Waste

Waste free party tips

Waste free party tips

Parties can be a huge source of waste, from disposable plates and cutlery to wrapping paper, present packaging and unwanted toys. Here are some tips to reduce the environmental impact of your child’s party.

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Five plastic free swaps

Five plastic free swaps

Plastic Free July involves millions of people across 150 countries. Could you refuse single-use plastic in July?

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Household hazardous waste - what it is and how to dispose of it?

Household hazardous waste - what it is and how to dispose of it?

Have you got a collection of dead batteries, old paint, unwanted cleaning chemicals or other common hazardous wastes in your home or garden shed that cant go into your regular kerbside bin, but you want to get rid of? Keep reading to find out how to go about disposing of household hazardous wastes.

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Ten things you should be recycling…but not in your kerbside bin

Ten things you should be recycling…but not in your kerbside bin

They can’t go in your yellow-top bin but these items can still be recycled! Recycling reduces the need to extract and process raw materials, reducing water and energy use as well as waste.

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Keep cool and compost

Keep cool and compost

If you have a worm farm you may have noticed that your worms aren’t as hungry when the weather heats up. Here are our top five tips to keep your worms cool and composting all summer long.

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Tips for a green Perth Christmas

Tips for a green Perth Christmas

Green your Christmas with our top tips

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Cheese, wine and waste reduction

Cheese, wine and waste reduction

The Cheese Barrel and Olive Farm Wines have been recognised as a Switched on Business for their efforts in waste reduction.

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The Last Straw

The Last Straw

Switch your thinking are partnering with The Last Straw to encourage local businesses and consumers to quit plastic straws. Find out how you can help reduce the amount of plastic waste entering our environment.

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National Recycling Week at work

National Recycling Week at work

National Recycling Week, Monday 12 to Sunday 18 November, is a great opportunity to get your workplace involved in new or existing recycling programs and other sustainability initiatives.

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Start a waterwise food garden this school holidays

Start a waterwise food garden this school holidays

The school holidays are the perfect time to get the family out in the garden. Little hands love to get dirty and growing veggies can be a great way to encourage eating them!

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Zero waste at work

Zero waste at work

The term ‘zero waste’ can seem intimidating. By breaking the idea down into a series of achievable actions, we can celebrate small successes and pave the way for a zero waste future.

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Beat plastic pollution

Beat plastic pollution

Get your calendars out and get ready, the way we use plastic is about to change. From 1 July Western Australia will introduce a ban on light weight plastic bags.

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