Tag: sustainableliving Stories

Herberry Bananas
26.10.2020

Herberry Bananas – a true story

Herberry Bananas, sounds like a new superfood? Well maybe that’s what they should be called. And then you have Raspfruits. A fun but true little story to put a smile on your face at we come to the end of 2020.

Is recycling the answer
09.07.2020

Is recycling the answer?

The ever growing problem of plastics requires a solution greater than recycling alone. Is recycling the answer or should we be changing the question? Perhaps the answer lies closer than we think and the question might be what SHOULD we use plastic for, rather than what we shouldn’t?

22.06.2020

We all lose without small business

Small businesses punch way above their weight and do far more for our economy than you might think, locally and nationally. Without them we would lose more than just a shop, our suburbs and towns would be a far different place. COVID19 has been been tough on our local small businesses, so isn’t it time we showed them how much we appreciate all that they do and support them in return. Let’s “Give big – Buy small” for our small business.

01.06.2020

Fair Trade a Job Keeper

Fair Trade meant that the producers of our Eco Max Brushes weren’t alone during the COVID19 crises. Just like the Job Keeper benefits provided by the Australian government, our Fair Trade principles provided wages and security to take some of the stress out of the pandemic.

Feature Image story Smiles
12.03.2020

Smiles at the Eco Max Creche

The creche at our Eco Max Brushes producers factory is 6 months old now and visiting it is always a fabulous experience. See what changes have happened since we last visited as well as some DIY recipes for children’s play activities we tested while we were there.

feature image DIY Toilet gel
30.01.2020

DIY Healthy Cleaning Toilet Gel

The best No Tox DIY Toilet Gel recipe that we have made, costed, tested and totally love. With all the stickability of a store brought one and none of the hidden environmental downsides to commercial cleaners. Plus you can use it to clean the whole bathroom. We look at why this works and also found out some interesting facts about what’s in toilet cleaners and why you might think twice about buying them.

12.09.2019

Eco Max Premium Brushes

Our new Premium range of Eco Max Brushes make great plastic free statement pieces in your kitchen. Choose from natural fibre pot scourers, dish brush […]

10.01.2020

The Ultimate guide to Cleaning Water Bottles?

Why do some natural cleaning methods work and other don’t and what is best method for my water bottle? Learn why in this Ultimate Guide for cleaning your BYO Bottle.

01.10.2019

Water bottles – A breeding ground for germs?

Do I need to clean my reusable water bottle? You would be surprised at what germs lurk at the bottom of your bottle. But fear not we have made a new Premium Eco Max Bottle Brush especially to fit narrow neck water bottle and in this story of ImportAnts we show you how you can live green without drinking green.

29.04.2019

To Compost or not to compost?

Thought about composting but not sure if it’s right for you? It doesn’t matter if you live in flat or in a house, learn how easy composting really can be.

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!

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.

15.05.2018

Good Wood

Protecting our Forests is a matter of ImportAnts, because they are more than just a collection of trees… So what is Good Wood and why should you care?

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.

14.03.2018

Broom, Broom, Rake…

When is a broom also a rake? When it’s an Eco Max Coconut Palm Broom! It sweeps as well as it rakes. The secret to it incredible abilities is in the natural palm fronds it is made of.

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?

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?

A - Z of produce use
26.10.2017

A – Z of Produce Use

Getting the most from your produce is good for the planet and your purse. Whether it’s storing them or eating them, these EcoMaxHacks will make sure you get the best value and longest life out of the produce you buy.

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.

Eco Max Kitchen Brushes
15.10.2017

11 reasons why coconut is the new black

Renewable, sustainable, carbon neutral and 100 % natural, coconut can replace so many products that are harmful to the environment, read on to discover what you can replace with coconut.

11.10.2017

How often should I clean that?

When it comes to cleaning your household items, we can all be a little slack. Here are the products in your house that you should be replacing or cleaning regularly.

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 […]