Make your own eco-friendly Beeswax wraps
Join Natasha Odgers from Natural Connections Wax Wraps Workshops and learn how to make your own beeswax wraps. You will be rapt with this sustainable alternative to plastic food wraps. They are washable, freezeable and reusable – plus they look great! This hands-on online event is a fun way to learn a new skill and help out the environment.
- Must use pre-washed 100% cotton
- 1 wax sheet
- coconut oil
- 1 spreading stick
- baking paper
- hand towel
Pre-order a kit with the workshop materials from Wax Wraps Workshop to make five or more wraps with the Do-It-Yourself Wax Wraps Kit.
The kit includes: material for five or more wraps: 1 x 30cm2, 2 x 25cm2, 1 x 18cm2, 1 x 12cm2. All wraps are 100% cotton material.
Supported by Sunshine Coast Council Living Smart program for Plastic Free July.
Plastic Free July
Head to Living Smart for more Plastic Free July activities with tips on how to swap out and choose to reuse.
Reduce plastic at home by:
- Reusable coffee cups, water bottles and straws
- Cotton shopping bags
- Make your own natural cleaning products
- Shop at bulk food stores
- Use reusable food wraps
- Switch to bamboo toothbrushes, combs and brushes
- Ditch single use coffee pods
- Separate and recycle your rubbish
Sunshine Coast Libraries members have borrowed sustainable and green living items 29,196 times! Check out the range of titles on eAudiobook, eBooks and eMagazines available through libraries. Free, anywhere, anytime with your library card.
Reserve these titles and collect from your local library:
- Recycle and remake: creative making activities, information, and ideas that give young eco-warriors the know-how to help the environment by Dorling Kindersley
- How to save the whole stinkin’ planet by Lee Constable
- The less waste no fuss kitchen: simple steps to shop, cook and eat sustainably by Lindsay Miles
- Waste not everyday by Erin Rhodes
- No more rubbish: how to reduce your waste and why you must do it now by Martin Dorey
Libraries love these plastic-free eBooks:
- How to give up plastic: a guide to changing the world, one plastic bottle at a time by Will McCallum
- Plastic-free: how I kicked the plastic habit and how you can too by Beth Terry
- The plastic problem: 60 small ways to reduce waste and help save the earth by Lonely Planet
Libraries love these recycling eBooks:
- 100 things to recycle and make by Fiona Hayes
- 101 ways to go zero waste by Kathryn Kellogg
- The year of less: how I stopped shopping, gave away my belongings and discovered life is worth more than anything you can buy in a store by Cait Flanders
- Waste recycling and energy saving by Justin Healey
- Wear, repair, repurpose: a maker’s guide to mending and upcycling clothes by Lily Fulop
Libraries love these beeswax eBooks:
- Beehive Alchemy: projects and recipes using honey, beeswax, propolis and pollen to make soap, candles, cream, salves and more by Petra Ahnert
- The beeswax workshop: how to make your own natural candles, cosmetics, cleaners, soaps, healing balms and more by Chris Dalziel
- Beekeepers Lab: 52 family-friendly activities and experiments exploring the life of the hive by Kim Lehman
Borrow up to 30 eBooks on your device. To get started download the ePlatform by Wheelers, RBDigital and Libby apps. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password. Need help setting up your device for eBooks? Watch this video tutorial.
Browse these eco-friendly eMagazines:
- Earth Garden – Sustainable living for those seeking a more eco-conscious lifestyle
- Junkies Magazine – Eco lifestyle magazine, focused on reusing, reducing, rethinking and recycling
- Organic NZ – Filled with info to live a healthier lifestyle for you and the planet
- Peppermint Magazine – Green fashion magazine, covering eco and ethical style
- The Eco Living Book – Discover alternative energy, lighting, water, heating and recycling
To get started using free eMagazines download the RBDigital app, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.
Listen on the go with these zero waste podcasts:
- Zero Waste Countdown: discover alternatives to single-use plastics, reducing our waste and environmental footprint.
- Practical(ly) Zero Waste: straightforward practical changes with products, habits and practices that makes zero waste easier.
- Wasteless: a young man commits to transitioning to a zero waste life
Stream natural living documentaries on Beamafilm:
- A Simpler Way: Crisis as opportunity: follow a group as they build tiny houses, plant veggie gardens, practice simple living and discover the challenges of community living.
- The Passionate Apprentices: there’s a little valley under Sleeping Beauty Mountain in Tasmania, where age-old arts are kept alive by dedicated enthusiasts. See traditional methods incorporating recycled materials as used by beekeepers, bakers and blade forgers.
- 2040: award-winning documentary by Damon Gameau embarks on a journey to explore what the future will look like by the year 2040 if we embrace the eco solutions available now.
- Blue: by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish. Blue meets those who are defending habitats, campaigning for smarter fishing and combating marine pollution.
Enjoy documentaries and movies with a focus on Australian stories and quality international content. First time customers, enter your library member number and create a Beamafilm account.
Stream free eco-related sessions on Kanopy:
- Plastic Bottle Recycling: did you know that the USA uses approximately 2,500,000 plastic bottles every hour? Join Joel to find out how we help our planet by recycling.
- Tomorrow – real solutions to save the planet: meet pioneers who reinvent agriculture, energy, economy, democracy and education who offer real solutions to save the planet.
- War on Waste: presented by Craig Reucassel, targeting plastic water bottles, straws, e-waste, fast furniture and the recycling crisis.
First time customer: select "Add Library Card" and enter your member number and password. Create a Kanopy account, then verify your email address.
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