Recycling and waste reduction blog


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  • Household
  • Waste reduction
  • Composting

The composting process

If you’re still sending your food scraps to landfill read on – we want to introduce you to the wonderful world of composting!

Tin robot toys
  • Household
  • Waste reduction

Toy Libraries

Toy libraries are the perfect way to give kids access to new toys without having to amass stockpiles of plastic and difficult-to-recycle electronics. Find out what they are and where your nearest one is in Perth and surrounds.

Hamburger in a take-away container
  • Household
  • Recycling
  • Waste reduction

'Taking-away' the recycling confusion

There’s a lot of confusion about what take-away items can and can’t be recycled. Find the answers to common questions.

shopping with reusable bags
  • Plastic-alternatives
  • Household
  • Waste reduction

Single Use Plastic Bag Ban

The lightweight plastic bag ban is now in play so it’s time to kick the over-reliance we’ve had on plastic bags and establish new habits.

plastics
  • Plastic-alternatives
  • Recycling
  • Waste reduction

Plastic (not so) fantastic

Did you know that in the past 70 years around 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic has been produced globally, but that only about 9% of it has been recycled? Pretty depressing right?

group of common single use plastics
  • Plastic-alternatives
  • Recycling
  • Waste reduction
  • Reuse

Waging war on single-use plastics

Convenience or environmental disaster? Single-use plastics are ever-present in everyday life. Find out what you can do to reduce them.

colourful secondhand furniture
  • Waste reduction
  • Reuse
  • Second hand

Second Hand Living

Reusing items that already exist is one of the best ways to reduce waste. This guide will show why second-hand and preloved items are often superior and how you can get more of them in your life.

Person fusing wires in household item
  • Household
  • Waste reduction
  • Reuse
  • Second hand

Repair cafes – what are they and where can I find them?

Are you committed to living by the 6Rs (refuse, reduce, reuse, repair, recycle and rot) but don’t have the tools or know-how to fix broken objects? If so then the volunteer-powered repair movement is something you NEED to know about!

Mother holding her daughter at the beach
  • Plastic-alternatives
  • Household
  • Recycling
  • Waste reduction
  • Reuse
  • Second hand
  • Composting

Sustainable September

Let’s talk sustainability – what it means and the simple steps you can take to live a more sustainable life.