Monthly Archives: November 2015


Living a Waste Free Life

November 27th, 2015

Human beings are throwing away more stuff than ever before. According to the World Bank’s report ‘What a Waste: A Global Review of Solid Waste Management’, people generate an average of 1.2kg of municipal solid waste per day. This amount is estimated to rise to 1.42kg by 2025, with annual global urban waste set to increase from 1.3 to 2.2 […]

Electronic Plants Created

November 20th, 2015

The realms of nature and technology are getting closer all the time, with scientists in Sweden managing to merge living plants with electronic circuits in an exciting new study. The creation of electronic plants heralds an entirely new field of research that will allow humans to benefit from the manipulation of nature’s unique and highly advanced systems. Possible implications of […]

State vs. State

November 16th, 2015

The latest ‘State of the States’ report has just been released by the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, with economic conditions analysed and compared across all states and territories. The report included economic indicators related to growth, retail spending, employment, investment, construction, and housing, with New South Wales retaining the top spot and Victoria coming in second. With a bigger gap […]

Interest Rates on Hold – For Now

November 13th, 2015

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) left interest rates on hold in their latest announcement, with the record low of 2 percent set to continue for another month. With the economy continuing to strengthen and the property market just starting to slow down, the RBA were unwilling to move rates below the position they have been at since May. The […]

The Tiny House Revolution

November 6th, 2015

The tiny house movement is taking the world by storm, as more people decide to go minimal in order to avoid the unnecessary excesses of modern life. Beginning in 1997 with the publication of ‘The Not So Big House’ by Sarah Susanka, the tiny house movement is both an argument for simplicity and a reaction against material excess. The tiny […]