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Junkies Magazine March 2019 Autumn

Junkies Magazine is an eco lifestyle magazine, focused on reusing, reducing, rethinking and recycling. Junkies Magazine is for people who have a passion for sustainability, imaginative design.We like to inspire and be inspired by a community of thinkers and to spread important messages about our environmental responsibilities .We aim to be a platform to bring people together , from artists, individuals , mavericks and epicureans.

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in this issue

1 min.
people & places

Artists and Designers Dan Tanenbaum @watchpartsmotorcycles Jun Nakamura @junnakamura_ Annette Young annetteyoungdesign.com Melissa Laffy reddyreborntextiles.com Victoria Konash vixecodesigns.com Photographers and Illustrator Louisa West Studio Junkies Photographer/Illustrator louisaweststudio.com.au Sian Blohm sianblohm.com Bella L. Day bellaldayphotography.com Sherif Tamim sheriftamim.com Pixie Rouge Photography pixierouge.com.au Nassima Rothacker nassimarothacker.com Shops and Retailers That Little Vintage Shop @thatlittlevintageshop Munash Organic munash.com.au Blarney Books and Art blarneybooks.com.au Food and Health Jacki Haddock @jackihaddock Rebecca Sullivan rebeccasullivan.com.au Organisations Trashless Takeaway trashlesstakeaway.com.au Grampians Central West Waste & Resource Recovery Group recyclingrevolution.com.au Natalie Isaac – 1 Million Women 1millionwomen.com.au Bureaux bureaux.co.za The Odd Sockery @theoddsockery Ballarat Apron Festival ballaratapronfestival.org The Sustainable Home Hub helenedwardswrites.com.au sustainablehomehub.com.au…

2 min.
from the editor

“Will it be easy? Nope. Will it be worth it? Absolutely! Hello fellow Junkies! First things first. I would just like say thank you to all our readers and subscribers for being patient and waiting an extra month for this edition, which is a little later than usual. However, we think you’ll agree it was well worth the wait! One thing I’ve learnt is that we don’t always have the right answers to the questions life throws at us, and we shouldn’t assume anything: we can only give advice from our own experience and what we know to be right for ourselves. I think if we can live as closely as possible to nature’s template and begin each day stepping as lightly as possible on our planet, then we can only be heading…

1 min.

Dear Junkies, I just wanted to drop you a note to say firstly how much I love your magazine, from beginning to end. All the articles represent your ethos, which is shared by myself and so many of my friends. I particularly like the recipes which I look forward to recreating in my home each time. The middle eastern Koshari was one of my very favourites. The photos are beautiful and after reading the text I’m hooked. My family are grateful too. We are big fans!!! Cheers, Jessica, New Castle Hey Junkies team, I’m a fan, just wanted to put it out there. Secretly stealing my girlfriends copy and was pleasantly surprised. Definitely know what to get her for a present! Shhhh – don’t tell her. Pete, Brighton East Hi there at Junkies HQ, My best…

4 min.
evening dresses throughout the eras

One of our favourite things to do here in Ballarat is to pay a visit to Jenn and Christine at That Little Vintage Shop. It’s the best I have ever been to (and I have been to a lot!). There are vintage clothes packed to the rafters, along with hats, gloves and accessories. It’s not just me – most people turn off their phones when they enter the shop. This is a vintage emporium where you don’t want to be disturbed. Prepare to be completely lost in another world of vintage gorgeousness. Owner Jennifer Bottomley has been in the vintage business for years, and has many a story to tell. She has a wealth of knowledge, not only about where her vintage clothes came from, but the material, the designer and the…

7 min.
junkies news

BYO or not to BYO? At Junkies HQ, we often find ourselves asking: “Can you bring your own containers to the supermarket?” Coles and Woolworths have reportedly said they don’t have any immediate plans to start letting customers bring their own reusable plastic containers to fill at their delis, while IGA report they leave it up to individual stores to make the call. “Hmmm…Why won’t supermarkets let people use their own containers?” we ask again. Coles reports that its no-reusable container policy is based on hygiene concerns. Coles has been reported to state that it does not allow customers to bring in their own containers to use as it poses a health and safety risk. Woolworths has reported a similar view stating food and safety issues. According to the information that can be found on…

1 min.
how to cut down on single-use plastic containers

Trying to reduce plastic when getting takeaway food? Trashless Takeaway has these tips: • If a restaurant won’t let you BYO containers, eat in instead of getting takeaway. • • Choose food that’s wrapped in paper rather than plastic, such as wraps rather than sandwiches. • • Keep spare containers in your car or office drawer. • • Be nice! Accept that it’s within a business’s right not to let you use your own containers if they wish. • • Spend your money with businesses that do let you BYO container. Read their story next!…