Recycling and waste reduction blog


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  • Plastic-alternatives
  • Household
  • Recycling
  • Waste reduction

Goodbye plastic bags... now what do I use for my bin?

One of the most common reactions when the ban on lightweight plastic bags was first announced was: “But what am I going to do about my bin?”. Here are five simple alternatives to using flimsy single-use grocery bags as your bin liner

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  • Plastic-alternatives
  • Household
  • Recycling
  • Waste reduction

Hidden Plastic

Our appetite for products made from or containing plastic has been insatiable over recent decades.

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  • Plastic-alternatives
  • Household
  • Recycling
  • Waste reduction

Hacks For Making Food Last Longer

Most Australian households throw out around $1,000 worth of food every year. Here’s 11 simple hacks to help you get more bang for your buck when it comes to grocery shopping!

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  • Waste reduction
  • Reuse
  • Second hand

How to revive an old pair of jeans

Never part with a favourite pair of jeans prematurely again with this great hack to help bring faded items back to life.

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  • Household
  • Composting

How to build your own worm farm

Building your own low-cost, zero waste worm farm is as easy as 1-2-3!

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  • Household
  • Waste reduction

How to shop at a bulk food store

Does the idea of entering a bulk food store seem intimidating? Read more for our tips and tricks on becoming a seasoned bulk food store shopper!

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  • Recycling
  • Waste reduction

How WA's container deposit scheme will work

Western Australia’s new container deposit scheme, Containers for Change, launches in June 2020. Here’s what you need to know for now.

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  • Household
  • Waste reduction
  • Second hand

Give stuff away

Buy Nothing. Give Freely. Share Creatively. This is the ethos behind a fast-growing movement empowering individuals and communities to form their own gift economies (where no money changes hands) and reducing waste at the same time.

Woman using yellow-topped recycling bins
  • Household
  • Recycling
  • Waste reduction

A simplified guide to using your yellow-topped bin.

Just because an item has a recycling symbol on it doesn't mean it should go in your yellow-topped bin! For the first time there is a clear set of guidelines for all WA households about what can and can't be put in your yellow-topped recycling bin making it easier for you to own your impact and do the right thing. Are you up to speed with the changes?