Recycling and waste reduction blog


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Update: WA’s Plan for Plastics

Posted on: Jun 4, 2024

Western Australia’s nation-leading Plan for Plastics is now in its third year.

  • Household
  • Waste reduction
  • Reuse

Update: WA’s e-waste ban

Posted on: Jun 4, 2024

The State Government’s ban on e-waste being disposed to landfill will come in to force next month.

  • Waste reduction
  • Reuse
  • Second hand
  • Avoid

Stepping off the fast fashion treadmill

Posted on: Apr 12, 2024

Fast fashion – mass-produced clothing sold at throwaway prices – has become one of Australia’s biggest environmental problems.

  • Recycling
  • Waste reduction
  • Reuse

Sam’s Spares - 2023 Waste Champion

Posted on: Feb 9, 2024

Samuel Thomas is the founder of Sam's Spares, a not-for-profit organisation that accepts old computers, laptops, and phones for reuse.

  • Plastic-alternatives
  • Waste reduction
  • Reuse

Get a taste for low waste - the Wasteless Pantry story

Posted on: Feb 6, 2024

Join the GREAT Sorts in your neighbourhood who embrace low waste living by shopping at their local bulk food store.

  • Plastic-alternatives
  • Waste reduction
  • Reuse

WA's ultimate guide to bulk food shops

Posted on: Feb 6, 2024

As more GREAT Sorts embrace low waste living, bulk food stores are growing in popularity. A bulk food store is a type of grocery shop that specialises in selling a wide variety of food products in bulk bins or dispensers.

  • Waste reduction
  • Reuse
  • Second hand

Join the repair economy

Posted on: Dec 21, 2023

GREAT Sorts in your neighbourhood put less in their landfill bin by visiting their local repair lab or repair cafe.

  • Household
  • Waste reduction
  • Reuse
  • Avoid

The Sharing Economy 101: Share Sheds

Posted on: Oct 20, 2023

There are many items in people’s homes that sit unused for most of the year, such as a lawnmower, camping equipment, a pasta maker or even a smoke machine.

  • Household
  • Recycling
  • Waste reduction
  • Reuse
  • Second hand
  • Community event
  • Food waste

From trash to treasure: give where you live

Posted on: Jul 14, 2023

If you’ve ever tried to declutter your place, you may have found yourself a little unsure about where to find the best homes for your pre-loved items.