Roadmap-To-Zero logo Waste Checklist
    We know that some of these actions may be difficult with the current COVID-19 restrictions, see * for impacted actions
  • Easy Use a keep cup for your daily coffee. If you forget your cup, make the time to drink your coffee at the cafe*
  • Take a reusable water bottle when you go out
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  • Use reusable shopping bags
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  • Take home-made snacks/sandwiches/meals when you are on the go to reduce the need to buy plastic-wrapped items
  • Use waxed cloths to keep food fresh
  • If you drive to the shops, keep reusable shopping bags in the car and remember to take them with you!
  • Bring your own container when getting take-away meals*
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  • Use your own reusable fruit/vegetable bags or shop at a store that provides them
  • Say no to straws
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  • Avoid coffee pods, or use reusable pods
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  • Avoid teabags (especially those that contain plastic) and use loose-leaf tea
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  • Buy the 'imperfect' produce
  • Use shampoo bars rather than shampoo in plastic bottles
  • Swap to rechargable batteries
  • Pick up rubbish on the beach, or anywhere, when you see it * (Make sure you wear gloves and wash hands)
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  • Reuse wrapping paper and packaging
  • Dine in rather than take away*
  • Use towels, sheets, clothes etc to pack fragile items when moving (as opposed to bubble wrap) etc.
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  • Buy products with no/minimal packaging
  • Buy coffee from a Responsible Cafe
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  • Give gifts that are reusable and have no plastic packaging and minimal other packaging
  • Cook from scratch and reduce packaging
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  • Make up a system that suits you to remember your reusable coffee cup and waterbottle so you've always got it with you
  • Stockpile plastic wrapping/bags/clingwrap and recycle in the RED Cycle bin at majr supermarkets
  • Ask your favourite cafes/restaurants/food shops to become a trashless takeaway outlet*
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  • Buy items made from recyclable materials
  • Mend and repair things rather than throwing away
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  • Use brown paper bags and greaseproof paper to wrap sandwiches (if you don't have beeswax wraps) rather than plastic
  • Reuse or repurpose things you already have rather than buying new
  • Go paperless
  • Before you buy a new item, ask yourself "do I need it?"
  • Shop for second hand clothes and household goods before purchasing new items
  • Find a drycleaner (if you really need to use one) that offers reusable garment bags and return the hangers if you do not need them
  • Recycle clothes and textiles that cannot be sold or donated so it doesn't go to landfill
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  • Borrow or rent items that you only need occasionally
  • Find a hairdresser that is part of the Sustainable Salons Australia program
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  • If you have a business, conduct a Bin Trim review
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  • Be a recycling afficianado
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  • Compost your food scraps
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  • Start a worm farm
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  • Buy from companies that reduce waste throughout their supply chain
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  • Avoid buying items that cannot be reused or recycled