Waste Free Tips

How To Minimise Waste

Here at Vegan Online, we're always looking for ways to leave a lighter footprint on the Earth. From Soap Nuts to biodegradable kitchen scourers, the products to help us live greener are never ending. Reducing waste is a long process, but these waste free alternatives to every day items will have you on the right track to making a positive impact on the planet, and especially our oceans and wildlife. 


It's estimated that Australians use 10 million plastic straws every day. That's approximately 115 straws used every second, in Australia alone. These straws, like a lot of single use plastics, end up in our waterways. This has devastating effects on wildlife, especially when nearly every piece of plastic ever made still exists today.
Reusable straws are a simple way to remove your contribution to this staggering problem. Reusable straws come in a variety of materials, including stainless steel, glass, and bamboo. Our favourite reusable straws are these stainless steel straws from Ever Eco. They're easy to use and clean, thanks to the included cleaning brush. There's also an On-The-Go option including cleaning brush and pouch, so you'll never have to use a plastic straw again.

Produce Bags

Although most of Australia has now banned single use plastic bags at the checkout, every state still supplies single use plastics for fruits and vegetables. Luckily there are reusable options, like the different style bags from Ever Eco. Available in Organic Cotton and RPET, made from recycled plastic bottles. 

Takeaway Coffees

Many people aren't aware that disposable coffee cups, while they look like they're made from cardboard, actually have a layer of plastic between the walls of the cups to waterproof them. For this reason many people choose to take their own, reusable alternatives to cafes. We encourage this by giving 50c off coffees in our retail store if someone brings their own reusable coffee cup, such as our Freedom Hill Sanctuary Keep Cup.


Thanks for reading, we hope you can take some of these tips and apply them to your everyday life so we can all do our bit to reduce our harm to the planet for future generations.

Until next time, Vegan Online.