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Biome Eco Stores

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Display Name: Biome Eco Stores


Current pledges

  1. Use renewable energy
  2. Switch lightbulbs
  3. Plant more trees

Badges Earned

Purchasing: Low impact social and environmental purchasing    Recycle: recycle wherever possible    Vege-friendly: Eat vegatables and grow lots of them    

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Biome Eco Stores - Choose to re-use your water bottle: for the planet, for your health, for your savings
The simple act of filling up your water bottle at home and using it again again, can save in so many ways.
There's no excuse to add to the mountains of disposable plastic water bottles cluttering our planet. You can choose from many high quality, long lasting bottles that look fantastic too!

Not only is the tons of waste an issue, think about how many greenhouse gases are generated by transporting water in bottles from one place to another – even from one country to another. Water straight from your tap at home is cheap and water pipes are the most greenhouse friendly way to transport water.

Whether your bottle is a Klean Kanteen or other stainless steel bottle or a SIGG aluminium bottle with lining or a BPA free plastic water bottle, it is important to stop mould and other deposits forming inside the bottle. Any material kept constantly wet will breed bacteria.

Wash your bottles with warm, soapy water at the end of every day and let the bottle air dry upside down with the top off.

Should any mineral deposits or lime scale form inside, fill your clean bottle with Distilled White Vinegar (no other kind) and let soak for 24 hours. Then rinse the bottle with warm water and one tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda and let dry. Spots inside that look like "corrosion" are most likely a mineral deposit.

We recommend using filtered water where possible. It tastes so much better--but also because water contains different minerals in every area and this may affect what happens inside your bottle.

You can also try SIGG cleaning tablets and specially-designed SIGG cleaning brush on all drink bottles. Please only ever use a soft brush on SIGG so as not to damage the lining. Stainless Steel bottles can handle a hard brush.

While all water bottles are technically dishwasher-safe, we recommend not putting them in a dishwasher. The dishwasher can damage the external paint coating and because most dishwasher powders are caustic, they will eat into the metal. Tops should also not be put through the dishwasher because extreme heat expands and deteriorates the plastic.

Never freeze a water bottle as metal can split even with only a little water inside. Trust us, we have seen many bottles that expanded and split. Water does not always expand in a predictable direction!   For more about how to clean your water bottle.

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Posted 16.03.10, 2:07 pm

NACC Sustainability-People - Hi .... thanks for so consistently sending me the good oil on your products and the great presence you have around the place. It will be great to see your most recent GSS as a final take for the Cluster program. Cheers, Howard
Posted 13.03.10, 11:12 am

Biome Eco Stores - Towing my new plastic-bag saving shopping trolley, I finally made it to the Kelvin Grove Urban Village Markets this weekend to pick up some locally grown fruit and veg. 

An extension of the West End flea markets, The Village Markets run each Saturday morning from 6am - 1pm.  There were lots of great stalls, with many offering gourmet produce and fruit and vegetables from surrounding farms.

I bought an amazing organically grown lettuce for only $2!  The grower told me how she achieves hydroponic lettuces with no chemicals, including using natural predators from a company called "Bugs for Bugs" (cute).  Plus, a lof of organic bread baked right there in a mobile clay oven.

As always, loved using my Onya weigh reusable fruit and vegetable bags for a plastic-bag free shop.

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Posted 14.09.09, 9:49 am

Biome Eco Stores - One of the actions our eco friendly store takes to reduce waste going to landfill, is to donate reusable things to the fantastic co-op Reverse Garbage in West End.  We wrote a story on our blog about how this can sometimes be a "continuous loop of recycling".

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Posted 01.09.09, 10:33 am