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Home Living : October 26th 2010
4 HLC - HOME LIVING: CENTRAL, Tuesday, October 26, 2010 Ditch the plastic » ADVERTISING FEATUREHOMELIVING AS the mercury starts to soar, there's a call for Australians to ditch expensive, unfashionable and potentially dangerous plastic bottled water in favour of non-toxic, reusable alternatives. Ash N Juls founder Ms Pei-Shan Wu says many mass-produced plastics are manufactured using the compound Bisphenol A (BPA). Ms Wu said BPA was known to migrate into and contaminate food and water stored in plastic containers, increasing the risk of serious health problems such as certain cancers and diabetes, and decreasing fertility. ''As a nation, we are taking some really positive steps to curb our behaviours. We've seen entire suburbs and schools ban bottled water and free public drinking fountains with filtered water are finally being reinstalled in popular locations,'' Ms Wu says. National Water Week (October 17-23) is a great event for individuals to change their water-drinking habits. ''There are cheap and funky alternatives like taking a reusable stainless steel bottle with you when travelling or seeking out BPA-free plastic containers,'' Ms Wu says. ''Over time this will save you huge amounts of money, the health of you and your family, plus you'll be reducing your carbon footprint,'' she says. Consider these facts: Blind tests show we can't tell the difference between tap and bottled water, so why do we waste about $500 billion a year on bottled water? Drinking one bottle of water has the same environmental impact as driving a car for a kilometre. Tap water costs about $2 for 1000 litres yet many bottled water brands charge more than that for one litre. It takes 10 litres of water to make a 1 litre disposable plastic water bottle with about 200 millilitres of crude oil going into its production, packaging, transportation and refrigeration. Details: 1300 799 031, ashnjuls.com.au OM CE Poly vanities with ceramic tops Baths, taps, mirrors & much, much more! $19 9 $19 9 $375 AMAZING PACKAGE DEALS Kitchens Bathrooms & Doors 24 Bridge Street, Rydalmere 02 9898 1200 www.auslux.com.au 2271272K HLCwk41 cumberlandnewspapers.com.au 2189101 Inspiration, innovative products and practical solutions Each week Home Living provides you with the latest in renovation, interior decorating and design Introduce your business to over 1.8 million* prospective customers. phone 9689 5395 *Roy Morgan Readership Survey, September 2006 CLOSING DOWN SAL 60% OFF 65 Rickard Road, BANKSTOWN (opposite Bankstown Council) Ph: 9791 1505 Mon Closed | Tues-Fri 9.30am-6pm | Sat-Sun 10am-4pm 2051160i hlc wk16 up to ALL LOUNGES ARE 100% GENUINE LEATHER | 10 YEARS STRUCTURAL GUARANTEE *Conditions Apply 3DFNDUG $YHQXH &DVWOH +LOO ZZZ VKXWWHUVDXVWUDOLD FRP DX &DOO 6\GQH\ &HQWUDO &RDVW %OXH 0RXQWDLQV 'XULQJ 6KXWWHUV $XVWUDOLD V &OHDUDQFH 6DOH VDYH DFURVV D UDQJH RI IDVKLRQ IDEULF UDQJHV +XUU\ /LPLWHG VWRFN DYDLODEOH XQWLO VROG $OO PDGH LQ RXU &DVWOH +LOO IDFWRU\ %X\ GLUHFW DQG VDYH RQ D YDULHW\ RI 7LPEHU %OLQGV 9LHZVFUHHQ %OLQGV DQG 3ODQWDWLRQ 6KXWWHUV SODQWDWLRQ VKXWWHUV &OHDUDQFH 6DOH H[WHUQDO VXQ VFUHHQV .HQ 'DZHV UROOHU EOLQGV +DOI SULFH UROOHU EOLQGV WLPEHU EOLQGV Metropolitan Built-in Wardrobes Pty Ltd FREE MEASURE & QUOTE SHOWROOM OPEN 6 DAYS Mon- Fri 8.00am - 4.00pm Sat 8.00am - 12.30pm T: 9763 5899, F: 9763 5877 www.metropolitanwardrobes.com.au Unit 6, 1-15 Wentworth Rd Nth, Homebush (off Bellona Ave) 15 YEARS GUARANTEED 2141582i hln wk39 Lic. 137155c MANUFACTURER DIRECT QUALITY PRODUCTS AT TRADE PRICES • 10 Year Written Warranty • Fast Professional Installation By Qualified Tradesman • Reduce Heating & Cooling Bills • Deter Burglars • Reduce Noise • Storm Protection ROLLER SHUTTERS 2/52 Alfred Rd, Chipping Norton (Opp. Mack Trucks) CALL TODAY 1300 302 822 www.maverickrollerproducts.com.au 2052578i hlc wk2 *To approved customers only. Terms, conditions, fees and charges apply. See in-store for details. Finance provided by Once Credit Pty Limited. ACN 112 319 632 t/a MyBuy. FINANCE AVAILABLE* INTEREST FREE NO DEPOSIT! APPLY NOW! FREE MEASURE & QUOTE Lic No 196633
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