Have you spotted our Recycling Station out the front of our Perth Eco Store in Vic Park? 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 in Perth:
- Plastic bread tags
- 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)
- Hair Care Bottles (any brand of shampoo and conditioner bottles, hair care jars, tubes and pumps, hair colour tubes - washed and dried please)
- Hair Care Aerosols (any brand of dry shampoo, hairspray and mousse aerosol cans)
- Used Disposable Razors (any brand). Show us your recycling and if you swap your disposable plastic razor for one of our fully stainless steel safety razors we will give you 5% off
- Beauty packaging including plastic tubes, bottles, lids and pumps, and glass bottles, lids and pumps
- Contact lens and associated packaging pods
** Update: We have temporarily suspended our Blister Pack Recycling while we find a new resource to send them to. Please let us know if your local chemist is recycling them or petition them to organise a TerraCycle Blister Pack box. Perth pharmacies and a cafe currently accepting blister packs for Terracycle (updated June 2022):
Blooms Pharmacy in North Perth
Our Ruby Girl in Manning
For further information on how to recycle other tricky items in Perth, check out our Perth Recycling Guide.
Update on Plastic Lids Recycling
We are NO longer able to accept plastic lids as unfortunately the company who we were sending them to are no longer operating. We instead ask that you take them to your nearest Containers4Change depot where they will be recycled alongside the 10c bottles and cans.
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 in over four years 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.
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.
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.
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.