What’s new in waste education? We all know about the 3R’s- Reduce Reuse Recycle.

Discover The 10R’s© and learn how to reduce waste in your life.There is a common trend around the world where people have become overwhelmed with stuff to the point where they simply cannot function, or find things, so they go and buy more, thus starting this viscous clutter spiral. Don’t worry you are not alone.

Australia A recent surveys show that the average Australian family spend $1226 per year on stuff they never use and one in eight people moved home to accommodate more stuff. (Source Stuff Happens)

United States of America The average American family spends $1,700 on clothes annually Forbes

Britain Britons have a shocking £5.7 billion worth of unused household items stashed away, and one in three has enough to fill a bedroom. Daily Mail

The impact of over consumption on the environment, personal finances, and peace of mind are some of the many issues which overwhelm us and get in the way of living the life we want. This new waste education program The10R’s© is an organising solution helps create order, identify your clutter and waste and rewards you with more time and space in your life without costing the earth.

What are The 10R’s©?

  1. Rethink

Before adding something to the shopping trolley, click on the mouse and add something to the cart, accept that 2 for 1 offer, or take the goodies bag on offer, simply stop and pause

  • Do I need it, do I want it?
  • How does it make me feel?
  • Is there an equivalent with less packaging?
  • Is it made with recycled content?
  • Can I reuse the packaging?
  • Do I have similar already?

A few simple moments to stop and rethink could make all the difference to your life and our planet.

2.  Responsible

Everything we bring into our space comes with a carbon footprint, somewhere in the world a tree has been cut down and/or minerals have been dug out of the ground then shipped somewhere to be manufactured into the things we need and want, for this reason we must take some responsibility to the disposal of our unwanted items.

“You don’t throw anything away, there is no away this stuff has to go somewhere” unknown

Want to responsibly dispose of unwanted stuff, check out our Useful Links page,over 100 ways to recycle and donate unwanted items

  1. Refuse
  • It is ok to say “no thank you” to
  • Buy one get one free
  • Give away’s
  • Freebies
  • Gift bags and show bags
  • Excess packaging
  • Single use products
  1. Repurpose

Generally speaking most people we work with have all the storage containers, cupboards, nooks and crannies to get organised. If this is not the case we head to the back of your cupboards to find things you don’t use and repurpose them as storage. We will turn baking dishes and shoe boxes into drawer dividers and drinks cabinets into office storage. Rethink your clutter before buying more stuff!

  1. Reorganise

Our homes don’t come with elastic sides; let’s reorganise to fit within our current footprint, before adding an extension or hiring a storage unit.

  1. Repair

In a world of once use and disposable items we often forget that things can be repaired. Rethink; can it be repaired or restyled? Find a Repair Cafe near you

  1. Reduce

When we know what we have and need we are less likely to go buy more of the same, this saves time, money, waste and energy. Being clear about our needs reduces clutter in our homes. Why bring in things into our homes that do not add value to our lives?

  1. Reuse

Where possible we demonstrate how to implement reusable or refillable options in the home.

  • Reusable ink cartridges
  • Reusable coffee cups
  • Reusable shopping bags
  • Refill pens, water bottles
  1. Recycle

Recycling is great, although at Eco Organiser® we rethink how we recycle, not just relying on the recycle bin.  It takes energy to recycle, it’s called embodied energy, and wherever possible we recycle at home through The 10R’s© composting and worm farms.

  1. Reward

When we reduce clutter in our home we are rewarded with more time, space, energy and money. When we reduce waste and reduce embodied energy we are rewarding our planet.

Australian waste coach, motivational speaker, Tanya Lewis aka The Eco Organiser® and author of STUFF OFF! & Ethically Declutter Your Home in 30 Days educates people on the benefits of ethically decluttering and living well with less waste.

From the Australian bush to the Sydney Opera House and universities such as Melbourne, Queensland & Strathclyde (UK) Tanya has helped over 8000 people ethically declutter and reduce waste.

Eco Organiser® communicates a simple message in simple language, by keeping it real and delivered in a non-judgemental you avoid the glazed over look, of “not another recycling message”

Tanya love’s being invited into communities, corporations, universities and businesses to share her passion and simple actions to reduce waste and move towards a sustainable lifestyle.

For further information or to book Tanya at your next event:

Email          duncan@platinumcre8ive.com

Phone         +61 411 895 353

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The 10R’s© Rethink – Responsible – Refuse – Repurpose – Reorganise – Repair – Reduce – Reuse – Recycle – Reward