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Are Australian Food Labels Up To Scratch?

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 9 March, 2015

This is a guest blog by Zoe Bingley-Pullin – celebrity nutritionist and chef, who currently appears on Channel 10’s hit TV show Good Chef Bad Chef. Her philosophy is all about eating for a better lifestyle. It’s about enjoying food, being...

13 quotes by women that will inspire you to save the world

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 7 March, 2015

Happy International Women’s Day! Women around the world do incredible things every day – but today, on International Women’s Day, we’re making a special effort to celebrate and applaud the tireless work of women to overcome injustice and work...

13 everyday items you didn’t know you could recycle

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 6 March, 2015

In an ideal world, it’d be easy to recycle everything we didn’t need. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple – but these 13 tips will make it a little easier to recycle more. Even if you were part of the generation of Australians who had ‘reduce,...

REVEALED: What your food packaging isn’t telling you…

Blog entry by Penny Mercoulia | 5 March, 2015

Australia is a lucky country. We have a beautiful climate, rich oceans, vast forests and healthy food. But when it comes to food packaging, Australia pales in comparison to other countries. Take a look at what your label isn’t telling you here.

Where did you get those green eggs and ham, Sam?

Blog entry by Penny Mercoulia | 24 February, 2015

Do you ever think of how the chicken or egg ended up on the plate in front of you? There is certainly a long line of events that took place before you picked it up off the supermarket shelf. Here are a few reasons why we should reconsider our...

Have you ever used a REVERSE vending machine? Here’s your chance!

Blog entry by Penny Mercoulia | 23 February, 2015

Incredible news! NSW Premier Mike Baird has officially launched a Container Deposit Scheme for NSW. At an event at Coogee Beach over the weekend, the Premier announced the roll out of 800 reverse vending machines. This means that NSW residents...

Upcycling 101: How to turn your stuff into other stuff

Blog entry by Rashini Suriyaarachchi | 17 February, 2015

Humans have a big problem: we love stuff. The rate at which we’re using the world’s resources is unsustainable – so it’s time we do all we can to tread lightly on the environment. Many Australians are lucky enough to be able to buy stuff. We’ve...

Tackling deforestation – it’s a dirty job but someone’s gotta do it

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 10 February, 2015

Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) had a history of greenwashing – remember its former Rainforest Realities website? When the company launched its zero deforestation pledge in early 2013, there were those who pointed to this history of making big promises...

Queensland election explained: What does this mean for the future of the Great...

Blog entry by Shani Tager | 6 February, 2015

As the tropical state of Australia, Queensland is known for its summer storms. We’re used to it being hot and steamy one day and raining buckets the next. This summer, though, was particularly crazy, and the Queensland election last weekend...

6 reasons the Great Barrier Reef needs you to divest right now

Blog entry by Greenpeace Australia Pacific | 5 February, 2015

1. The plot is cliché It’s like something from a James Bond script where an evil villain decides to dig up a massive amount of coal and detonate one of the world’s largest carbon bombs in order to make money for a company with a very dodgy...

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