean Up Australia Day has become the Nation's largest community-based environmental event?

|| ONLINE GROCERY SHOPPING - PLASTIC BAG-FREE || Did you know South Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territories are the Australian States which already have a ban on Single-use Plastic Bags? So how does this work when you do an online grocery shop … Continue reading »

Did you know South Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territories are the Australian States which already have a ban on Single-use Plastic Bags?

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