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E tū is turning festival waste into everyday bags
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E tū is turning festival waste into everyday bags

It may be hard to believe but there was once a time when camp gear cost a pretty penny because it was made from rugged materials and built to last. These days, you can pick up a two person tent for as little as $12. The availability of low-cost camping equipment coupled with the rise in summer music festivals has created a perfect storm with a report from Green Music Australia revealing that one in five attendees at Falls Festival, Party in the Paddock and Unify purchased a new tent for the festival and that punters were four times more likely to abandon it if their friend did it too. While it's indeed a bleak scenario, there is a glimmer of hope – Melbourne's E tū is turning the tide on festival waste and transforming discarded tents into everyday bags. more

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Brisbane's next boom areas – five under-the-radar suburbs on the rise
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Brisbane’s next boom areas – five under-the-radar suburbs on the rise

Sure, there’s a lot that can be said about Brisbane’s inner suburbs. Cafes, bars, restaurants – we get it, there’s a lot to do. That being said, often the true gems are located a bit further out from the CBD. Several of Brisbane’s outer suburbs are quickly becoming covetable spots to live and play, with a raft of family-friendly amenities, dining destinations and cultural landmarks bolstering each region’s profile. We’ve compiled a hit list of Brisbane suburbs on the rise – each well worth a visit for a day or a lifetime. more

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Win the war on waste at your place with Zero Co cleaning products
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Win the war on waste at your place with Zero Co cleaning products

Unless you've been living under a gigantic rock for the last decade, it's pretty likely you're across the devastating impact single-use plastic is having on the world, from chocking our oceans to harming plants and wildlife. Something has to change and if you're on board and keen to rid your home of single-use plastic, say hello to Zero Co. The Australian-based start-up is calling on all Aussies to help fund the first production of a range of planet-friendly, plastic-busting household products. more

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Take a peek inside some of Brisbane's iconic spaces during Brisbane Open House
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Take a peek inside some of Brisbane’s iconic spaces during Brisbane Open House

If your work day commences when you step foot in the office, you're pretty lucky. More likely, it begins the second you open your eyes – checking emails and making phone calls on the commute to work in an effort to tick off another couple of things on the never ending to-do list. The trade-off for all of this increased efficiency is that often, we miss the journey completely. Think about it, how many times have you arrived at work with absolutely no recollection of the trip? If you're guilty of it (we all are), Brisbane Open House is the perfect opportunity to stop, observe and appreciate some of the amazing architecture and stunning spaces that make this fine city of ours so unique. more


The Locals Next week: A BRISBANE LOCAL

Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson
The world is changing so fast, and your time has come. Be clever, frugal and optimistic ... ~ Pamela Easton and Lydia Pearson more
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Drive into the future – Mercedes-Benz Brisbane debuts its brand-new riverside lifestyle precinct
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Drive into the future – Mercedes-Benz Brisbane debuts its brand-new riverside lifestyle precinct

Since we first wrote about it back in 2016, we have been waiting with bated breath for Mercedes-Benz Brisbane to unveil its mammoth new lifestyle precinct at Breakfast Creek Wharf. The waterfront haven is set to redefine auto dealerships, bringing together not only a place to check out the merchandise, but also to experience the full luxe lifestyle that comes with owning a Merc. Well, the wait is over – as of Thursday August 1, Mercedes-Benz Brisbane will officially open its brand-new home to the public. Prepare for futuristic technology, world-class dining and so much more. more

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Hyde and Central style – Brisbane is set to gain its largest public park in 50 years
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Hyde and Central style – Brisbane is set to gain its largest public park in 50 years

Brisbane has steadily built quite the reputation as a green city, and it seems that we’re not stopping with the current abundance of lush inner-city spaces to enjoy our amazing natural environment. Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has announced plans with Brisbane City Council to turn the current site of the Victoria Park Golf Course into a massive public park. Following in the footsteps New York’s Central Park and London’s Hyde Park, the ambitious project will be the largest of its kind that our city has seen in more than 50 years. more