Waste not, want not
Australians churn out 540kg of household waste per person, each year. That’s a whopping 10kg for every single person – every single week.
More than ever, it’s time to cut our waste. With a little planning and creativity, the environment and your wallet will be grateful.
- Buying less means wasting less. Clothing, household items, general stuff – ask yourself whether you really need it.
- It takes up to 30 years for a disposable coffee cup to degrade, and most aren’t recyclable due to the plastic membrane lining them. Use a reusable cup for your daily coffee fix.
- Many cafes offer a discount for bringing your own cup.
- Learn to love leftovers – if you can’t stomach eating the same casserole three nights in a row, freeze portions of it and eat it down the track.
- Purchase wisely by choosing items that use less packaging – sending a strong message to the suppliers at the same time. When buying fruit and veg, either put them directly into your trolley – rather than plastic bags – or invest in a set of cloth produce bags.
- Buy second hand rather than new. Join the freecycle.org group in your area or hook into a local Buy Nothing Facebook site.
- Ditch the disposable wipes and use cleaning rags to wipe up messes, then stick them in the wash.
The Stranger – Netflix
Bingers beware! It is impossible not to get sucked into The Stranger, an eight-episode British mystery thriller series with twists, turns and subplots galore.
Based on the 2015 Harlan Coben novel, the series starts with a female stranger approaching family man Adam Price with a shocking allegation about his wife Corrine, rattling his seemingly perfect life. After confronting Corrine about the allegation, she disappears, and Adam starts his desperate pursuit for answers.
The stranger who approached Adam holds secrets to many interconnected people. After dropping her bombshells, the repercussions are felt more widely and have a ripple effect with devastating consequences on multiple innocent families.
Bravo for apples
Crunchy and delicious – the dark burgundy Bravo apple is a real gem.
The crisp and tasty apples were bred in Western Australia and are now grown across Australia.
Sweet and juicy, they’ve been ranked Australia’s best tasting apple, and they’re loaded with flavonoids which are good for heart health.
Bravo apples also stay fresher for longer. Tests have shown that a Bravo apple could still have its creamy white flesh seven days after being cut. Bravos are perfect cut up for a lunch box, as part of a fruit platter or salad, or for fussy kids who take just a few bites at a time.
Bravo apples are being picked in many parts of Australia now. You’ll find them wherever good quality fruit is sold. Give them a go!
- Distinctive, dark burgundy skin.
- Great crunch and texture.
- Sweet juiciness.
- Vibrant white flesh, with slowness to brown.
- Long-life storage and freshness.