The True Cost of Waste Part 1

We want to do good by our planet to reduce, reuse and recycle waste, we also need and want economies to grow and thrive, yet we cannot ignore the true cost of waste, which can be gauged by Earth Overshoot Day.

It’s the day that marks the date when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year, exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. The stuff we buy comes with a carbon footprint of some kind- trees for paper- oil for plastics- coal to run our factories.

According to the Global Footprint Network, Earth Overshoot Day has moved up the calendar by two months over the past 20 years to 29 July in 2019, the earliest date ever. Source WWF Earth Overshoot Day

Imagine if we stopped buying stuff that does not add value to our lives, business, social structure and invested in quality over quantity, reusable over disposable, legislated for the right to repair, and moved away from designed obsolescent. What would the health of our planet look like if stopped buying STUFF!

STUFF, what is it? Continue reading

Repurpose stuff

The 10R’s© No. 4 Repurpose

What does repurpose mean?

At Eco Organiser® repurpose is define as reusing something for a different purpose other than its initial purpose. With a little imagination stuff reused rather than discarded or recycled.

Why should we consider repurposing stuff rather than buy new or recycling; buying new stuff helps drive the world’s economy? Continue reading

Alternative to Plastic bags

Boomerang Bags Tackling Plastic Pollution

Boomerang Bags turns clutter into opportunities for others, to tackle plastic pollution.

With Australians discarding about 23 kilograms* of textiles into landfill each year – and two-thirds of those discards are man-made synthetic/plastic fibres that may never breakdown. Source Textile Beat

It is wonderful to see grassroots groups such as Boomerang Bags take the lead to tackle plastic pollution. Continue reading

Tanya Lewis Keynote Speakerer

Fighting the war on waste one community at a time

Waste should not be not a dirty word in fact, waste is a valuable commodity yet we use it once then throw away, now that is a waste.

Our mission is to empower communities to rethink their clutter and waste; share our ideas and show that with a few simple lifestyle changes in our home, habits, work and travel we can all make a difference to the health our planet. Continue reading