Go Green: It’s never been easier to do your part for the planet
From small, everyday habits to supporting the sustainability efforts of retailers, it's never been easier to join the eco-friendly movement.
3 Easy habits for going green
Who says you need to compromise to go green! Check out these daily tips that will help you do your bit of the planet!
1. Love your reusable coffee mug
We Coasties love our coffee and clutching on that piping hot cup is often what gets us through the chilly mornings! So why not swap your daily disposable for a reusable one?
The same goes for drink bottles! Stay hydrated on the go while reducing the use of plastic bottles by purchasing a reusable drink bottle. As an added incentive, bottled water is also more expensive per litre than petrol so your wallet will be thanking you too!
2. A storm in a teacup
From an antioxidant rich green to a calming chamomile, tea can be both warming for the body and mind. While one teabag may seem insignificant, the culmalative impact from the world's tea drinkers is one of the largest avoidable by-products of food waste. Your can reduce your carbon footprint one teabag at a time but switching to loose leaf tea (check out T2 on level 1) for some of our favourites!) and using a reusable infuser. If you must use a teabag, look for brands that utilise biodegradable, unbleached options that are not only better for you (bleached teabags may leak small amounts of potentially toxic chemicals) but also Mother Nature too!
3. Bag it up
While Woolworths and Coles supermarkets have now removed plastic bags from their checkouts, it's easy to stretch that little bit further and reduce the number of paper and plastic bags from our other retail purchases. Store a rolled-up, portable shopping bag in your handbag and it'll be ready to be whipped out whenever you fancy some retail therapy.
Return & recycle
Many of your best-loved beauty and lifestyle brands are already breaking ground in this space. As part of their sustainability efforts, these retailers offer a recycling service in-store.
With over 500,000 tonnes of leather and textiles sent to landfill each year, Sheridan are making it simple to return, recycle and renew. Leading the way as Australia’s first homewares brand to offer a solution to textile waste, Sheridan runs a recycling program through their stores.
Simply donate any branded old quilt covers, sheets and towels to their store and receive 10% off your next purchase over $100. Find out more about how you can recycle with Sheridan.
Bonds newest initiative, RE-LOVED, is a fresh drop of Bonds sweats and tees that are giving new life to what might previously have been considered 'waste fabric.' Each piece of apparel includes yarn blended using recycled cotton fabric off-cuts, so what was once destined for the landfill is now re-loved and will fill Aussie wardrobes instead. Made from a minimum of 30% recycled cotton, each hoodie, trackpant, pullover and t-shirt has been lovingly designed in an effort to recycle waste fabric from ending up in landfill.
Finally, making quality purchases is the most important first step to cutting down on clothing and product waste so go green today and do your bit for the environment!
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