Recycling And Community Initiatives At Urban Revolution

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Have you spotted our Recycling Station out the front of our Vic Park store in Perth? We love encouraging our local community to be more environmentally responsible and hope that we can all enjoy doing the right thing with our waste. 

Eliminating plastic waste all together is the priority, but we understand that in today’s world it’s extremely difficult to become 100% zero waste. With the help of TerraCycle Australia, we are now collecting a range of items for recycling from our community, as well as offering a free Abundance Basket. We hope you can make the most of these community initiatives.

Here's a rundown of our recycling initiatives at Urban Revolution!

 

Recycling Station

  • Plastic bread tags
  • Tablet blister packs
  • Dish and air care waste (any brand of dishwashing or air freshening products including bottles/aerosols/spray bottles/dishwasher tablet packaging/air fresheners & refills)
  • Oral care (any oral care product or packaging except electric toothbrush bases)
  • Writing instruments (any brand of pen, felt tip, highlighter, marker, empty correction fluid pot, correction tape or mechanical pencil. Please NO wooden pencils, glue sticks, erasers, scissors, crayons or chalk)

Recycling Station Urban Revolution Vic Park

 

Re-Used Packaging

Did you know that 100% of the packaging for our online orders has been carefully thought out and researched to be as environmentally friendly as possible?

Every online order that we post Australia-wide is packaged using almost entirely reclaimed packaging. We reuse all of the packaging that our products get sent to us in, as well as taking used packaging from any customer who has some to donate. The only packaging materials we have bought since the opening of the business is Kraft paper to enclose the reclaimed packaging in and tape to secure packages, of which we use the most Earth-friendly product we can source: paper tape with rubber glue.

Jo holding used, reclaimed packaging for recycling for Urban Revolution online orders

Each package receives a thank you postcard featuring local artwork and some eco or garden tips (on recycled paper with vegetable inks). The outsides of packages also get stamped with our Urban Revolution stamp (rather than a plastic sticker) and many get lovely little hand-drawn decorations by one of our team members.

An Urban Revolution online order package using reclaimed materials and hand-decorated

If you are interested in donating your used packaging to us, the items we are most often in need of are small cardboard boxes and padding materials (including bubble wrap, scrunched/shredded paper and newspaper).

 

Jar Exchange - On Hold

We are not currently accepting donations of glass jars, but we do have an abundance available for customers to use to dispense our new bulk products.

Glass jars are perfect for repurposing into food & drink storage, freezer storage, arts and crafts, plant pots or indoor plant vases. Our local bulk food stores Loose Produce and The Source Vic Park both love people bringing in empty glass jars for weighing and filling with various packaging-free food and cleaning products. You are also welcome to browse our jars any time to collect the perfect jars for whatever you need.

Jar exchange Urban Revolution Vic Park

 

Abundance Basket

In the spirit of sharing among our wonderful community, we also have an Abundance Basket for sharing and swapping of any excess, local, home-grown produce. Anyone is welcome to drop off or take home free fresh produce from this little basket, usually found out the front of our store.

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Recycling station urban revolution vic park perth

2 comments

  • Posted on by Juanita

    If I lived closer I would have donated mangoes to your abundance basket last year. It is a mature Imperial-like mango tree at least 60 years old; naturally watered, and fertilised by ‘stealing’ nutrients from our compost bins. (We often find that the tree’s roots have found the compost ready before us; but when It gives as an abundant harvest as last year I don’t mind.)

  • Posted on by Juanita

    I am a crafter and strongly support recycling and reusing in my card making to make beautiful yet unique cards. If you want to check these out further look on my website: http://www.nitacardzing.com/The-3Rs-of-card-making-recycle-reuse-and-repurpose.html and other pages linked from it.

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