REDcycle soft plastics
Both Woolworths and Coles have a REDcycle drop off point for your soft plastics. Check the website https://redcycle.net.au/ for what can and can’t be ‘REDcycled’.
Use your take away cup
During the lockdowns we almost lost the habit of bringing our own. Are you using your reusable take away cup again?
Use your reusable bags
Store your shopping basket, bags and produce bags in a location where you know you won’t forget them. Near your car keys?
NEVER buy bottled water
Many people still don’t recycle their bought water bottles. Get yourself a steel drinkbottle and byo tap water, always!
Browse op shops, markets and online marketplaces for second-hand household items and furniture to save yourself some dollars and create a homely atmosphere that is uniquely yours.
Detox your cleaning products
Don’t clean with toxic chemicals. Most of our cleaning can be done with less harmful ingredients, such as vinegar, baking soda, salt, olive oil and essential oils.
Use less power and water
Turn off lights and appliances. Switch off wall sockets too. Think twice if that aircon needs to be on. Shower shorter. Learn how closing doors, curtains and windows can keep warmth in and heat out.
Buy only what you need
Does buying all that ‘stuff’ make us happy? If we think twice about the things we want to buy before we actually head to the checkout, we might end up with fewer items we don’t really need.