At Greenlife Online we’re proud of the advances we’ve made in reducing our waste and the lasting imprint we’ll leave on our planet. Just last year we made the shift to 100% Recyclable Packaging for every order leaving the Greenlife Depot. It was a positive change and an initiative that people really got behind.
We’re excited to announce our new initiative for 2016 that aims to reduce waste and our impact on the Earth.
With sustainability ever at the forefront of our minds, we’re throwing this challenge down to everyone at the Greenlife Online office. One day per week on which we produce no plastic waste. One day per week on which we refrain from sending anything to landfill and think instead about how we can re-use, re-purpose and recycle
Every single piece of plastic ever made, still exists today. It’s almost an unimaginable amount of waste. Join the #WasteFreeWednesday challenge, and help contribute in curbing this waste.
If you don’t know where to start, here’s a few suggestions for your first #WasteFreeWednesday:
1. Bring Your Own Coffee Cup
Between their plastic lining and plastic lids, takeaway coffee cups are quickly becoming a far worse habit than our caffeine addiction. Disposable coffee cups have been found to contain plastics that just don’t break down, and do damage to our planet.
While some councils are suggesting initiatives to push biodegradable cups, your best option is to bring your own takeaway mug. We like KeepCup for your re-usable coffee mug. An even better option is to take half hour out of your busy day and have your coffee at the cafe.
2. Stop Buying Bottled Water
Plastic water bottles are wasteful, and to be honest, over-priced. On Clean Up Australia Day in 2010, one in ten items found were related to plastic water bottles.
We suggest making the investment in a reusable stainless steel water bottle.
3. BYO Shopping Bags
Those green canvas bags have been a staple in most households for years now. But remembering them for your shop is always the challenge. Leave a note on your fridge reminding you to take your green bags before you head out to the shops.
You can also invest in a few more, smaller canvas bags for your fruit and veggies.