Tag: plasticfree Stories

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08.07.2019

perfect imperfection

“We don’t need a handful of people doing Zero Waste perfectly, we need millions of people doing it imperfectly” We so agree. Look at what we have achieved so far and how we can a go one step further.

16.04.2019

Most Frequently Asked Questions? – Body

What Eco Max Brush is right for my skin type? How do I care for my brush? What are the benefits of Dry Body Brushing? These questions and more are answered in this easy Q & A for our Body Brushes.

21.03.2019

Most Frequently Asked Questions? – Kitchen

Can I put my Eco Max Brush straight in the compost bin with the wire still in it? Is coconut fibre naturally anti-bacterial? Can my brush go in the dishwasher? These questions and so many more are answer here in our Q & A Kitchen.

18.01.2019

Our Sinamay Story – a plastic alternative

Finding a plastic free alternative to package our hand-rolled Cook’s and Gardener’s soap was a difficult task. But then we discovered Sinamay and it ticked all our boxes.

31.12.2018

A New Year’s Resolution for the Planet

Often our New Year’s Eve resolutions are a wish list for making improvements in our own life. But isn’t it time we made a New Year’s resolution for the planet!

25.10.2018

“Vegan” – more than just food

When you think of the word “Vegan” most people automatically think of a type of diet that excludes animal products or anything derived from an animal. But Vegan means so much more than just food, it’s a lifestyle choice.

25.09.2018

Flaky Fur Friends

Just like people, our fur friends can suffer from dandruff too. Regular grooming is recommended to combat dandruff in pets, but using the right brush is ImportAnt.

27.08.2018

RECYCLED V SUSTAINABLE

Which is better for the planet, recycling plastics or replacing them with more sustainable natural solutions? We look at the positives and negatives of recycling plastics.

28.06.2018

Fish, Fibres & Food

When fish eat fibres, the fish and the fibres end up on our dinner plate. But there is more to the story!

20.06.2018

Breaking News – Breaking Habits

Now that supermarkets have stopped using single use plastic bags it’s time to learn a new habit. In this story of ImportAnts we see how habits are formed and how easy it is to learn the new BYO Bag Habit.

01.06.2018

Let’s Face It

When you want to feel pampered and look your best it’s easy to be tempted by the latest plastic packaged moisturiser, face scrub, or exfoliant. But there are simpler solutions that are better for the planet.

15.03.2018

So what’s a super-freegan?

No, it’s not a Superhero dumpster diver…but it could be. It’s a little less heroic but there are many reasons why it pays to become one.

12.03.2018

Earth Hour

Earth Hour 2018 is about conversations on the loss of nature around you. To get the conversation started ImportAnts have given you some ideas of things you can do locally. Ideas to connect with others in your community to drive global awareness and action on biodiversity.

Meet the Makers Thimble
14.02.2018

Greed V Good

Trust in our institutions is at an all-time low. Thanks to the growth of social media, it is easier than ever to know when businesses ethical claims do not match our expectations. So what do we expect from businesses today?

22.12.2017

5 minute Detox

Partied too hard? Desperate to get into a healthy routine? Don’t stress! Cleaning up your act does not have to be a punishment for your sins. All it takes is 5 minutes to set yourself up for success, with the wholesome and easy routine… of dry body brushing.

18.12.2017

See the Eco Max Kitchen Scrubber in ACTION!

Nylon scourers wear out quickly and release micro-plastics into our waterways, replace yours with a natural fibre, earth friendly, plastic free Pot Scourer. Want to see how easily the Eco Max Pot Scourer cuts through grease?

18.10.2017

Fairlings interview with Kim Good, Founder of Import Ants

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

10.10.2017

Eff off flakey skin

Been hibernating all winter, is your skin is all flaky and not ready for the summer sun? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there. So here are 6 simple steps for silky smooth skin, just in time for summer and all year round.

4 ways to be more sustainable
09.10.2017

4 Eco-Friendly Habits To Pass Onto Your Kids

Here’s 4 things you can do to make a personal impact on a global issue. Our environment is our responsibility and failing to take care of it is putting your children’s future at risk. It’s time to take matters into your own hands and teach your kids good environmental habits while you’re at it.

02.09.2017

scrub-a-dub-scrub

Cleaning does not have to be complicated. Go back to basics with these chemical free cleaning recipes and our natural household brushes. Some great tips to start your Zero Waste journey.

04.08.2017

OMG! What will I use to line my bin?

How will I line my bin now that there are no more free shopping bags at supermarkets? Try this clever Eco Max Hack, a plastic free way to line your bin.

14.07.2017

microbeads – they’re still out there…

Smaller than a grain of sand and designed to be disposed of down the drain. Microbeads are impossible to filter, so they easily make their way into our waterways and BILLIONS of them do so EVERY. DAY.

30.06.2017

pretty, practical and plastic free

Plastic free household items you won’t want to hide away. When we talk about the environmental impacts of plastic, we tend to focus on the […]

20.06.2017

Not the sexiest of discussions, but an ImportAnt one none the less, because we all own a toilet and have had to clean it at […]

05.06.2017

3 Deadlies – synthetic V natural

We ask Corinne Sparks from Handmade Naturals what her top three deadly synthetics to avoid are and what natural alternatives she uses instead. Corinne was […]

29.05.2017

is your kitchen scourer killing you?

How do the scourers we use everyday impact on our health and the health of our environment ? The simple objects that we use all […]

Eco Max Kitchen Scrubber
11.05.2017

How our Kitchen Scrubber scrubs up…  

As all good cooks know the proof will always be in the pudding. So Import Ants asked one of our customers, avid Thermomix user Brian […]

08.05.2017

5 reasons to switch to natural fibres

Natural vegetable fibres have been used for centuries, way before plastic was even invented. They are longer lasting and have no built in obsolescence, making […]

26.04.2017

6 tips to stop itchy dry legs!!!

Winter dryness is so not fun and it happens to all of us at some point in time. Here are some great tips to stop the scratching and bring back that healthy silky summer feel again.

31.03.2017

How to be Chemical Free

Do you worry about the amount of chemicals in your life? Want to know how to find toxic free alternatives to everyday products? It’s important […]

17.03.2017

  5 ways to make every hour Earth Hour   What started as a symbolic moment in Sydney, when 2.2million people turned off their lights […]

01.02.2017

The Natural Fibres in our Eco Max Brushes

With so many synthetic products in our homes, isn’t it time to go natural? Here is a list of 7 natural organic vegetable fibres that […]

10.01.2017

Fair’s Fair

A beginner’s guide: the 3 ideals that are the basis of Fair Trade. The idea of “Trade not Aid” began way back in the early […]

21.11.2016

Eco Max Kitchen Brushes

The Eco Max Kitchen Range is environmentally-friendly, biodegradable and entirely handmade. They are produced utilising waste products and natural materials that can replace plastics in […]

06.11.2016

5 Benefits of Dry Body Brushing

Dry body brushing is a natural yet effective way to promote soft and healthy skin, but that is not the only benefit… Here are the […]

10.10.2016

Eco Max Household Brushes

Natural, synthetic free cleaning for your home, making a safer environment for you, your family and our world. Handmade from vegetable fibres and sustainable timbers […]

Eco Max Back Brush with cotton strings
10.10.2016

Eco Max Body Brushes

A brush for everybody, whether you are looking for a natural fibre brush for dry body brushing or one to use in the shower, we […]

27.09.2016

10 Principles to Buy By

How you can truly measure if a company is acting ethically or just spinning you Fair Trade wash. Here is a list of the 10 principles […]

15.07.2016

Eco Max Brushes

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07.07.2016

Meet the Makers – Eco Max Brushes

Natural fibres and ethically made, ticks all the boxes. Our Eco Max Brushes are handmade in Sri Lanka by a small family run business that […]

A photograph of the Araliya Community Company
23.06.2016

Meet the Makers – Araliya Community Company

It started when a group of Nuns from Rome began a school for the hearing impaired in Sri Lanka. From these small beginning the Araliya Community Company began.

16.06.2016

Araliya Community Company

This amazing group of women show how with determination and a little help, a fair trade industry can grow from a small idea. Now employed […]