How To Minimise Waste
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.
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.