Recycling and waste reduction blog


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  • Food waste
  • Avoid

Make every day a Stop Food Waste Day

We all care about not wasting food and research shows us that one of the easiest ways to reduce food waste is to simply 'use it up'.

  • Waste reduction
  • Community event

How to create a low waste event without wasting the fun

16,000 GREAT sorts attended the East Fremantle George Street Festival last December with less than 40kg of waste sent to landfill.

Close up of a person repairing a metal item.
  • Household
  • Waste reduction
  • Reuse

WA’s ultimate repair lab and repair cafe guide

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

  • Household

Disposing of COVID-19 waste generated in the home

You can take steps to dispose of the waste associated with managing COVID-19 in the home.

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  • Recycling

Where does my waste go?

Find out where your waste actually goes.

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  • Plastic-alternatives
  • Household
  • Waste reduction
  • Reuse
  • Community event

Your guide on how to thrive during Plastic Free July

If you’re intrigued by Plastic Free July and keen to understand what it is and how you can get involved read on because we’ve put together a concise information guide for you.

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  • Household
  • Recycling
  • Waste reduction
  • Reuse
  • Second hand

What to do with old clothes you can't donate

Not all used clothes will be good enough to donate to charity. Here are nine creative ways to recycle and repurpose old clothes and textiles, avoiding sending them straight to landfill when you can’t donate them

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  • Household
  • Recycling

What is FOGO?

You might have heard the term “FOGO” pop up in the past year when discussion turns to waste, but do you know what it actually means?

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  • Plastic-alternatives
  • Household
  • Waste reduction
  • Reuse

Waste Free Wednesdays

Intimidated by the thought of eliminating plastic for a full month? Get into Plastic Free July training early this year by embracing something we like to call Waste Free Wednesday!