Recycling And Community Initiatives At Urban Revolution
Have you spotted our Recycling Station and Jar Exchange 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 and Precious Plastic Perth, we are now collecting a range of items for recycling from our community, as well as offering a free Jar Exchange and Abundance Basket. We hope you can make the most of these community initiatives.
Here's a rundown of our recycling initiatives at Urban Revolution!
- Plastic lids
- Plastic bread tags
- Contact lenses and blister packs (any brand)
- 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)
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.
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).
We also have a community Jar Exchange out the front of our store where we encourage anyone to drop off or take as many jars as you need.
Glass jars are perfect for repurposing into food & drink storage, freezer storage, arts and crafts, pot plant pots or indoor plant water 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. Browse our free Jar Exchange 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.
The Urban Revolution Team