BOOMERANG BAGS OFF TO FLYING START

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BOOMERANG BAGS OFF TO FLYING START
9th May, 2017

Boomerang Bags Blue Mountains have got off to a flying start with working/sewing bees in Katoomba, Springwood and Hazelbrook over the last month. This fabulous community initiative aims to reduce plastic bag use by creating a stock of fabric bags that can be borrowed and returned to bag stations across the Blue Mountains.

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WHERE DOES YOUR GREEN WASTE GO?
15th March, 2017

Council green bin and green waste truck dumping its load

Did you know that our green waste is trucked out west of the mountains to be processed?

We asked Blue Mountains City Council (BMCC) to explain the process and rationale for our green waste processing, and Co-op member and internationally renowned permaculture guru Rowe Morrow to share her thoughts about the approach and its long term impact.

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LITTLE SHOP NEWS JULY
21st July, 2016

New Australian made, cruelty- and aluminium-free deodorants!

Fair trade brush ware and Elephant dung paper goods.

Co-op tea towels

We have two tea towel designs, great gifts for lovers of the Co-op!

Co-op tea towel

 

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FINDING A NEW LIFE FOR FLEXIBLE PLASTICS
8th February, 2015

By MAEVE DUNNET

I’ve always been passionate about recycling: it feels awful to throw away so much stuff. When I was little we had a tip in the back paddock where all the tins and bottles went (there was no plastic then). All the fruit and veggie scraps went to the compost heap for the veggie garden.

I’ve always dreamed of living in a place where everything was used or found a new life as something else: a place where rubbish was not rubbish – like weeds in permaculture, just plants out of place. Of course I put my recycling out but it’s awful that there’s so much plastic that can’t be recycled.

At the Co-op so many things come in plastic, which in turn is collected by our friendly garbage truck and sent to the tip: garbage bins full of it every week.

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