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Eco Tip: How to make DIY banana peel liquid fertiliser

Banana peels are SUCH a treat for your plants - they're packed with potassium, phosphorus and calcium. So you may have heard about the benefits of using banana skins in your garden, whether in your compost, or even just cut up and sprinkled around the bottom of your plants.

Another great way to extract the beneficial nutrients from banana skins is by making 'banana water'. Also known as banana tea, this organic fertiliser is so simple to make, and a perfect natural tonic for all plants - veggies, flowers and indoor plants too! 

Recipe for banana water - fertilizer for your veggie patch, indoor plants or flowers

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2020 at Crema Joe - the year that was!

What a year it has been at Crema Joe. Like many small Melbourne businesses, it has been a challenging time on many levels - full of highs and lows. Somehow, amongst the disruption to 'business as usual' we are grateful to have also achieved so much, and with your help and support, we feel proud and blessed to continue to be part of the difference. Here's our 2020 wrap up!
Piers & Kayla Mossuto of Crema Joe launch plastic recycling social enterprise in Melbourne

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8 items you shouldn't put in your recycling bin

Determining whether items should go in your trusty red or yellow bin can certainly be tricky business at times! While many of us are full of great intentions, the unfortunate truth is that numerous items we wishfully throw into our recycling bins end up doing a lot more harm than good. A misplaced non-recyclable rubbish item not only ends up in landfill, but can also contaminate a range of recyclables, taking them all down with it. 

When reusable alternatives aren't an option, it's vital that we remain informed about what we can and cannot throw into our recycling bins. Now more than ever, it is so important that we keep our recycling facilities running as seamlessly as possible! So can it be recycled, and if not, what can we do? Let's find out!

 

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How to make a planet-friendly coffee with your Lavazza A Modo Mio or Lavazza Blue machine

We all know that reusing is not only economical, but also helps us to substantially reduce our impact on our precious planet. We're always on the hunt for ways to help coffee lovers reduce their waste, and these accessories for popular Lavazza® machines do just that!

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Refillable coffee pods for Nespresso: Reusable steel lids vs recyclable lids

We're living in a time where more and more eco-friendly brewing options are emerging - consumers are becoming so much more environmentally conscious, and are seeking out alternatives to reduce their coffee machine waste! So it's not surprising that it can be a little overwhelming when switching from disposable, single-use pods to reusables, especially when there are so many 'green' options to choose from.

So to help get you well on your way to brewing a guilt-free cuppa, we've put together this handy comparison guide! Here are our top three considerations when choosing the best reusable coffee pod for your needs.

 

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