Here’s Cleanaway’s top tips for making sustainable choices.
Become a basket case
Avoid the last-minute supermarket run for plastic single-use picnic utensils with a picnic basket that uses your old cutlery and crockery. Raid the back of the Tupperware cupboard, or check out your local charity shop for a collection of kitsch and cool reusable tools.
Invest to impress
Looking to impress as a picnic master? Check out Clean Up Australia’s picnic set for two that includes a shoulder backpack and all you need for the perfect picnic.
If you’re heading out for a picnic and you’re shopping for supplies, make choices that generate less waste. Instead of a six pack of cans, go for a large bottle and reusable cups. Or instead of a bag of mini-chip bags, go for a large bag. Or even better, buy snacks that come in their own biodegradable packaging!
H2O on the go
Don’t forget to bring your drink bottle along wherever you’re celebrating this Australia Day. You can top up at cafes and drink fountains so you’re never caught short paying too much for a single-use plastic bottle.
Green bag swag
As well as being a national icon, green shopping bags are great for transporting food, drinks, picnic blankets and sporting equipment for the day’s activities. And if you’re out somewhere with no recycling bins or the services are already full, you can use them to take your rubbish away with you too.
Are your efforts going to waste?