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Waste Reduction

20 Tiny Actions For A Lower-waste 2020

We’re calling Western Australians to make tiny changes to their routines as we head into 2020. Regardless of whether you’re able to embrace a single change or all 20 of our tiny impact-owning actions you will make a difference to the volume of waste being generated, because it really does all add up! If you’re already known to friends and family as a bit of a waste champion you might want to flex your muscles further by adopting some of the ideas here, but, for those just starting out, settle in and getting thinking about how many of these 20...
Recycling

10 Items You Didn’t Know Could Go In A Redcycle Bin

It’s important for everyone to divert as much waste as they can from landfill so here are 10 items that you might not have known can also be recycled through the REDcycle program and turned into different items from outdoor furniture, bollards and exercise equipment. Just remember to ensure your soft plastics are free from food (aside from yoghurt pouches, but keep reading for more on that!) and DRY (wet items cause mould) before you put them in the bin. It’s also worth noting that bagging your soft plastics is OK. 1. SILVER-LINED CHOCOLATE, CHIP AND SNACK WRAPPERS That’s right,...
Waste Reduction

Love Your Leftovers!

Forget about binning your excess food, we’re encouraging you to channel that creative relative or friend who manages to cook up a storm without wasting a scrap. Whether it’s a special occasion (we’re looking at you Christmas) or just a miscalculation of ingredients, there is so much that can be done to transform tonight’s scraps into tomorrow’s feast. Next time you have unwanted food why not try one of the below suggestions and remember how good it feels when you sit back and enjoy that simple-to-make meal! 1. WRAP IT IN PASTRY Is there any food that cannot be improved...
Recycling

How (And Why) To Recycle Electronic Items

Upgrading your TV set, laptop or washing machine can often be an all-consuming task, but it’s important to also think about what you are going to do with the old item it’s about to replace. We’ll give you a hint, the answer should never be “put it in the bin”. Read on and you’ll find out why! WHAT IS E-WASTE? Let’s start at the beginning – understanding what items are classified as e-waste. All you need to remember is that if it has a plug, battery or cord its considered e-waste! Common household e-waste includes: TVs VCR and DVD players...
Waste Reduction

Our Favourite Low-waste Travel Hacks

Unfortunately, most things in airports and planes are often covered in some kind of disposable packaging. Items are wrapped in layers of plastic, served in disposable cups and/or in containers made out of hard-to-recycle mixed materials, or there’s a ‘free plastic gift with every purchase’. Unavoidable? Not if you prepare in advance. We’ve compiled a list of 5 of our favourite travel hacks to reduce waste while travelling. 1. BE PREPARED TO AVOID AIRPORT AND PLANE PLASTIC Before you leave home, take a little time to list all of the things that you would ordinarily pick up or use at...
Waste Reduction

How To Throw A Low-waste Party

It’s easy to go overboard when planning your child’s birthday party, buying far too much and forgetting how much of it will end up in the bin at the end of the day and later, in landfill. Here are 7 simple ways you can reduce waste at your kid’s next party.  Let’s face it, the ‘classic’ kids’ birthday party is notorious for ending in bags and bags of waste. From paper plates and juice boxes, to lolly wrappers, gift packaging and popped balloons, the aftermath of the sugar-fuelled fun promises to fill those kerbside bins…but this doesn’t have to be...