GLASS: REUSE OR RECYCLE?

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GLASS: REUSE OR RECYCLE?
19th September, 2017

ABC TV’s recent Four Corners program ‘Trashed’ revealed that vast amounts of the glass collected for recycling in Australia is actually being stockpiled in warehouses or going into landfill.

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MENDING ON MONDAYS
19th September, 2017

We’re excited to announce that the Co-op sewing room will soon become a mentored drop-in mending space.

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IT’S A WRAP!
19th September, 2017

Our focus on Plastic Free July this year was a great success: prompting much discussion about the environmental damage caused by ever-increasing quantities of plastic waste, and the ways that we can all reduce plastic use, by being conscious of it and beginning to change our habits.

Shirley Lewis aka ‘The Bag Lady’ draws the Great BYO Bags and Containers Challenge winner.

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BOOMERANG BAGS LAUNCH
19th September, 2017

Trish Doyle MP officially launched Boomerangs Blue Mountains at the Co-op on Saturday 2nd September. Boomerang Bags are now available at the shop to borrow and bring back, and Co-op members can earn volunteer points for sewing bags until the end of September. (more…)

PLASTIC FREE JULY AT THE CO-OP
5th July, 2017

The Co-op has chosen to give a special focus to Plastic Free July this year. We’ve taken a pledge to reduce plastic waste wherever we can and are hosting a community celebration on Saturday 8th July.

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THE GREAT BYO BAG AND CONTAINER CHALLENGE
5th July, 2017

 

The prize: a Co-op hessian bag containing an 8oz KeepCup reusable coffee cup, a U Konserve mini set of 3 mini containers, a Lunchpot 500ml stainless steel lunchbox, a Dharma drinking glass straw, a Nina’s Bees large beeswax wrap, a set of Green Essentials cotton produce bags, a Beauty and the Bees Tasmania beer shampoo bar, an soft adult Environmental-toothbrush, Earths Purities men’s deodorant, an ImportAnts Eco Max medium bottle brush, Est Australia pot brush, 3 dozen stainless steel wire pegs, and a Saffix coconut fibre scrub pad. 

See the prize in our new exhibition window space – next to the new Big Little Shop.

PLASTIC FREE LIVING AT THE CO-OP
5th July, 2017

Did you know that 50% of the world’s plastic goes into items only used once? The top four are coffee cups, bottles, straws and plastic bags. We have great alternatives for the top four single-use plastics, and more, at the Co-op.

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STUDENTS REDUCE WASTE WITH SCULPTURE
5th July, 2017

St Canice’s Primary School in Katoomba has started its own war on waste this year. Stage 3 students Marley Harrison, Bodhi Miller, Sam Kennedy and Leo Curry tell the story of their Save Our Seas project.

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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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UPCOMING SLOW FOOD EVENTS
9th May, 2017

Slow Food Blue Mountains has some exciting events coming up over the next couple of months, including an interactive art installation for Winter Magic.

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