Simple Steps to Waste Less

Let’s keep it simple. 5 easy changes to reduce what goes into landfill.

Go on, try one.

The Dirty 5

Coffee cups can't be recycled

Coffee Cups

Putting the con in convenience. These guys are not even recyclable! And not half as handsome as their alternative.

There's no need for single use plastic bags

Plastic Bags

The average plastic bag is used for less than 12 minutes yet clogs our kitchen drawers for like eternity.

wasteful waterbottle

Water bottles

Barely ever recycled these  are bound for a waterway near you.  


These bad boys are small but seriously  sucky. 

But that’s only 4?

Bravo, you got us.

So 50% of the world’s  plastic is used on items used only once.

But did you know we also throw away about 20% of the food we buy?
And over 20% of what we try to  recycle goes back into landfill, cos we got it wrong?


So #5 is all about knowing your waste…

Gettin' it right on bin night

I need all the coffee

Oh, we hear you.

Chill out. Take a breather and have your coffee “to stay”. 

Or just bring your reusable cup to one of the 100 Responsible Cafes in Ryde. Yay!

Say “no thanks” to disposable coffee cups.

Responsible Cafes in Ryde

Forgot your bag?

Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us

But thanks to some pretty amazing local volunteers, you’re never going to be caught short again.

Say “no thanks” to plastic bags.

Boomerang Bags in Ryde

Sip, don't suck

Find another way to impress your date…

So you’ve got lips right? So straws aren’t 100% required for sipping.

But maybe you have a romantic attachment to these pesky bits of plastic, and if you do, you can always invest in a reusable option. Yes, they exist!

Say “no thanks” to plastic straws.

The Last Straw

It's thirsty work

Somebody bring me some water

Tap water. Its easy, clean and about 2000 times cheaper than the bottled stuff.

And its everywhere. So bring your fancy bottle and fill ‘er up.

Say “no thanks” to disposable water bottles.

Water Fountains in Ryde

Power in numbers

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Simple Steps to Waste Less

We're all about positivity and achievable actions. We know the stats are dire and have plenty of info on hand for those who want to know more... but let's just concentrate on leading by example with simple steps we can all do to help make a sustainable future.

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