6 tips for Earth Day

Earth Day 2017

 

You don’t have to be a superhero to help save the planet. This Earth Day, we’ve got six easy tips for being sustainable every day.

 

Reduce household waste

Did you know that half of our weekly waste is organic material, like food and garden waste? Instead of putting it in your general waste bin, turn it into compost! Here’s some tips for getting started on your own compost heap.

 

Recycle your electronics

Our devices contain our secrets, but they have a secret of their own: up to 94% of their components can be reused and recycled if properly disposed of. So instead of collecting all your old devices in the bottom draw, check out where you can drop off your e-waste and put it to good use.

 

Reuse shopping bags

Australians use up to 5 billion plastic bags a year, with many ending up in landfills and our oceans. The good news is that it’s easy to stem the tide. Reuse your plastic bag as a bin liner, a laundry bag, or take it to the shops with you to use again.

 

Did you know: plastic bags are actually recyclable? Find out how you can recycle them here.

 

Ditch the straw

Next time you’re out and about, say no when offered a straw with your cold drink. Plastic, single-use straws are one of the top 10 most picked-up items on a beach. Instead, switch to paper straws. They come in a range of fun colours and don’t take up to 200 years to break down.

 

Get a reusable coffee cup

We use up to 1 billion coffee cups a year, and up to 90% of them end up in landfill. Switch to a reusable coffee cup to enjoy your morning caffeine hit without the environment taking a hit too. Plus, drinking from a ceramic or glass cup just tastes better.

 

Go vegetarian

We love our meat, but raising animals for food requires large amounts of land, food, energy, and water. Going meat-free once a week is not just good for the Earth, but for us too.

Pro-tip: do a quick search on Google for “Meatless Monday recipes” for dishes to inspire your tastebuds!

 

Contact us today to find out how we’re making a sustainable future possible.