Tips for a Plastic Free Life

Tips for a Plastic Free Life

These tips are designed to go hand in hand with our recent posts about Plastic Free July that you can find here and here. Going plastic free is a journey, and we can all use a few handy tips now and then to help us through. Shopping Tips Get into the habit of shopping...
Plastic Free Entertaining Ideas

Plastic Free Entertaining Ideas

Plastic free entertaining sometimes feels like an impossible ideal. If you google party or celebration you will be confronted with a sea of photos that almost exclusively include plastic. Plastic balloons, plastic streamers, plastic cups and plates and more. And for...
Plastic Free July 2019

Plastic Free July 2019

By Yvonne Pflieger Have you signed up to Plastic Free July yet? Or have you participated before? Now is the time to get involved. This campaign was launched a few years ago by a small council team in Perth, and has expanded across the globe with millions of people...
DIY Beauty Workshop

DIY Beauty Workshop

A big thank you to everyone who attended our first DIY Beauty Workshop with our own Jenna Jensen and Kobi Collins. We had a great turn-out with 18 participants. Apologies to everyone who missed out, we will run another workshop soon! Here is is a bit of a look into...
Plastic-Free Beauty

Plastic-Free Beauty

By Yvonne Pflieger We all want to smell nice and look good. Advertising tells us what to buy to be our best. Excessive fancy, colourful packaging and products full of chemicals is often what is offered. Wouldn’t you prefer to know what exactly is in the products...
Plastic Free Kitchen and Reducing Food Waste

Plastic Free Kitchen and Reducing Food Waste

By Victoria Milner Plastic Free July is a really good time for all of us to look at how plastic comes into our lives on a day to day basis. Something we do every day is prepare food and our kitchens can be a serious source of plastic proliferation. Of course shopping...
Bulk Milk

Bulk Milk

Organic Bulk Milk is here! Bring your own bottles or containers to fill up on the delicious Country Valley Milk, owned by the Fairley family for over 150 years. For the rest of July (and maybe longer) we have an introductory offer of only $1.75 for members and $1.95...
Plastic Free Cleaning Solutions

Plastic Free Cleaning Solutions

By Chloe Brant We’re big fans of into Plastic Free July and at your Co-Op we want to help you reduce waste and be plastic free when using cleaning products. It can be a little overwhelming when faced with so many plastic packaged products. You can literally feel like...
How to avoid single-use when out and about

How to avoid single-use when out and about

By Yvonne Pflieger It is usually when you are out and about that you get caught out when it comes to single-use plastic and unnecessary packaging. So being prepared is the best thing. If you are serious about reducing your waste, then preparation is key and you’ll see...
Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July

By Yvonne Pflieger What a powerful image and message: A surfer riding a wave, the wave though is made of plastic waste – to be precise 1,580kg of it to visualize the amount of plastic going into the oceans every hour! Just imagine over 1.5 tonnes of plastic...
Taste of Manly 2018

Taste of Manly 2018

By Yvonne Pflieger Taste of Manly brought an amazing 120,000 visitors to Manly over the last weekend of May, apparently 20% more than the previous year. The weather was beautiful and we had the opportunity to be there with a stall as part of the Sustainability Hub...