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Switch your Christmas

Switch your Christmas

Here are some hints to Switch your Christmas for a simpler, more joyful and environmentally friendly day.

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A Galactic undertaking

A Galactic undertaking

Galactic Co-operative has hijacked the traditional technology market and built a business reversing inbuilt obsolescence.

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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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Sustainable Salons

Sustainable Salons

We love the work of the growing number of cafes, bars and restaurants that are cutting waste through participation in the Last Straw and Responsible Cafes but have you ever considered the impact of other businesses you frequent regularly? Like salons for example?

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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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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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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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Beans and bunches

Beans and bunches

Floristry is focussed on the beauty of nature, but it has taken a passion for sustainability and commitment from Beans and Bunches to reduce the environmental impact of their business.

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Greens & Co win green business award

Greens & Co win green business award

Leederville icon Greens & Co have impressed customers with their creative décor and delicious coffee for over a decade. The environmental ethos inspiring their upcycled outfit had flown under the radar, until they scooped the Switched on Business award.

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Nature’s circular economy

Nature’s circular economy

In recent years, the concept of the “circular economy” has gained popularity as a means of fostering economic activity while minimising negative environmental impacts.

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Business champions of waste reduction

Business champions of waste reduction

Captains of reduce, reuse recycle! NE Solutions in Gosnells were recognised as a Switched on Business for their sustainable actions. Learn more about their story and see how you can implement actions into your home or business.

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