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As Halloween gallops towards us (end of the month), it's a good time to reflect on how we can make Halloween planet-friendly. According to Clean Up Australia, who inspire and empower communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment, there are a few small tricks on how we can cut down waste and treat the kids and the planet to a good 2020 Hallowgreen. This year may not be as bad as others with restrictions in place, making it a good opportunity to educate ourselves on considerations for the planet.

See here for Hallowgreen Ideas like getting together with other parents, friends, neighbours, and organising to buy lollies in bulk. This saves on excessive plastic packaging. Same ideas are given for costumes. Zoom with other parents you know and organise a costume swap. You'll find many great ideas via the link given - the main message is to plan ahead, so there's time to consider what's best for the planet.

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It goes without saying it's not just during seasonal celebrations that we need to be aware of how and what we buy, with consideration to the environment, and sustainability. Clean Up Australia is a good place to start. Australia's waste challenge goes far beyond one day, or one celebration. Especially now since China has barred imports of foreign waste, which has forced Australia to deal with its own growing waste problem. It seems we have a growing reputation of being the 4th highest food wasting country globally, sending over 5 million tonnes of food to landfill. Being amongst the highest users of electronics in the world, e-waste is the fastest-growing types of waste we have to deal with as well. Below is a ready list of links you can head to, to step up and do better, but first .....

STEP UP AND WIN! Win 1 of 10 Urban Composter Starter Kits. Simply follow 2 easy steps for your chance to WIN. Make sure you're following both @CleanUpAustralia and the @Urban_Composter on Instagram, and secondly, post a selfie with your Step Up action (your written pledge to reduce waste in the environment) and tag #stepuptocleanup. There are 10 of these Urban Composters to win. T&C's Apply. Competition ends 17:00 AEDT on November 16 2020. Calling all Australians to Step Up and make a pledge towards reducing their waste contribution. Thousands of small steps together, make a big difference! Together we can all be part of the solution.

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Competition ends 17:00 AEDT 16 Nov 2020

Learn more about a Circular Economy
Soft plastics recycling - if it's soft, it's plastic and can be scrunched into a ball in your hand, you'll find a full list via this link and your nearest collection point
Waste Challenges - see all the issues here and get better at Recycling
See the Recycled Solution and Buy Recycled Collections - a list for your next purchase
Get involved in a Clean Upevent or start your own
The Final Way to Step Up - flat-pack coffins


There is so much content on this wonderful website and Facebook page; it's a good place to start and/or continue our recycling journey towards a healthier planet. subscribe for news and tips on reducing the impacts of waste. You can also make a donation, which goes directly to empowering Australians to take action for the environment.

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