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Green business builds a green community

Green business builds a green community

Ethical, sustainable and local – it doesn’t get much better than this! Dinner Twist is a family-owned & operated with a mission to enable families to create delicious and sustainable meals. The Canning Vale business received a Switched on Business Award.

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Award winning restyling

Award winning restyling "Renew by Riette"

Renew by Riette has won the Switched on Business award for their determination to end fast fashion by restyling textiles into high quality homewares

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Be ClimateClever

Be ClimateClever

Switch your thinking has partnered with WA Startup ClimateClever to support their community in taking action on climate change, while also helping to reduce household and school utility bills and increase affordability.

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Why it’s hard to change habits and what you can do about it.

Why it’s hard to change habits and what you can do about it.

Have you given an eco lifestyle a go but given up because you keep forgetting your reusable bags/ cups/cutlery/plates?

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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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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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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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