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We have a special request to you all for Christmas 2018. A big part of reducing waste is seeing opportunity for items to be reused. There are so many people out there who don’t have as much as others who would be grateful for donations.
Share a little love and look at good quality clothes, toys, soaps, shampoo, nappies etc that others would greatly appreciate.
Just a few groups you can consider are:
Ruth's Womens Shelter Cairns
St Vincent de Paul Society, Cairns
Chernobyl Children's Lifeline Cairnsmore
New toys or monetary donations to Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation
Or school uniforms and school supplies for Centacare FNQ
You may think of others...reach out and make someone else’s Christmas while reducing unnecessary waste 🙏🎅🏼
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6 days ago

Committee For Waste Reduction

We loved being able to celebrate our milestones over the last 12 months with existing members, new members and guests.
We have achieved so much from presence in the community by members, initiatives to aid waste reduction and some great workshops. All this while creating an organisation that encourage social and environmental impact that adds value personally and professionally. We loved having Bess Murphy from CAFNEC as part of the afternoon doing an auction of a beautiful otterman raising funds for Boomerang Bags. We had spot presentations by Robert Gale from GeoTrends Sustainability and Eva Sedlakova from Funki Trunki.
We look forward to creating connections with impact in 2019 and creating a platform for our members to learn and also share their knowledge.
Huge thank you to everyone that made the lunch and to those that generously donated raffle prizes.
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There are multiple Facebook and websites to get great tips on to help you reduce waste.
For every aspect of the Christmas season🎄 just ask yourself:
•Is it needed?
•Is there an alternative?
•Is it recyclable?
•Where will this end up?
These questions apply to food, presents, packaging, cards, tree’s and decorations.
Remember the true meaning while celebrating this time of year, love and kindness towards others... and yourself. 🎄✨
Image Credit: Life Trek Adventures
www.lifetrekadventures.com/2017/12/07/a-sustainable-christmas/
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2 weeks ago

Committee For Waste Reduction

An FYI on battery recycling in cairns.DID YOU KNOW...
Battery Recycling is available at Cairns Libraries and the Cairns Regional Council. Since March 2017 this service has diverted just over 2 tonnes of household batteries from going into landfill.
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2 weeks ago

Committee For Waste Reduction

Top tips from our member Funki Trunki!🌱 ECO PARTY TIP no. 3 🌱
How to wrap gifts sustainably.

‘Tis the season to leave wrapping paper out of your trolley, la-la-la-la laaa, la la-la-la... 🎵

Why? Because it’s plain wasteful. It gets torn and tossed and most of the times can’t even be recycled because of the dyes, glitter or laminates.

So how can you make a gift look pretty without contributing to the never-ending landfill? We’ve shortlisted a few ideas to help you make the right decision.

🎁 old newspaper, magazines or comic books - look around your house for these, you’d be surprised how pretty a gift can look with newspaper and a black bow
🎁 maps or calendars
🎁 mason jars - can be used for edible gifts, soaps, art supplies or other small gifts
🎁 fabric
🎀 towels, tea towels, burlap, flannel
🎀 pillow case, bandanas, t-shirts, washcloths
🎀 muslin wraps
🎀 fabric gift bags, cotton drawstring bags
💡 TIP 💡 Check out “Furoshiki” for inspiration - it’s a japanese art of wrapping gifts in fabric
🎁 brown paper bag with a fabric bow
🎁 craft paper
🎁 children’s art work
🎁 woven basket
🎁 repurpose what you have at home (gift bags, clothes no longer worn, cloth bags, etc.)
🎁 decorate with natural elements - leaves, flowers, bird feathers
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