It takes lots of energy and resources to make and transport a product. Some products such as packaging become waste almost immediately and then require even more energy to be recycled/reprocessed or, even worse, end up in landfill.
You can help to reduce this harmful waste cycle by reducing the amount of waste you produce. Think about whether you really need the product in the first place and, where possible, choose products with minimal packaging.
For more information on how you can help prevent unwanted products from ending up in landfill, visit the Garage Sale Trail website.
Composting and Worm Farming
About half of what we throw away is food and garden waste. You can reduce the amount of waste you put into your green-topped bin, as well as the amount of garden fertiliser you need to buy, through worm farming and composting. It is a fun way for the whole family to get involved in sustainable living practices.
Download our Composting Brochure (PDF) to find out about setting up and maintaining a compost bin.
The City runs regular environmental sustainability workshops and there are several rebates you can apply for, including the Worm Cafe Subsidy and Compost Bin Rebate.