Koren Helbig, The Guardian

Koren Helbig

The Guardian

South Australia, Australia

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Past articles by Koren:

Bin liners to takeaway containers – ideas to solve your plastic conundrums

Those dedicated to going plastic-free wonder how to dispose of cat litter or buy cleaning products sans packaging. Share your problems – and solutions → Read More

Fix it, dispose responsibly and buy better – how to choose more ethical tech

Technology should make our lives easier but it often makes life hell for those who make it and pollutes the environment → Read More

Less laundry less often: how to lighten the washday load on the environment

From clothes that won’t shed microplastics to natural detergents, responsible laundry is a thing – and it’s crucial → Read More

Going plastics-free is as easy as calico bags and reusable coffee cups

Australians throw away a lot of plastic, often after only one use. Here’s how to give it up → Read More

Car share, public transport and walking: better ways to get from A to B

More than 8 million Australians drive to work or study each day, adding vast amounts of emissions. Our series Life Swaps looks at smart ways to go places → Read More

Green power and water recycling: be switched on by switching off

Each Australian uses an average of 100,000 litres of water a year, while our electricity use is extreme. Our new series Life Swaps looks at ways to reduce the load → Read More

Embrace 'ugly' fruit and compost: cutting back on food waste

Australians discard $8bn worth of edible food each year, wasting resources and creating methane. Our new series Life Swaps looks at ways to reduce your food footprint → Read More

Reusable bags and no elephants: travel the world without trashing it

Travelling is one of life’s great joys but the environmental impact is harsh. Our new series Life Swaps looks at ways to explore more sustainably → Read More

Recyclable cups and homegrown brands: choosing a better coffee brew

Australians love coffee but the industry has a huge environmental and social impact. Our new series Life Swaps looks at how to find better caffeine options → Read More

Shop less, mend more: making more sustainable fashion choices

The fashion industry is one of the world’s most polluting. Our new series Life Swaps looks at how to live more sustainably and buy more ethical clothing → Read More

Grow your own and forage: eat better without costing the earth

Food production and waste has a major impact. Our new series Life Swaps looks at how to live more sustainably, starting with better food choices → Read More

'Groove therapy': how hip-hop dance classes are helping refugees find their feet

Vanessa Marian says her western Sydney street dance classes were a reaction to harrowing videos of war-torn Syria → Read More

Reclaiming 'butch': 'It’s surprising how much of a taboo it still is'

‘People use “butch” as a way of insulting queer women,’ says Esther Godoy. Her new publication aims to change that → Read More

Saving an Amputee Pony Named Faith

An abandoned and abused pony seems destined for the slaughterhouse, until one unusually altruistic couple goes above and beyond to arrange a groundbreaking treatment—and a second chance at life. → Read More