Reduced waste, increased sustainability is simply good for the environment. But we’re also making it better for your hip pocket, buy the quantity you need rather than what the packaging dictates.
“Overall Australians threw away $2.9 billion of fresh food, $630 million of uneaten take-away food, $876 million of leftovers, $596 million of unfinished drinks and $241 million of frozen food, a total of $5.3 billion on all forms of food in 2004.”
We will be introducing more general household items to help everyone reduce their waste footprint, plus; re-introducing bulk options, adding sustainable clothing and we’ll continue to put our focus on local products that haven’t travelled the world to get to you!
“Australians generate almost 41 million tonnes of waste annually. That is roughly 1.9 tonnes of waste from each Australian.”
This year our priority at our Fitzroy store will be to pave the way to Zero Waste for the rest of our stores to follow.
We will be changing the way we handle daily waste in the store, cutting down the amount of pre-packaged goods stocked on our shelves, and providing you with more household options to help you also reduce your waste at home.
While we’re not certain we will be able to get to 100% zero waste we will be doing our best to reach that level of sustainability. If you have any thoughts or comments we would like to invite you to send us an email below. Whether you know a great new sustainable product that will help our journey or you just want to drop us one of your favourite tips!
“In the 1960’s, Australians were considered amongst the best in the world when it came to the ways they dealt with waste. Many recycling programs – especially those involving paper and newspaper – were pioneered in Australia. In the late-60’s and 1970’s, the launch of the Keep Australia Beautiful campaign put the issue of waste at the forefront of the national consciousness.
But in recent decades, the combined effects of consumer demand, supermarket policies and cynicism about the effectiveness of waste and recycling campaigns has seen a surge in the volume of waste we produce as a nation.”