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How to recycle ... Lever Arch Files

How to recycle ... Lever Arch Files

Before trying to Recycle:  Reuse, eg put a new label on the spine & reuse

To Recycle:  If they are made from cardboard – separate the metal lever arch panel from the binder, put both parts in the recycling bin. If they are made from plastic or are plastic covered &nd

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How to recycle ... Plastic Pens

How to recycle ... Plastic Pens

Before Recycling:  Reuse - replace the refill if possible and continue to maximise the life of the pen body. You should be able to get a long life from the body.

To Recycle:  Theoretically hard plastic pen bodies could be recycled, but in practice this doesn’t tend to happen at

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How to recycle ... Soft Plastics

How to recycle ... Soft Plastics

Soft plastics such as plastic bags, magazine wrap, newspaper wrap and food packaging have long been the least recycled plastics and the most likely to end up in landfill in Australia.

Australians use nearly 4 billion plastic bags a year, that's over 10 million new bags being used every day. Almost all of this plastic is disposed of in landfill sites throu

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How to Store your mixed Oil Paints

How to Store your mixed Oil Paints

A common question Leah at Natural Earth Paints gets is.... "After mixing up a large batch of Earth Oil Paint, how do I keep it wet for a long period?"

This answer could also apply to any oil paints that you use. Here are a few options (the first is Leah’s favorite)...

  1. At the

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Inspirational use of our Enviro Document Boxes!

Inspirational use of our Enviro Document Boxes!

We recently supplied plain brown recycled Enviro Boxes for the 2013 CEO NSW Indigenous Education Conference held in Wollongong. The folder/boxes were then hand-painted by some of the Aboriginal Education Assistants that work in local schools. The idea was to have an original piece of art that was also unique, done by an Indigenous artist (although a few of them would say they are not arti

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Just because it's Brown, doesn't mean it's Recycled!

Just because it's Brown, doesn't mean it's Recycled!

Many customers come to our store because they are looking for Australian Made recycled brown paper for menus, invitations, cards, swing tags and more. This is what we supply. Recycled paper saves trees, energy and water and reduces waste going to landfill. But, from enquiries that we receive at BuyEcoGreen it’s obvious that there’s a lot of confusion about that other

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Just because it’s a ‘Cello Bag’ doesn’t mean it’s made from real Cellophane

Just because it’s a ‘Cello Bag’ doesn’t mean it’s made from real Cellophane

Many customers come to our store because they are looking for biodegradable see-through bags instead of plastic bags. They need the bags for selling greeting cards with envelopes, to package spices, or soaps, or cookies, and much more. We supply genuine cello bags made from biodegradable cellophane. Cellophane bags are made from pure plant cellulose, usually from wood fibre, but they can

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Natural Earth Face Painting Tips

Natural Earth Oil Painting Guide

Natural Earth Oil Painting Guide

Solvents such as turpentine, paint thinner, mineral spirits, and varnish emit toxic Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) as they dry. When poured down the sink, they send harsh toxins into our water supply. They also continue to off-gas from your finished paintings. The use of solvents as a paint thinner and brush cleaner is a relatively recent development in art history. Instead of solvents

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New to the Shop: Amodex Ink and Stain Remover; Safe and Effective

New to the Shop: Amodex Ink and Stain Remover; Safe and Effective

Sometimes we all end up with ink, marker pen, crayon, or other inks on our clothes, shirt pockets, carpets and rugs, kitchen benches, floors, pillows, and more. When you need a safe and effective Ink Remover you can't go past Amodex, the top selling Ink and Stain remover in the US. Made by a family business for the past 60 years and endorsed or recommended by leading pen manufactu

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