Looking for a sustainable alternative to all those disposable baby essentials? This pioneering Aussie company can help

Written by Kate Le Gallez

Anyone with a baby knows that they come with a lot of stuff. Stuff that you (and baby) apparently “need”. Stuff that’s too often good for only one use, made from plastic and involves an indecipherable list of ingredients with a bewildering number of syllables.

Since 2000, Nature’s Child has been on a mission to help parents simplify, by offering only the essentials, made from the purest ingredients in a way that’s friendly to our earth. And they don’t waste your time or theirs on the optional extras.

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Swap to these plastic-free dish brushes and help reduce landfill while empowering Sri Lankan women

Written by Koren Helbig

Elephant poop. It’s not the kind of thing one often pauses to ponder. Yet for Kim Good, elephant dung – and, more specifically, paper ingeniously made from the stuff – was the unlikely source of a major career change.

Rewind about a decade and the Sydney entrepreneur was becoming increasingly frustrated with Australia’s obsession with single-use plastics. During a visit to Sri Lanka, she spotted locals making paper from upcycled crap; elephants are vegetarian, so their dung is full of grass and other plant fibres that can be washed and made into paper, saving trees.

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Sick of all that disposable plastic? Use these genius reusable food and drink containers instead

Written by Koren Helbig

Imagine helping to advocate for grand social change every single day just by switching the types of food and drink containers you use.

Sound a touch far-fetched? Well, that’s the exact idea behind Klean Kanteen, a family-owned Californian company that created the world’s first reusable stainless steel water bottle back in 2004.

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Listen up, menfolk: this Aussie beardman is hand-crafting the nation’s first organic beard oils and and hair waxes

Written by Koren Helbig

Grand ideas can sometimes emerge from the unlikeliest of places. For David Rafter, the catalyst for an Australian-first business was the decision to grow a fairly impressive beard.

Problem was, that grand beard irritated his skin a little, so David went hunting for a soothing oil. Already a staunch vegan, he was keen to buy ethical and sustainable products, but the search repeatedly came up empty.

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This completely reformulated range of natural cleaning products is 100% organic – and affordable, too

Written by Koren Helbig

Housework is generally about as enjoyable as watching paint dry, but it’s somehow even worse when you’ve blown loads of cash on overpriced “natural” cleaning products – which often aren’t even fully organic – just to avoid the chemical nasties in most supermarket brands.

Which is why Organic Clean’s range of recently reformulated natural cleaning products are so worth celebrating.

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