We Australians love our coffee! We consume about 50,000 takeaway coffees every 30 minutes. That equals 50,000 disposable coffee cups most likely ending up in landfill. At the supermarket it’s not much better. Australians are estimated to use between four and six billion plastic bags a year. So by the time you read this story, that’s another 30,000 single use plastic bags used and thrown away.
Reducing your footprint by ditching takeaway coffee cups and single use plastic from your life is a really good place to start.
At Wholesome Hub, we’re here to help! We want to make it easier for you to live a healthier, happier life that produces less waste for this beautiful planet we all share. Here are three quick and easy changes you can make to reduce your footprint, and help make our world a better place!
One of the biggest differences you can make is removing plastic shopping bags from your life. In many countries, plastic bags have been completely banned or can only be given out for a fee. Most states in Australia have banned them too, which is great.
Onya reusable shopping bags and Onya reusable produce bags are two great ways to make your weekly shop and groceries more environmentally friendly. And what’s even better, Onya makes their reusable bags from recycled plastic water bottles, helping to reduce the waste in landfill even further!
Are you one of those coffee lovers who can’t go without their morning latte? KeepCup and Onya have got you covered with their range of reusable coffee cups.
Onya’s re-usable cups are made from 100% food-safe silicone. The Onya cups keep your coffee warm for longer whilst staying cool to the touch. They are designed to barista standards, which means they fit in the machine at your favourite café.
Made in Melbourne and an awesome Aussie invention, KeepCup was the world’s first barista standard reusable coffee cup. They are on a mission to save our planet, one re-usable coffee cup at a time. Their awesome range looks good, feels good and does some good.
Looking for an alternative to cling wrap? Here it is! HoneyBee wrap is made from 100% organic cotton fabric, organic beeswax, jojoba oil, coconut oil and tree resin. This collection of ingredients creates an easy to use wrap that can be used over and over again, reducing the waste of things like single-use plastic wrap.
And even better, HoneyBee wrap is made by a gorgeous Mum in Byron Bay. So, you can support local business while helping to reduce your environmental impact!
It might seem like a big task to reduce the waste produced every day across Australia, but every little bit counts. Start taking small steps now, so future generations can see big differences!