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Top 10 Leftover Recipes to Reduce Food Waste

Top 10 Leftover Recipes to Reduce Food Waste

 We’ve all got food that is leftover at some stage or another. Whether it be using up half a zucchini or avoiding composting those vegetable skins (yes, you can eat pumpkin skins - read on). Making use of leftovers, food scraps and other ingredients that are sitting...

sustainable-home Give Away

sustainable-home Give Away

$1200+ We have partnered with some seriously AWESOME eco brands for this prize draw to help you on your low waste journey.  Our incredible $1200+ prize consists of: @sustomi - $250 voucher for sustomi.com.au @spottedquoll - $213 worth homewares product: large and...

Our Best and Favourite Reusable Coffee Cup Alternatives

Our Best and Favourite Reusable Coffee Cup Alternatives

Why we should use reusable coffee cups Did you know that most coffee cups can’t be recycled? Most paper-based cups are lined with a polyethylene membrane, meaning they are not recyclable, and are not biodegradable! According to Sustainability Victoria, Australians on...

Great Ways to Use Silicone Food Covers in your Kitchen

Great Ways to Use Silicone Food Covers in your Kitchen

What would happen if you stopped using plastic wrap in your household? The good news is, it’s possible, and it’s not going to start a world war. Silicone covers are a great reusable and vegan alternative to cling wrap, and we reckon they have more uses than just...

The Low Waste Way To Enjoy Drinks

The Low Waste Way To Enjoy Drinks

On average, Australians use an estimated 10 million straws per day, adding up to 3.5 billion straws being used per year by Australians alone (Sustainability Victoria, 2020; Clean Up Australia, 2020). So what can we do to reduce the amount of waste straws are creating?...

How to Meal Plan and Work Out What Food You Need

How to Meal Plan and Work Out What Food You Need

Deciding what you need to buy, how much and what to do when you get home I’m a believer in allowing for flexibility and adaptability in life, this includes the food we eat. Sometimes I like planning my meals, sometimes not, but I know when I do plan my meals, it...

SUSTOMi How to guide: Batch Cooking

SUSTOMi How to guide: Batch Cooking

Sometimes, the most stressful part of the day can be preparing dinner. You’re tired, possibly rushed, if you have kids they’re likely playing up – it can all be a little overwhelming! One of the best ways to reduce stress is to always have something on hand to serve...

Episode 009: A Guide to Zero Waste Shopping

Episode 009: A Guide to Zero Waste Shopping

Bronwyn Kidd (00:04): Hi there and welcome to the life freshly sorted podcast. I'm Bronwyn Kidd, the creator of SUSTOMi, and this is the show where I'll be bringing you some of the latest, greatest ideas, stories, resources, and some of the most interesting...

Simple Ways to Reduce Plastic Waste in your Bathroom

Simple Ways to Reduce Plastic Waste in your Bathroom

The kitchen is often the first place in the home where we start to reduce plastic waste and rightly so! But the bathroom is also often full of unnecessary plastic waste. Think about all those bottles – shampoo, conditioner, body wash, skin care, hair products, the...

6 Simple Ways To Go Low-Tox in Your Beauty Routine

6 Simple Ways To Go Low-Tox in Your Beauty Routine

Green is the way to go! One of the latest trends that are really worth following is a low-tox, sustainable and natural beauty routine. It’s amazing for you, everyone around you, as well as for the environment. Who says that you can’t take care of your skin concerns while also exploring natural beauty? With these simple tips, we want to encourage you to choose what’s best in the long term.

Episode 001: How much impact can a sustainable toothbrush have?

Episode 001: How much impact can a sustainable toothbrush have?

Bronwyn Kidd (00:04): Hi, and welcome to the life freshly sorted podcast. I'm Bronwyn Kidd, the creator of SUSTOMi, and this is the show where I'll be bringing you some of the latest, greatest ideas, stories, resources, and some of the most interesting conversations...

5 Easy Steps to Low-Waste Living

5 Easy Steps to Low-Waste Living

Looking around at the state of the world, it’s clear that we can’t go on treating our planet and our bodies the way we have been. Our planet is sick and so are we. Brain fog, fatigue, skin issues and more are so common now. There are many things we can do about this,...

Low-Waste Gift Wrapping with Furoshiki

Low-Waste Gift Wrapping with Furoshiki

It’s officially gift-wrapping season! One of the best parts about the holidays is wrapping gifts for loved ones. But if you’ve ever had to fill a bin with wrapping paper and ribbon, you know how much waste is involved! In Australia alone, we use (and throw out) over...

5 Hacks to Try for Sustainable Travel

5 Hacks to Try for Sustainable Travel

It can be very tricky to travel remote parts of Australia and be completely waste-free.
I’m not going to pretend to be perfect – rather I’d say we are waste aware. We are now seasoned travellers and have learnt from our time abroad that things aren’t always going to be perfect, but we know to recognise when we slip up and how to make changes for next time.

A Perfect Banana Bread

A Perfect Banana Bread

Banana Bread is the perfect mid-morning snack with a hot cup of tea on a chilly day!
We adapted a recipe from David Herbert’s Complete Perfect Recipes to make it Gluten Free.

Meet Shuh Lee, the artist behind Dreams

Meet Shuh Lee, the artist behind Dreams

Dreaming of how you want your world to look, or how happy a fridge full of gorgeous colours and feel-good designs will make you feel? When deciding on our next artist collaboration for our designer beeswax wrap range, we knew fun and vibrance were essential characteristics.

We talk to Shuh about dreams, our limited-edition Beeswax Wrap print collaboration.

Keeping food fresh with Silicone Covers

Keeping food fresh with Silicone Covers

Every day we make hundreds of choices, most we don’t even realise we’re making.  How many of your choices are about reducing your waste?

SUSTOMi is here to help you with reducing your waste, save time, effort and money.  This week’s focus is on our Silicone Covers, how and when to use them and the waste you’ll reduce by making a very easy swap out. 

Let’s get realistic about your waste: a guide to planning your shopping trips for minimal waste.

Let’s get realistic about your waste: a guide to planning your shopping trips for minimal waste.

A WASTE-NOT GUIDE TO YOUR WEEKLY SHOP: SAVE MONEY, TIME AND WASTE-GUILT! 
Our waste issue is totally overwhelming at first.  Think about the fact that all the plastic you’ve ever used is STILL on our earth, out there somewhere.  Erin Rhodes is taking a realistic approach to the waste issue we’re facing, especially food waste and food packaging waste. 

Eva McKinley – The Last Straw

At first, Eva thought that swapping single use straws with biodegradable straws was the answer, when she realised that a biodegradable option was not the best solution to her sustainable concerns, The Last Straw was born.  

How to keep your garden bee friendly

How to keep your garden bee friendly

On their journey from garden to garden, each bee visits between fifty and one hundred flowers on a single trip, collecting nectar and pollen. A single bee’s forage produces around one twelfth of a teaspoon of honey in their lifetime … which doesn’t seem that much!
And yet, there is always a great supply of honey countrywide; our bees are certainly busy. How can you to keep your garden bee friendly?

zero waste camping challenges when bushwalking in Tasmania

zero waste camping challenges when bushwalking in Tasmania

How do you approach Zero Waste when you’re out walking or camping? At Easter we made the most of the public holiday weekend and headed out on one of the best hikes in Tasmania.  Located in the Tasmanian highlands the Walls of Jerusalem is an old and elegant alpine...

Behind the Design: Introducing Our Newest Print From Local Tasmanian Artist Christina Graham

Behind the Design: Introducing Our Newest Print From Local Tasmanian Artist Christina Graham

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at Sustomi? Local Artist Christina Graham introduces you to her newest print; Tropical Fronds!
With the release of our newest Beeswax Wrap Pattern, we’re giving you a unique insight into our design process. At Sustomi we’re passionate about waste reduction and helping our community live waste free but, we also feel that Zero Waste should be stylish!

Zero Waste Origami Picnic

Zero Waste Origami Picnic

Origami boxes are a fun, creative way to use you Sustomi beeswax food wraps! At our Saturday market stall we share tips and ideas for using your wraps at home. One idea is to fold your wrap to create a bowl or box for snacks. Origami boxes are great for sharing summer picnics or barbeques with friends. If you are heading to the park or beach you can also fold your wrap to create a pouch. A pouch can be a great way to share fresh fruit with friends or to transport biscuits for an afternoon snack. In this blog we’ll show you step by step instructions for you to make your own origami box or pouch with your beeswax food wraps! You can fold your wraps in many creative ways, here are just our top two ideas for keeping your food fresh and delicious!

Guide to RECYCLING at home: An OVERVIEW

Guide to RECYCLING at home: An OVERVIEW

You’ve watched War On Waste, you’ve read the news and now you are ready to make your contribution to helping our society move towards Zero Waste. An easy way to get started is to recycle at home. We’ve helped you get started by comping information from the council, local recycling depots and our own personal experience to help you get your recycling sorted by looking at the three main recyclables: paper and cardboard, glass and plastic.