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    14 Things You Should Do If You Genuinely Give A Shit That The Planet Is Dying

    Or, you know, do nothing and embrace our impending doom. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    1. Get your hands on a reusable coffee cup right now.

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    It's estimated that Aussies toss out one billion coffee cups each year, which is a pretty sobering statistic. Do your bit towards minimising that waste and get yourself a reusable cup — before your next flat white.

    Price: $37.90.

    2. Trade in one-use cling film for reusable beeswax wraps.

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    One of the biggest sources of waste in our homes is the plastic we keep our food in. Beeswax wraps are natural, anti-bacterial alternatives which can replace both cling film and plastic storage containers.

    Price: $25 for four wraps.

    3. Or, if you're vegan, these vegetable wax food wraps.

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    All natural, sustainable and bee-friendly.

    Price: $21.95 for two wraps.

    4. Swap out paper towels for sustainable wipes you can reuse again and again.

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    Breathe a little easier knowing you're doing your bit for Mother Nature.

    Price: $32.80 for six cloths.

    5. Ditch plastic straws for reusable straws.

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    Australians use about 10 million plastic straws every day, which ultimately end up in landfills and oceans around Oz. Pack one of these lil' guys in your handbag and you'll be sipping smoothies guilt-free.

    Price: $19.99 for four straws.

    6. If you haven't already jumped onboard the plastic-free shopping movement, get yourself some eco-friendly shopping bags.

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    These ones are a bargain and they're aesthetic AF, too.

    Price: $24.95 for one large canvas bag and five produce bags.

    7. If you're a parent, consider swapping to reusable diapers.

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    A staggering 3.75 million disposable nappies are used every day in Oz and NZ, which translates to a hell of a lot of shit in our landfills.

    Price: $69.99 for six cloth diapers with two inserts each.

    8. Put your food scraps to good use with an in-kitchen compost bin.

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    The perfect natural fertiliser for your plant babies.

    Price: $49.95.

    9. Stop buying water and get yourself a stainless steel water bottle.

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    It's 2019 and if you're still paying for plastic bottles of water you need to be stopped.

    Price: $21.99.

    10. Buy your pooch compostable poop bags.

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    Your doggo would do it for you.

    Price: $46.99 for 300 bags.

    11. Consider natural, sustainable skincare products, such as this Vitamin C facial cleanser.

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    Beautiful on the inside, beautiful on the outside.

    Price: $60.

    12. Eat less meat — which starts with embracing more plant-based recipes.

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    Deliciously Ella: The Plant-Based Cookbook is the fastest selling vegan cookbook of all time and will have you reconsidering the allure of the humble vegetable.

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    13. Let your clothes air dry more — rather than relying solely on your tumble dryer.

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    And honestly, in Australia, you never really have the excuse of "Oh, but it's just too cold."

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    14. And lastly, consider a water-saving shower head.

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    Our over-used dams will thank you.

    Price: $27.99.

    Whatever you choose to do, do it today. Then tell your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours to do the same. Every little bit helps.

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