Did you know that good's packaging make up over 5 million tonnes of waste only in Australia by June 2018? Imagine how it is today with the increased demand of online shopping.
According to Clean Up Australia, only half was recycled after use; the remainder ended up in landfills, in our waterways, or scattered across our land.
At Experience Raw, we believe in a circular economy; this is one of the reasons why we have decided to keep our packaging a minimum. Simple, so that you can reuse it repeatedly.
Whether you want to send another pack in the same box or keep it to storage things at home, we want you to make the most of it. Rather than dump it in the bin, where it usually goes no matter how fancy it is.
In recent research by Australia Clean Up, there are at least three main reasons why recycling is so low:
- Some packaging is difficult to recycle. E.g., expanded polystyrene.
We use compostable kraft paper to protect your goods. The fantastic news is that this paper is not only recyclable, also compostable. According to our supplier, to compost it at home, you can (optionally) cut them up for the fastest composting results. Then pick a spot in your garden that is dry and shady. Grab an old bin or large container, drill some holes in it. Add a course layer of dry material to the bottom of your trunk, like sticks and twigs, to encourage air circulation. Done!
- Materials are placed in a regular garbage bin instead of a recycling bin.
Remember, garbage or general waste is those products or parts of products we've disposed of because they're now unwanted or "unusable". Recycling or recycled products are those products that we've disposed of but can and should be reused either for their original purpose or completely re-purposed with a new objective.
According to Victoria Government, these are the two bins available for us and our waste:
Yellow – Mixed recycling
Red – Rubbish
- Recycling bins have too much contamination for the contents to be recycled.
Recycling contamination happens when materials are sorted into the wrong recycling bin. For example, you could be placing a glass bottle into a mixed paper recycling bin. Another typical mistake is when materials are not properly cleaned, such as when food residue remains on a plastic yogurt container.
Please keep in mind the piece of information above and make your actions count.
Support locals and save the planet in packaging box at a time.