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2020-07-05 Community & Lifestyle
Author: Satterley Property Group

Live Sustainably at Honeywood, Wandi

Living a sustainable lifestyle in the Honeywood community is a lot easier than it sounds. Simple, small, gradual changes can often make the biggest impact on our environmental footprint. More and more people are living more mindfully and thinking about their impact on the environment and the world we are leaving for the generations to come.

Sometimes its easy to think ‘what impact can I have?’ And dismiss the contribution we all have as a collective community. Creating easy to follow processes at home is a great ways to form new habits for you and your family without having to consciously think about making environmentally friendly choices. Making sustainability a part of your everyday living is simple. We share a few tips and tricks that can be easily implemented to bring sustainable living to your home.

Organisation is key

Planning ahead is a great way to ensure we don’t waste unnecessarily. Packing your lunch instead of buying out, carrying a water bottle with you than can be easily refilled and a reusable coffee cup are simple suggestions you can implement that help the environment and your pocket.

A carry pack with cutlery and reusable straws are stylish and kind to the environment. Check out this pack from biome.com

Reduce your use of single-use plastic

Plastic wrap is one of the world’s biggest environmental criminals. ‘It is now believed that there are 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean. 100,000 marine creatures a year die from plastic entanglement and these are the ones found.’ According to ocean crusaders.org. Did you know that ‘If you tied 6.9 billion plastic bags together end on end, they would travel around the world 42.5 times’? That’s a pretty scary statistic and one we contribute to by using plastic packaging to wrap our sandwiches, leftovers and plastic bags when shopping.

2018 saw our supermarkets removing single-use plastic bags from their checkouts which in the first three months of implementation ‘the country’s two largest supermarkets have prevented an estimated 1.5 billion bags from entering the environment’ according to news.com.au.

Recycle, Recycle, Recycle

The world of recycling can be a confusing place - until know you know! Your local Shire of Kwinana has great advice on how, where and what to recycle. Check out their advice on this link.

From composting, farm workshops, recycling bin upgrades and more, your City has your recycling needs covered to make your role a simple one.

Repair rather than replace, or buy secondhand

There are plenty of near-new second-hand purchases you can make for furniture and appliances on places such as Facebook Marketplace and Gumtree. Second-hand clothing need not be full of moth-holes either – eBay and many second-hand and charity stores stock some beautiful, quality clothing and designer labels too! Reach out to your local Honeywood Residents online or in person to see how your used item could be your neighbours' treasure. Think about what is best done with an item when it breaks – often a repair is more cost effective and will reduce landfill!

DIY instead of buying new

Not only is buying your necessities costly, but their packaging also is often excessive and sometimes can’t be recycled! By making your own sauces, cosmetics and cleaning products not only will you save money, but you will also avoid putting unnecessary chemicals and toxins into your body while reducing your carbon footprint. Often things you make yourself can be made in bulk and will save you a fortune!

Start with the small things and build from there. A simple tomato passata sauce is a great household staple for pasta meals, meat and veggies. Check out this tasty recipe by the team at Sydney's Cornersmith cafe to begin your journey to sustainability.

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