This is a handy Dandy list of Online & Snailmail addresses for recycling, food sharing and zero waste, organic and eco-friendly online retailers.
A Note/Disclosure on Advertising:
I will let you know that I am affiliated with all these sites but I am affiliated with a couple. I don't get paid a bunch to promote them or receive any freebies for doing so (if I ever do I'll let you know) but I do get a small commission if someone happens to buy something through one of my links. I've only just started doing this (hoping it will be enough to keep this site ticking over) and am still testing the waters so if you come across anything that doesn't seem quite right please let me know and I'll endeavour to change or remove it asap.
All the sites listed on this page, even those I have no affiliation with, are ones that I have either personally visited and purchased from or if not, know someone personally that has. If you know of a fabulous online retailer or somewhere that accepts recyclables by post let me know via the Facebook page or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll check them out so we can add them to the list.
Snail Mail Recycling
Plastic Card Recycling
This organisation is based in the United States but will recycle plastic gift cards and loyalty cards etc.
Post your expired or unwanted plastic cards cards to :
Earthworks System, LLC, 33200 Bainbridge Rd, Suite E, Solon, OH 44139
Don’t have a Redcycle bin available locally. Post your soft plastics like cling wrap and plastic produce bags etc to them direct. Post to: RED Group, 38 Chelmsford Street Williamstown, North VIC 3016 or check out http://www.redcycle.net.au/where-to... to find your nearest drop off point.
Non-Council Drop Off Recycling Points
Batteries – Household batteries can be dropped off for recycling at Aldi, Ikea and Century Yuasa Battery Recycling Centres across Australia – you can search for one close to you here: http://www.cyb.com.au/our-priorities/environment/find-a-recycling-centre
Coffee pods – If you are still using coffee pods, don’t despair, these can be recycled at Nespresso stores https://www.nespresso.com/au/
Mobile Muster – Recycle old phones and accessories, handsets and chargers – often located in phone stores and at Australia Post outlets http://www.mobilemuster.com.
Project Uplift – used bras and swimwear can be donated which are then provided to women who cannot afford or access these things http://www.upliftbras.org/
Food Sharing Resources
Zerowaste , Organic and Eco friendly Online Retailers in Australia & New Zealand
Biome - Zero Waste, Eco-Friendly products for home and health. They have almost everything from kitchen & personal care items to cheese & yoghurt kits. They also sell things like shea butter and charcoal powder so you can DIY your personal hygiene products.
Bulk Whole Foods - Flat Rate $9.95 shipping.
Buy Eco Green - Reasonably Priced Eco-Friendly, Biodegradable and Recycled Stationary, Glue, Tape, Office & Craft Supplies
EcoStore Aust home & bodycare - you can get smaller versions of their products in various supermarkets, healthfood stores but they sell in bulk online.
Ethique -New Zealand bodycare
Flora and Fauna -Vegan & Creulty Free Personal Care Products & Accessories
Going Green Solutions -Eco Friendly Catering & Lifestyle Goods
Lush - for solid shampoos & bodycare products. They have plenty of stores too, see website for locations.
Om Made - handmade organic personal care/ skin care
Santos Organics - home, food & personal care products.
Shop Naturally - organics, personal care, kitchenware and lifestyle products to suit a zero wasters. Check out their totally plastic free section.
TriNature - home and body care.
Who Gives A Crap - paper goods - toilet paper, tissues & paper towels from 100% recycled paper.