Decisions about the things we buy can move us toward being sustainable. Thinking about things like the resources used in the products we buy, how efficient they are and their lifecycle can help us make more environmentally friendly purchases.

How can we reconfigure our retail filters to include our environmental responsibilities?



  • Avoid excessive packaging

    Avoid excessive packaging

    Give priority to purchasing unpackaged products and save the earth’s precious resources. The average Australian consumes 90 kilograms of resources in packaging each year. This

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  • Use Non-toxic Cleaners

    Use Non-toxic Cleaners

    Common cleaning products, disinfectants and air fresheners are creating a toxic environment at home. Try natural alternatives for a healthier home and family. Toxic chemicals

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  • Buy Fair-trade Food & Products

    Buy Fair-trade Food & Products

    To stop the degradation of the global environment we have to deal with the failings of global trade, namely its tendency to increase poverty and

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  • Buy Paper & Wood Responsibly

    Buy Paper & Wood Responsibly

    Help make the harvesting of the world’s forests environmentally, socially and economically sustainable. Buy Forest Stewardship Council certified timber and wood products. The clear-felling of

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  • Purchase Recycled Products

    Purchase Recycled Products

    From toilet paper to chairs, jackets to dog leads, there are many recycled products that are excellent quality, so consider buying recycled when you buy.

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  • Environment friendly mindset

    Environment friendly mindset

    Become aware of the environmental implications of your consumption and purchase those goods that have the least impact on our future. Understanding the resources embedded

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  • Buy Second-Hand Products

    Buy Second-Hand Products

    By purchasing second-hand goods from an opportunity shop, you are supporting a charity, getting a bargain and reducing the resources required to satisfy your consumption

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Sustainable living guide