Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

🍕 Homemade Pizza Night Just Got Easier! 🍕 Ready to whip up a delicious pizza at home? Follow this simple recipe using our easy-to-use pizza base mix: Ingredients: Instructions: Enjoy your homemade pizza with family and friends! Perfect for a fun and tasty meal. 🎉🍕...

Lemon Myrtle Biscuits Recipe: A Taste of Australia

Indulge in the unique flavor of Australia with these Lemon Myrtle Biscuits, a delightful twist on classic cookies. Infused with aromatic Lemon Myrtle leaves, these biscuits will impress with their citrusy zest and subtle sweetness. Perfect for afternoon tea, a special treat, or sharing with loved ones. Here’s how to make them: Ingredients from Wasteless...

Warm Up with Rosemary Lentil Soup Recipe

When the weather cools down, there’s nothing like a hearty bowl of soup to warm you up. This Rosemary Lentil Soup recipe combines wholesome ingredients and aromatic herbs in a simple, delicious meal that serves four. It’s not only nourishing but also incredibly satisfying with its rich flavors. Ingredients from Wasteless Pantry: Ingredients from elsewhere:...

The Smart Way to Recycle Aerosol Cans in Western Australia

Recycling aerosol cans in Western Australia requires careful consideration due to their pressurized nature, which introduces complexities and risks in the recycling process. The incorrect disposal of these cans not only poses significant environmental hazards but also safety risks, including the potential for explosions and pollution when they end up in landfills. To address these...

Gluten-Free Banana Bread Recipe

Dive into the world of baking with this gluten-free banana bread recipe that’s as nutritious as it is delicious. Combining banana bread mix with eggs or a flax meal alternative, vegetable oil, and ripe bananas, this recipe promises a moist, flavorful loaf every time. Let’s explore this gluten-free banana bread recipe further. To understand how...

Easy Homemade Tortilla Recipe for a Flavorful Taco Night

Using this homemade tortilla recipe to create delicious tortillas from scratch is a game-changer for any meal. This effortless recipe only requires flour, salt, water, and oil, blending these ingredients into a dough that forms the base of your culinary canvas. The beauty of homemade tortillas lies in their versatility—roll them out for bite-sized delights...

DIY Jamsetta Recipe: Perfect Your Homemade Jams

In the world of home cooking, creating your own jam holds a special place. It’s not just about the delightful flavors but also the joy of crafting something truly yours. Enter the magic of making your own DIY Jamsetta Recipe —a crucial mix that transforms your fruit concoctions into luscious jams with the perfect set...

Gluten-Free Hi-Fibre Pancake Mix Recipe

This Gluten-Free Hi-Fibre Pancake Mix recipe offers a nutritious start to the day, perfect for health-conscious and dietary-restricted individuals. It’s vegan-friendly, and free from common allergens like gluten, wheat, soy, yeast, eggs, dairy, and nuts, ensuring it’s safe for nearly everyone without sacrificing taste. Made with wholegrain chickpea flour and resistant starches, it promises a...

Chocolate Brownie Mudcake Mix Recipe

For a delightful baking experience that’s both versatile and waste-reducing, the choc brownie mix from Wasteless Pantry is your go-to option. This mix not only allows you to whip up delicious chocolate brownies but also serves as a base for mud cakes and mug cakes. This versatile mix not only simplifies the baking process but...

Sustainable Shaving Solutions: Switch to Reusable Safety Razors

Looking for sustainable shaving solutions? Switching to reusable safety razors from Wasteless Pantry is a step towards sustainable grooming. Unlike disposable razors, these durable alternatives reduce waste and offer a closer shave. Pairing them with a shaving puck, instead of aerosol creams, enhances this eco-friendly experience. Blades need changing depending on usage, ensuring optimal performance...

Refill Over Recycle: The Path to Sustainable Grocery Shopping

Sustainable grocery shopping can be done! In the realm of sustainable living, choosing to refill rather than recycle or compost packaging during your weekly grocery shop emerges as a superior choice. Especially within the context of Western Australia. While recycling and composting have their merits, they’re hampered by limitations and inefficiencies. A significant portion of...

Eco-Friendly E-Waste Recycling in Western Australia

Recycling e-waste in Western Australia is not just a responsible choice—it’s a friendly nudge towards a greener planet! The Waste Authority WA emphasizes the importance of this, given the potential risks to our health and environment. E-waste can be anything from your old TV and computer to mobile phones and large appliances. Thankfully, our state...

How to Make a Sustainable Mocha & Vanilla Body Scrub Using Bulk Ingredients

In the world of beauty and self-care, sustainability is more than just a buzzword—it’s a necessary shift in how we approach our daily routines. This was the theme of our recent Body Scrub Workshop, where we introduced a delightful Mocha & Vanilla Body Scrub recipe. This recipe not only promises a luxurious skincare experience but...

Transform Your Leftover Sweet Treats into Delicious Cookies

A Waste-Reducing Recipe Are you staring at a pantry full of miscellaneous nibbles and wondering what to do with them? Welcome to a delicious solution: “Love Your Leftovers – Baking Edition”! This blog post will guide you through a simple yet delightful recipe that turns those random bits of sweet treats into delectable cookies. Leftover...

Meet the Team: Feiyah

Meet the newest member of the Wasteless Pantry team, Feiyah 🌈 Kaya, my name is Feiyah (she/they)! I’m a Hills local and I’ve been working mostly at the Mundaring store since May, however, I’ve been popping up more recently at Bassendean, too. One of the main reasons I joined the team was to enjoy a...

Turmeric Latte Recipe

Ingredients: -1 cup almond or oat milk -1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder -1/2 teaspoon ground ginger -1/2 teaspoon cinnamon -1 teaspoon raw honey or maple syrup -Pinch of black pepper -Optional sprinkle of ground cardamom Instructions: 1. In a small saucepan, heat almond milk over medium heat. 2. Once the milk is hot, add in turmeric...

Sticky Chai Recipe

Spice up your day the sticky way! 🍂☕ Stir up some magic with our chai blend, or make your own delicious sticky chai with the recipe below! This recipe is a hug in a mug waiting to happen. Get ready to sip, savor, and spread the chai love – one sip at a time! ✨💕...

Pistachio Apricot Cookies

Ingredients: – 1½ cup almond meal – ¼ cup coconut flour – 2tbsp monk fruit powder – ⅛ tsp baking soda – ⅛ tsp salt – 1 large egg, beaten – ½ tsp vanilla extract – ¼ cup honey – ¼ cup melted coconut oil – ¼ cup shelled, salted, finely chopped pistachios – ½...

Medication Blister Pack Recycling

Did you know that we are a collection point for Blister Pack Recycling? Blister packs are a type of packaging made from a combination of plastic and aluminum, making them tricky to recycle; however, with a little effort they can be recycled through specialist recycling programs and given a new life. Blister pack recycling helps...

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake

Easter baking with goodies from your local bulk food store? How about trying out this recipe! INGREDIENTS – Gluten-Free Banana Bread Mix 500g – Mixed Spice 2.5tbsp – Cinnamon 1tbsp – Vanilla extract 5g (1 tsp) – Nutmeg 2tsp – Grated Carrot 200g – 3 Eggs (or 3 Tbsp flaxseed meal in 6 Tbsp water...

Deliciously Zesty Citrus Peel, Ginger & Carrot Muffins Recipe

Here’s a delightful recipe for Citrus Peel, Ginger & Carrot Muffins that combines wholesome ingredients with a burst of flavor. These muffins are perfect for those who enjoy a bit of zest in their baked goods, featuring a mix of wholemeal and self-raising flours, spicy ground ginger, and sweet brown sugar. The addition of mixed...

Vegan friendly dairy free Parmesan Cheese 🧀

Ingredients – ½ cup Almond meal – 3tbsp nutritional yeast – ½tsp onion powder – ¼tsp garlic powder – ½tsp salt – A pinch of smokey paprika – ½-1tsp lime or lemon (optional) Method 1. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl and stir together 2. For a tangy. touch add the lemon/lime 3. Adjust...
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Waste Free Halloween

If you are getting into the Halloween spirit, there are ways to do it with less waste with tips from our package-free grocery store… * Find or make a Halloween-themed trick-or-treat bag that can be reused every year. Try to make it hardy enough to pop into the wash at the end of the celebrations...
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Gluten-Free, Muesli Hedgehog Slice

Imagine biting into a delicious hedgehog slice made with gluten free bulk wholefoods with no packaging waste! That’s what you have to look forward to if you make this recipe with ingredients you buy from Wasteless Pantry, either refilled in-store or delivered to your home when ordered online. Above all, our zero waste bulk food...
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Hibiscus Iced Tea

Creamy and cooling, this recipe uses bulk loose leaf tea package free from Wasteless Pantry (zero waste bulk food store in Perth, Australia) to create something amazing! Firstly, hibiscus tea is said to be high in antioxidants. Secondly, it is said to have a slightly tart flavour similar to cranberries. Therefore when you mix it...

Easy Homemade Protein Bars (Cinnamon Roll)

This power-hit recipe is a great way to learn how to use bulk protein powder in something other than a smoothie! Whether you choose whey or pea protein powder from Wasteless Pantry (zero waste bulk food store Perth, Australia), you’ll be delighted with the results! Plus by getting your bulk food online or instore unpackaged...
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Homemade Package Free Dog Treats

You’ve made the move to low-waste living and so should your pet! Zero waste dog care needs just a few tweaks such as switching to eco-friendly package-free dog food. By refilling your container you are minimizing single-use plastic packaging waste. Also, by choosing locally made, you are supporting local businesses and minimizing food miles. Or...

Meet bulk food store Perth owner Jeannie

Meet the famous Jeannie 🏑 Hi I’m Jeannie, I’ve been working at Wasteless Pantry with Amanda for 7 years, over 8 if you count the time we spent planning & developing the business. Before WP I was a Paramedic, although my three kids grew up with WP & I don’t think they remember me as...

Bruschetta Spaghetti with Unpackaged Foods

Cooking this Bruschetta Spaghetti with unpackaged food is easy when you shop at Wasteless Pantry, the best waste-free shop. Just refill your containers in-store or order raw bulk foods online from us. This way you get only what you want to use and everything stays fresh. Also, you avoid single-use plastic pollution thereby reducing single-use...

Spooky cooking time! Halloween Cookies

With goods from your favourite waste-free shop, Wasteless Pantry, you can make these terrifyingly delicious treats this Halloween. Source bulk foods unpackaged from us to make all your goodies plastic-free and waste-free. As the single-use plastic ban hasn’t reached food packaging yet, importantly, this is your chance to refuse plastic packaging by refilling your own...

Our Special Gluten Friendly Bread Recipe

We know you are keen on our gluten-free food and were excited about this recipe! The beauty of shopping at a zero-waste bulk food shop is that you can get just what you need to try out any recipe. Then if you don’t enjoy it there is no waste left over. But if you do...

Vegan Tahini Date Cookies

There are so many vegan bulk food options at Wasteless Pantry that you can buy in-store or online with home delivery available! Simple recipes like this mean that you can go plastic-free and vegan-friendly without compromising on taste. We have a wide range of vegan options on our bulk foods online store, with a filter...

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Balls

Use naked food you bought from Wasteless Pantry, plastic free bulk food store online, to make these delicious peanut butter oatmeal balls. That way you forgo plastic packaging which is a great idea given that the average person in Australia throws away about 60kg of plastic each year! It is much better to just refill...

Vegan and Gluten Free Oatmeal Cups

These gluten-friendly and vegan-friendly oatmeal cups are easy to make with bulk foods from Wasteless Pantry, retailer of bulk wholefoods online and in-store in Perth, Australia. The benefit of buying bulk foods is that you can get just the amount you need for this recipe. Also, you are able to source wholefoods without plastic or...

Cranberry-Almond Quinoa Salad

Ingredients from WP: – 1cup dried quinoa – 2cups water – 1 1/2 tsp stock powder (liquid stock is fine as well, just use 2cups instead of the water) – ½cup sliced almonds – 1tbsp olive oil – 1tbsp maple syrup – 1tsp red wine vinegar – ¼tsp dried thyme – ⅓cup cranberries Other ingredients:...

Peanut Butter Oat Cookies

Ingredients -¾ cup rolled oats (wheat free oats if desired) -½ tsp bicarb soda -1cup peanut butter -2/3 cup brown sugar -1tsp vanilla extract -2 eggs (or 2 tsp flaxseed meal soaked in 2 Tbsp water) -2/3cup choc chips -Salt flakes Method 1. Preheat oven to 160°c, and line a baking tray 2. In a...

Almond Tahini Biscuit Recipe

This recipe was handed in by a customer who was bragging about how great they were, so we just had to give them a go! Ingredients from WP: – 2 cups Almond meal – ¾ cup Tahini – ½ cup Maple syrup – ½tsp Salt – 2tsp Vanilla extract – Sesame seeds to sprinkle Method...

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

Ingredients -½ cup tamari – ½ cup water – ⅓cup sugar – 1 tbsp maple syrup – ½tsp minced garlic – ½tsp minced ginger – 1tbsp cornstarch – 2tbsp water Methods 1. Heat a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. Add in soy sauce, water, & maple. Start with 1/4 cup tamari & adjust as you...

Vegan Salted Caramel Banana Bread

Vegan Salted Caramel – ½ cup coconut cream (made from WP coconut milk powder and water) – 3 tablespoons coconut sugar – 1 tablespoon maple syrup – ½ teaspoon vanilla extract – ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt Banana Bread – 2 tablespoons ground flax – 6 tablespoons warm water – 1½ cups mashed ripe banana...

Matcha Iced Latte

Start your morning right with a matcha iced latte ✨ Add vanilla extract to an iced glassWhisk together matcha, honey, and warm/hot water (not boiling)Add your milk preference to the glassAdd in matcha mix and stir, and you’re done!...

Specialist Recycling: Mobile Phones

Join the Go for Zero campaign! Australians are holding onto a staggering 4.2 million old phones that are broken and no longer working. They represent a stockpile of valuable materials and metals that can be reclaimed through recycling. We mine precious metals at an enormous cost and they are an essential part of electronics. However...

Earl Grey Tea Cake

An earl grey tea cake great for special visitors. Ingredients: Oil cooking spray 250g butter, softened 250g caster or superfine sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 5 eggs, at room temperature (or 3 duck eggs) 250g self raising flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp loose leaf Earl Grey tea, crushed until fine 1/4 cup milk...

French Onion Pasta Bake

WP ingredients: – 375g dried penne pasta – 1tbsp olive oil – 1 1/2 tsp dried thyme (1/2tsp is for seasoning) – 30g french onion seasoning mix – 2 tsp garlic granules (or 2 cloves garlic) Other ingredients: – 25g butter – 2 large brown onions (diced) -1/2 cup dry white wine -300mL cream -1...

Specialist Recycling: Dental Products

Did you know that you can recycle your old DENTAL/ORAL CARE PRODUCTS at WP? So until you switch to bamboo toothbrushes and refillable tooth powders or pastes you can still make a little switch to reduce your waste! ✅ Program accepted waste: Toothpaste tubes and caps, manual toothbrushes, electric toothbrush heads, toothpaste tube plastic packaging...

DIY Lip-balm

Ingredients from WP (makes 100g) • 40g Virgin coconut oil • 30g Beeswax • 10g Shea butter • 15g Cacao butter • 4g Jojoba oil • 10 Balm sized jars or tins Put all ingredients into a small saucepan & stir gently over low heat until melted. Carefully pour into small jars, allowing to cool...

Specialist Recycling: Household Batteries

Are you collecting your HOUSEHOLD BATTERIES for recycling via WP? 🔋 Household batteries are dry cell batteries used in many gadgets around the home, such as radios, cameras, and children’s toys. They include AA, AAA, C, D, button batteries, 9V and 6V batteries. It is estimated that WA throws away over 18 million household batteries...

Specialist Recycling: Disposable Razors

Have you recycled your DISPOSABLE RAZORS through us yet? The program accepted waste: Any brand of used razor blades and their packaging, including: 🪒 All brands of blades and razors (refillable and disposable products, and replaceable-blade cartridge units) 🪒 Rigid plastic packaging 🪒 Flexible plastic packaging Please note: cardboard and paper packaging is recyclable through...

Meet the Team: Katie from Mundaring & Bassendean

Meet our newest member of the Mundaring team, Katie🌻 Hi! My name is Katie, I started shopping at the Wasteless Pantry in March 2020 and joined the lovely WP family in December 2021. I love going for walks and camping in nature. I play the violin and am looking forward to training as a Veterinary...

Healthy Snickers Alternative Snack Bar

Want a healthier version of a snickers bar? I love the combination of chocolate, gooeyness, and peanut crunch which can be recreated with a few healthy ingredients bought package free from Wasteless Pantry. Plus it is gluten-free and dairy-free! Pick up the following from WP: * Medjool dates * Peanut butter * Dry roasted peanuts...
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Package free Easter

Well, it’s almost that time of year again for a Package Free Easter… Time for Chocolate Easter Eggs and Hot Cross Buns, package-free of course! Any day now we will have your favourite milk and dark (vegan-friendly) chocolate Easter eggs available. Locally made, palm-oil free, and absolutely delicious!! But why bother forgoing the packaging and...

Plastic Free Muesli Bars

Muesli bars come individually wrapped in plastic, an easy way to avoid this is to make your own 125g butter ¼ cup golden syrup 1 cup Rolled Oats ½ cup sultanas ½ cup sweetened dried cranberries ¼ cup diced dried apricot ¼ dried apple ½ cup self-raising flour ½ cup brown sugar 3 tbsp pepitas...

Zero Waste Summer Living

Don’t you just love the possibilities of the New Year! “This is the year that I will…” No matter what comes next, the excitement of new journeys to be taken or new skills to be learned are what makes life fun! If you are thinking of going waste less or up-ing your waste-free game then...

Meet the Maker: Dante’s Coffee Roasters

💚 Introducing Dante’s Coffee Roasters 💚 We thought you might like to get to know some of our amazing local suppliers, so we had a chat with John who locally roasts some of our coffee beans… Dante’s Coffee Roasters is a small family-owned business but packs a considerable punch with the quality of our Award-winning...

Meet the Maker: Scarlett Eve

💚 Introducing Scarlet Eve 💚⠀ We thought you might like to get to know some of our amazing local suppliers, so we had a chat with Simone who sews the most comfortable personal hygiene reusables… My awareness of environmental issues began in primary school. I remember the effect it had on me when I learned...

Meet the Maker: Whittingtons

💚 Introducing Whittingtons 💚⠀ We thought you might like to get to know some of our amazing local suppliers, so we had a chat with Michael and his team who supplies the most flavoursome herbs and spices…⠀ Whittingtons have been blending fine herbs and spices in Perth Western Australia since 1975. We have our own...

Meet the Maker: Mette is Baking

💚 Introducing Mette is Baking 💚⠀ We thought you might like to get to know some of our amazing local suppliers, so we had a chat with Mette who creates our scrumptious gluten-free Nordic Crackers…⠀ I’m Danish and I have lived in 6 countries. I am an Engineer and worked in the oil and gas...

Meet the Maker: Coastal Crunch

💚 Introducing Coastal Crunch 💚⠀ We thought you might like to get to know some of our amazing local suppliers, so we had a chat with Tim who makes our delicious protein crunch granolas…⠀ I’m a chef by trade, trained in Perth restaurants, and post apprenticeship I did some travel and worked in the UK...

Meet the Team: Victoria at Bassendean

Heya, I’m Victoria and I started working at the Wasteless Pantry Bassendean in February this year. I love our team here and am incredibly lucky to work for a business that aligns with my personal values – I see individual actions such as reducing waste as another small way we can attempt to deal with...

Meet the Maker: EnviroBren

💚 Introducing EnviroBren 💚 We thought you might like to get to know some of our amazing local suppliers, so we had a chat with Brenda who makes our vegan scoopable deodorant… My name is Brenda Wilkinson (Bren for short) and I have been interested in sustainability (environmental and animals) my whole life. I’ve always...

Meet the Maker: Onya

💚 Introducing Onya 💚⠀ We thought you might like to get to know some of our amazing local suppliers, so we had a chat with Hayley who creates some outstanding reusables that you always want to have onya…⠀ I don’t think anyone can really afford to not be interested in sustainability! It shouldn’t be something...

Happy Father’s Day Waste Free Gift Guide

Searching for a gift that is good for Dad and good for the planet? We have you covered! There are so many lovely eco-friendly, waste-free, locally made options these days. Most Dad’s just want to feel appreciated and loved so no need to go overboard, just because there are plenty of amazing things to choose...

Meet the Maker: Vasse Valley Hemp

💚 Introducing Vasse Valley Hemp 💚 We thought you might like to get to know some of our amazing local suppliers, so we had a chat with Bronwyn who grows our hemp seed in Margaret River… Vasse Valley Hemp Farm is WA’s leading hemp foods business and we’ve been growing hemp since 2015. We are...

Meet the Team: Evie at Bassendean

Hello, I’m Evie and I’ve been working at the Wasteless Pantry in Bassendean for about 1 ½ years. I was very excited to join the team after shopping here for a long time.⠀⠀I am very interested in sustainability and spend most of my time in my garden, growing fruit and veggies, flowers, native plants and...

Meet the Team: Lizzy at Bassendean

My name is Lizzy, I started working at Wasteless Pantry Mundaring when it first opened in 2015 and then I decided to come down the hill and manage the Bassendean store when it opened in 2018.⠀I’m a keen gardener and am working on making my jungle of a garden a bit more useful with lots...

Sprouting Tips

We often get queried about what is ‘sproutable’ at WP. Our very own, Belinda, shares this list of goodies available at Wasteless Pantry that she has managed to sprout successfully: Mung Beans – super duper easy, they will sprout just looking at waterAdzuki Beans LinseedBorlotti BeanSoya BeanBroccoli SeedChickpeasPoppy SeedsWhole Wheat GrainBrown RiceFenugreek SeedMustard SeedCoriander SeedSesame...

Brownie in a mug!

As the cooler weather sets in it’s the perfect time for a cheeky brownie in a mug while you’re are snuggled up on the couch. Ingredients from WP – 1 cup of brownie/mud cake mix – 1 tbs choc chips Ingredients from elsewhere – 1 tbs butter (melted) – 1/2 cup of milk of your...

Healthy cookie dough balls

Ingredients from WP – 1 cup of flour, you can use pretty much any flour – 1/2 cup of nut butter, I used peanut but how good would choc hazelnut be 😍 – 3 tbs of honey or maple syrup – 1 tbs coconut oil – 1 tsp vanilla essence – 1/2 cup of choc...

Baked Oat Meal

As winter is fast approaching this is the perfect winter warmer to start your day! Ingredients from WP: 1/4 cup of maple syrup 2 cups of rolled oats 1 tsp baking powder 1/4 cup of choc chips 1 tsp of cinnamon 2 tsp of vanilla extract 2 tbs coconut oil Ingredients from elsewhere: 2 cups...

Snickers smoothie recipe!!

Ingredients from WP – 2 dates – 1 tbs cocoa powder – 1 tbs peanut butter Ingredients from elsewhere – 2 frozen bananas – 2 cups of almond milk (unless you make your own with our almonds 😋) Method 1. Combine all ingredients, using a blender, until smooth 2. Pour into a glass and top...

Eco-Friendly Treats: No-Bake Peanut Butter Choc Cups

For a delicious treat, try making No-Bake Peanut Butter Choc Cups using ingredients from Wasteless Pantry. The recipe involves mixing granola or oats, peanut butter, chopped peanuts, and honey to form a base, then filling with melted peanut butter and topping with melted dark chocolate. This easy, no-bake dessert requires chilling in the refrigerator before...

Oat Slice recipe

If you are looking for a healthy and yummy lunchbox snack or breakfast on the go idea, you have to try this Ingredients from WP – 1/2 cup SR flour – 1/2 cup plain flour – 1 cup of rolled oats – 2/3 cup of coconut – 2/3 cup brown sugar – 1/2 cup of...

Homemade chocolate energy bites

✅ Vegan ✅ gluten free ✅ Paleo Ingredients from WP – 1/2 cup of peanut butter – 1/4 cup of maple syrup – 1/2 cup of almond meal – 1/4 cup of flaxseed meal – 2 tbs cocoa powder – Shredded coconut Mix maple syrup and peanut butter together in a bowl until combined. Add...
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Delicious Iced Coffee using bulk coffee bean ice blocks!

Zero-waste iced coffee is easy to make at home with this great recipe! The key is to get your bulk coffee beans and milk powder unpackaged. Where is the best place to buy bulk coffee beans? From Wasteless Pantry (zero waste bulk food store in Perth, Australia) of course! It is simple to bring your...

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Searching for a gift for that is good for Mum and good for the planet? We have you covered! There are so many lovely eco-friendly, waste free, locally made options these days. Just remember, Mum just wants to feel appreciated and loved so no need to go overboard, just because there are plenty of pretty...

ANZAC biscuits for everyone

Anzac Biscuits are deliciously frugal! Check out a variety of recipes from traditional to vegan to low gluten, with all the ingredients available at WP 🍪 TRADITIONAL ANZAC BISCUITS 1 cup plain flour 1 cup rolled oats 1 cup desiccated coconut 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup castor sugar 125g butter 2 tbsp golden syrup...

Waste Free Easter Hot Cross Buns Your Way

There are so many ways to have a Waste Free Easter. A fun one is to make zero waste Hot Cross Buns.  Some recipes are worth taking a little more effort to collect ingredients, others have few ingredients and are easy to make, some people don’t like dried fruit, others need to go gluten free. ...
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Zero Waste Easter Tips

Holiday celebrations like Easter can be filled with excess. Too much packaging, too much food, and novelty items that don’t last long before ending up in a bin. Celebrating can be done waste-free with minimal effort! Foil packaging, cardboard boxes, and plastic Easter egg packaging all look pretty. However, they waste valuable resources, often end...

Almond Milk

Nutritious Low calories Dairy free Easy to make Helps cut down on packaging waste 1 cup raw, unsalted almonds 2-3 cups water for soaking the nuts 4 cups water for blending 1. Soak the nuts in water overnight. 2. Drain and discard water. 3. Blend nuts with new water until almost smooth. 4. Strain nut...

What the Wooroloo Bushfires Taught Me

I live in the Perth Hills and have done so for well over 20 years. Bushfire preparedness has always been something that we were supposed to get to. Every year we maintain the fire breaks and clean out the gutters and up until a several years ago, that was pretty much it. When the Parkerville...

Homemade Play Dough with natural colouring

Community member Deb sent through this pic of her kids new favourite thing made from WP ingredients! Mix together 2 cups plain flour, 4 tbsp cream of tartar, 1 cup salt, 2 cups water, 2 tbsp oil and 2 tsp of either turmeric/beetroot powder/cocoa powder/spinach powder in a saucepan (adjust colouring to your preferences). Stir...

Healthy banana muffins

*Dairy & gluten-free Ingredients from WP: – 2 tbs almond or peanut butter – 1 tbs vanilla extract – 3/4 cup of banana flour – 1/4 cup of maple syrup – 1 tsp baking powder – Pinch of salt – 1 tsp cinnamon – 1/2 cup of choc chips Ingredients from elsewhere: – 2 bananas...

‘Go Wasteless’ Starter Guide

It’s a New Year and another opportunity to get cracking on reducing your waste. I love the enthusiasm that is generated from the calendar ticking over to January 1st, and all the new habits and resolutions that are inspired! Step 1: Bin Audit Starting with some ideas about what goes into your bin is the...

3 Ingredient Puffed Cereal Bars

Who doesn’t need an easy recipe using bulk food from your local low-waste store, Wasteless Pantry?! Plus this recipe is gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and is no bake!! Some days you just need a quick and easy healthy treat to keep you going. Source your ingredients from Wasteless Pantry bulk food stores to get just what you...

Brownies

These brownies are: ✔️ dairy-free ✔️ gluten-free (optional) ✔️ grain-free ✔️ nut-free Ingredients from WP: 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 cup cacao powder 1/2 cup coconut oil 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/4 cup banana flour 1 tsp bicarb soda Ingredients from elsewhere: 2 cups of grated sweet potato 4 eggs Method...

Beetroot and Cashew Dip

This dip is delicious, super easy and great for entertaining. So no need for the plastic tub variety 😋 Ingredients from WP: – 1 cup of unsalted cashews, soaked overnight – 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, soaked overnight – 2.5 tbs balsamic vinegar – A pinch of salt – 3 tbs of olive oil Ingredients from...

Food Bank: Making the best of Food Waste

Last week, Jeannie was given the opportunity to tour Foodbank for a behind-the-scenes peek at the amazing facilities and the team hard at work. She even got to enjoy a lunch prepared in the kitchens from rescued food. Most of us know that we have a big problem with food waste in Australia. But did...

Gift Jar Order Form

If you need more than a few gift jars or delicious Nordic Crackers, we would be happy to make up a special batch of them for you. Please email or drop off the form below with as much notice as possible to your local Wasteless Pantry store...

Secret Santa Hints

Jeannie’s family loves Christmas. LOVES it. They are close and love the chance to spend time together, laugh, sing and eat (we love that too). But Christmas these days looks vastly different to 5 years ago. Back then, the aftermath of the Christmas morning unwrap was epic. Piles of wrapping paper, cards, envelopes, packaging, and...

Smoothie Bowl

This delicious breakfast bowl is perfect for summer and super-duper delicious!! Ingredients – 1 mango – 1 Banana – 1 dragon fruit, pink or white – 1/4 cup of coconut milk (go waste-free with our vegan coconut milk powder) – 1/4 cup of granola (I used the WP paleo granola) Method – Cut all the...

Gingerbread Biscuits

Great as gifts or just as a tasty treat, these gingerbread biscuits are a hit! Ingredients 125g butter 1/3 cup of brown sugar 1/4 cup of castor sugar 1/4 cup of golden syrup 1 egg lightly beaten 2 cups of plain flour 1/4 cup of SR flour 1 tbs ground ginger 1 tsp bicarb soda...

Coffee Body Scrub

Coffee body scrub is a great way to use coffee grounds and look after your skin at the same time! Ingredients ☕️ – 1/2 cup of brown sugar – 1/2 cup of coconut oil – 1/2 cup of coffee grounds – 1 tbs vanilla extract * you can also add some honey to shea butter...

Pasta Salad Dressing

If you’re looking for an easy but yummy dish to bring to a lunch or dinner with friends, you should try pasta salad with homemade dressing made from WP ingredients! Dressing  – 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar  – 1 tsp of garlic granules  – 1 tsp dried oregano  – 1/2 tsp ground mustard seeds ...

Christmas Gift Guide

On the hunt for eco-friendly Christmas presents? Get comfy, put your feet up and window shop from home this year with our gift guide full of wonderful gifts for everyone. Thank You gifts Cinnamon scrub for smooth skin Make your own mix of nuts, snacks or chocolates! Really not sure what to get, try an...

Iced Tea

Iced Tea is simple to make and makes a refreshing, lower sugar beverage option for warmer days. 3 cups of water with 3 teaspoons of loose jasmine green tea and 1 teaspoon of peppermint tea (both from WP) brewed in a pot then strained into a jug with 1 cup sugar (adjust to taste), 5...

Shortbread Biscuits with flowers

These are perfect for a high tea or even just a cute little snack! Ingredients – 250g butter, softened – 1/2 cup of caster sugar – 3 cups of plain flour – 1 tbs of dried flowers, we have used lavender & rose petals Method 1. Place butter and sugar into a bowl of an...

Overnight oats recipe

Ingredients – 1/2 cup of rolled oats – 1 tbs chia seeds – 1 tbsp maple syrup – 1/4 tsp vanilla extract – 1/4 cup of yoghurt – 1/2 cup of milk ( I used almond milk) * I also added 1 tbs of choc hazelnut butter Method – Combine all the ingredients and stir...

Cinnamon Lip Scrub Recipe

Lip scrubs have become an essential part of skincare routines, gaining popularity for their ability to effectively remove flakes and old dead skin cells from the lips. By incorporating a lip scrub into your routine, you can improve the texture and appearance of your lips, making them smoother and more radiant. Properly exfoliating your lips...

Chickpea Omelette recipe

✅Vegan ✅Gluten-Free ✅Nut-free ✅Soy-free Ingredients – 1 tbs (7g) ground flax seeds – 3 tbs (45ml) water – 1/2 cup (45g) chickpea flour (besan flour) – 1/2 cup (120ml) unsweetened plant-based milk – 1 tbs (10g) nutritional yeast – 1/4 tsp onion powder – 1/4 tsp garlic powder – 1/4 tsp salt – 1/8 tsp...

Dark chocolate almond bar

Ingredients – 2 1/2 cups of dry roasted almonds – 300g dark chocolate buttons – A pinch of salt Method – Put the chocolate buttons in a heatproof bowl (glass) over a small pot of boiling water. Once the chocolate has melted, add in the almonds and stir until completely covered. – line a baking...

Vanilla Chai Protein smoothie

If you are looking for a delicious, healthy treat after your workout you have to try this one! Ingredients  – 1 1/2 cups of almond milk – 1 large frozen banana  – 1 tbs protein powder ( I used our whey protein powder) – 1-2 tbs chai tea powder or loose leaf tea – 1/4...

Gluten-Free sponge cake recipe!!

This recipe is super easy, delicious and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Ingredients 500g gluten-free sponge cake mix 225ml of water 2 eggs Method Add the sponge mix to the liquid ingredients in a bowl. Mix for 1 minute on low speed using a whisk. Mix for a further 5 minutes on high speed...
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Eco-Friendly Laundry Tips & Tricks

Using eco-friendly cleaning products isn’t the only way to be sustainable! Great ways to lighten your load… 👚 Firstly, buy clothes made with natural fibres so that microplastics don’t end up in our oceans. 👖 Wash clothes less often (not your socks and jocks though!) I love anything that tells me to do less laundry 😆...

Meet the Team: Belinda from Mundaring & Bassendean

Hi, I’m Belinda and I mostly work at the Mundaring store, but you’ll occasionally find me at the Bassendean store. I’ve been here a bit over 3 years now and still loving it – it’s so nice to work for a place with such a good vibe. I love to cook, and will often take...

Travel Waste Free

These are all my favourite things to pack when I’m travelling 🌴🏖️👙 Insulated water bottle: great for keeping water super cool and hot beverages, well, hot! I find that having this is means I don’t need a separate reusable coffee cup, so I can travel light. If you have more room in your bag then you...

EnsoPet How-To Guide

No need for single-use ‘doggy’ bags when you can install your own EnsoPet pet waste composter and improve your soil too! Quick overview Bury the EnsoPet composter in the garden so just the lid is visible and the inside is free of soil. Use the tongs provided to drop your pets waste into the composter...

Cleansing Face Mask

Cleansing face masks are a great way to keep your skin healthy as well as taking some time out of your day for yourself. Rose face mask recipe: A tablespoon of White Kaolin clay ( you may need to add a little more or a little less) A few drops of rose water (DIY by...

Wattleseed and macadamia biscuits

Ingredients 100g butter 2 tbsp golden syrup 4 tbsp brown sugar 1 tsp ground wattleseed 1/2 cup of rolled oats 1/3 cup of macadamia nuts, chopped 2 cups of plain flour Method⭐️ Preheat oven to 220C ⭐️ Melt butter, golden syrup, sugar and wattled in a saucepan over low heat ⭐️ Mix oats with chopped macadamia nuts and flour...

The Humble Bread Roll

Ingredients  10g of yeast 600g of bread mix  (I have used the mixed grain bm) 360g of water Method Add all the ingredients in a bread maker or thermomix (select dough and mixed grain options), or mix and kneed by hand. Once the dough is made and rested, roll the dough into the desired sizes and cook for 30 mins at 180...

Rose Petal Bath Salts

Rose petals can be used for so many different things. You can use them to make rose water, make a romantic bath, you can cook with them, make tea and potpourri mix.   You can also make bath salts.   Ingredients 1 cup of epsom salts 10-20 drops of essential oil of your choice 1/4...

Meet the Team: Mel from Mundaring

We love being involved in our local communities and creating our own WP family, so we thought it was time we properly introduced the WP team members! Hi, my name is Mel. I’ve been a part of the Wasteless Pantry team for about 2 years and I love everything about the job including the customers...

Chia Pudding Recipes

Chia pudding is a crowd pleaser for breakfast, dessert or even just a snack!   So for this weeks recipe we though we would share three of our favourites!     Ingredients      1 1/2 cup of milk of choice  (For choc and cherry we used chocolate almond milk) 1/2 cup of chia seeds 1-2...

Donuts!!!!

500g of donut mix  250ml warm water   Mix together the ingredients until they are combined.   Roll out approximately 3cm thick on a lightly floured surface and cut into rounds with or without a middle hole.   Rest the batter for 10 mins before deep-frying at 190 C in oil.   Coat in cinnamon...

DIY Air Freshener

A super easy and affordable way to make a zero waste air freshener is by: Add together 3/4 cup of water, 1 tbsp of vanilla extract and 10-15 drops of your favourite essential oil. Add the ingredients to a spray bottle and shake well. Easy peasy and smells so good!...

Warm Apple Cinnamon Porridge: A Healthy Winter Breakfast Recipe

Warm up your winter mornings with a hearty and delicious Apple Cinnamon Porridge, a perfect blend of nutritious ingredients. This simple yet flavorful recipe combines rolled oats, fresh apple, chia seeds, and a mix of cinnamon and ginger, cooked gently in your choice of milk and sweetened with maple syrup. Serve it hot with a...

Perfect Pancakes

Everyday should start with fluffy pancakes made with ingredients from Wasteless Pantry, your local plastic free store! Whether you are gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, or egg-free, this recipe can be adapted easily. Any which way you make it, it will be delicious! Even more so because when you shop at a plastic free store there is...

Gluten-Free Pizza Base Recipe

One of our team members, Rachael, has been using this recipe for a few months and is really happy with the results! This recipe makes 2 large pizzas, easily doubles for more dough. INGREDIENTS 1 Tbsp dry active yeast 1 1/4 cup warm water (divided) 1-2 Tbsp sugar (divided) 3 cups gluten-free plain flour 1...

Lentil Soup

Soup weather is here so we thought a winter warmer recipe would be perfect, plus this recipe is super easy and tasty! Ingredients1-2 tbsp Olive oil2 cups diced onions2 cups diced carrots 2 cups diced celeryplus these from Wasteless Pantry: 2 tsp garlic granules (or 2 fresh cloves)1 cup of soup mix (mix of lentils...

8 Food Waste Hacks

It turns out that we,in Australia, throw out vast amounts of food every week. Some estimates indicatethat over a year, the average household discards $2200 worth of food! We do it because weoverestimate how much we need, underestimate how much we already have, servemore than our families will eat, and forget about all those leftovers...

Meet the Team: Amanda from Mundaring

My name is Amanda and I mainly work at Wasteless Pantry Mundaring, although I roam around to all 3 stores. Can you believe I’ve been working on Wasteless Pantry with Jeannie for 6 years now! I play netball and love working in my edible garden. I’m pretty keen on technology but still love getting outdoors...

Apple Cranberry Nut Loaf

This deliciously healthy loaf is great for afternoon tea or even a breakfast on the go! 125g butter 1/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup castor sugar 3 eggs 1/2 cup milk 2 cups wholemeal flour 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. ground allspice 1/2 cup each crushed macadamias, crushed walnuts, craisins (dried cranberries) & pepitas 2...

Shop for You Made Easy

We’ve been providing a free Shop for You service since we opened oh so long ago, but with recent times this has become more of a necessity than before. To help you understand what we offer and to streamline the process as much as possible we thought we should make it a nice clear process...

We are still open

Thanks, everyone for supporting us to serve you during the COVID-19 crisis. Just confirming that yes, we are still open and are sticking with our usual hours at this time. In line with government recommendations, you will see signs out the front of our stores that help you to understand how we are doing what...

Coronavirus Update

These are some crazy times, aren’t they?! We thought we should let you know that Wasteless Pantry’s three stores (Mundaring, Bassendean and Greenwood) are doing our bit to help manage the Coronavirus and its impact on our community. You may have already noticed that we have provided hand sanitizer at the entry of our stores...

Bokashi (Composter Alternative) Low Down

Belinda has been using the Bokashi system for years so we asked her to give us the low down as we now stock Bokashi buckets, Bokashi bran (loose), Ensopet systems and Ensopet bran (loose) on our zero waste store online. SUMMARY Bokashi may be called a “composting system” but it doesn’t actually work like a...

Wasteless Pantry Bassendean News: 20 August 2019

DIY Hair Gel     I’ve been recommended this recipe separately by two different staff members, so it must be good! It is especially good for curly hair and leaves the hair soft, smooth and smelling lovely.Mix together 1/4 cup linseed (flaxseed) with 2 cups water. Heat in a pot until it comes to the boil (keep...

Wasteless Pantry Mundaring News: 11 August 2019

You are part of something big! Did you know that 230 MILLION people participated in Plastic Free July this year?! Whether you made small changes or dramatic lifestyle shifts to reduce waste this month, know that everything you are doing is making a difference. The waste issues are still there, but every time you role...

Winter Warmers without Waste

It’s not as cold as it should be but I’m still feeling the winter chill! There is nothing like the comfort of a hot beverage to sooth the soul on wintery days.  At Wasteless Pantry we have quite a range of goodies for making: Hot Chocolate Loose Leaf Black Teas Herbal Teas Coffee Beans Turmeric...

Low Waste Gifts for Dad’s

Father’s Day is nearly upon us (it’s on the first Sunday in September) and you might be thinking to yourself, “What should I get Dad this year?” You want to get him something that is thoughtful, environmentally friendly (the search terms green gifts, eco gifts, zero waste gifts, gifts for waste-free Dad come to mind)...

Wasteless Pantry Bassendean News: 20 June 2019

This is our most exciting time of year! Our flagship store in Mundaring just had its 4th birthday and Plastic Free July is only 2 weeks away! There are plenty of resources and tools on the PFJ website to help you figure out where to start, what to do and how to do it. We...

Wasteless Pantry Bassendean: 14 May 2019

  New Products! We love stocking Australian products and we have just increased our range with Australian pepitas (pumkin seeds) which are high in zinc and magnesium, and premium walnuts from Manjimup. White wine vinegar and golden syrup have been added to our liquids range. We are now stocking the Agreena silicone wraps which are a...

Wasteless Pantry Mundaring News: 10 May 2019

Let your Mum know you love her this Mother’s Day (hint, hint kiddies) 🙂 What’s been happening: The Agreena Silicone Baking/Wraps have arrived and seem very popular so we’ve had to order more! Terracycle created an updated poster about what we can and can’t collect in the beauty product recycling – please check it out...

Hearty Winter Vegetable Soup

Will the weather cooling down, it is time for foods that nourish and keep us warm. This soup is quick, healthy and can be tailored to your own preferences very easily! From Wasteless Pantry: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon dried garlic granules or flakes 1 teaspoon sweet paprika 4 teaspoon chicken stock powder 1/2...

How much do you love your Mum?

Mothers Day from a Zero Waste Perspective Around this time of year, you’ll probably be getting numerous marketing messages that if you buy your Mum (or Mum-like equivalent person) the right kind of gift she will know just how much you love her. If you get her the gift pack, the nicest flowers, the corny trinket...

Wasteless Pantry Bassendean News: 25th March 2019

            New Products! Lots of exciting things happening at Wasteless Pantry Bassendean at the moment! Vitamin E oil is now in stock for use as a moisturiser or ingredient in your home made beauty products. Our new 15ml and 30ml aluminium tins are a great size for our scoopable deodorants and lip balm...

Meet the Wasteless Pantry Bassendean Team

We really love being part of our community and getting to know you all. We thought that perhaps you would want to get to know us better too! James is a university graduate who studied in the field of molecular genetics. His hobbies include violin, hockey, music and a growing passion for sustainability. James was...

Wasteless Pantry Mundaring News: 14th Mar 2019

Did you know that the bathroom is usually the second most wasteful room in the house?  This month we have been working hard at giving you all the tools you need to change that, easily! What’s been happening at the store? We got in more 15ml and 30ml aluminium tins, which are a much better...

Zero Waste Beauty

“True Beauty Comes From Within” We know this to be true and yet so many of us still love to tend to our outer beauty too. There are so many products out there claiming to make us look and feel prettier, sexier, younger, thinner.  They do so by marketing to us products in packaging that...

Can Going To Bars Reduce Waste?

Have you tried out personal hygiene, pet care and cleaning products in bar form? Shampoo bars, conditioner bars, face bars, soap bars, deodorant bars, body butter bars, pet care bars, stain remover bars, dishwashing bars; the list goes on and on… It seems that these are becoming more and more popular, with some good reasons...

10 Easy Swaps Toward a Low Waste Bathroom

Did you know that your bathroom is usually the second most wasteful room in your home? According to Own Your Impact, “over 30 million toothbrushes are disposed of each year in Australia – contributing approximately 1,000 tonnes of landfill annually.” Making changes to reduce this is easy! 1. Start refilling your Shampoo and Conditioner containers or swap to Shampoo...

Valentine’s Day Cinnamon Hearts

Want a little hand-made love with limited skills from ingredients you can get at Wasteless Pantry, your local plastic-free shop? How about Cinnamon Hearts?! Valentine’s Day can be very commercial and consumeristic, but it doesn’t need to be. It is just another day in the year to show love to the people that matter the...

New Year resolutions – goals or habits?

With every New Year comes the temptation to set some resolutions and, for many years, I diligently made a list of outcomes I was striving to achieve over the next 12 months.  However, I would usually find myself at the beginning of the next year dusting off the previous list before writing a new version...

Specialized Recycling Solutions at Wasteless Pantry – Your Eco-Friendly Choice

Discover the Difference with Wasteless Pantry’s Unique Recycling Programs  Not all items are suitable for your regular yellow top kerbside bin recycling. At Wasteless Pantry, we bridge this gap by offering unique recycling services for those hard-to-recycle items, ensuring that they are responsibly processed and don’t end up in landfills. Updated 9 May 2024 Beauty...

Wasteless Pantry Bassendean News: 29th Nov 2018

What’s been happening at Wasteless Pantry Bassendean this month: We changed our opening hours slightly so that those who can’t get in until after work still have time to come shopping with us. Our new hours are: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm We had a stall at the Bassendean Spring Mini Market, with lots...

Wasteless Pantry Mundaring News: 23rd Nov 2018

Did you know that we were finalists in this years WA Waste Authority Infinity Awards?  Drum roll, please… Highly Commended Waste Team of the Year! We were very happy with this result and were absolutely thrilled for all the other finalists, commended and winners that we got to meet on the night!  So many great people doing...

Win the War on Waste This Christmas

What if this Christmas you could help reduce waste? Wasteless Pantry was recognised by the Waste Authority of WA as Waste Champions for 2017 and Highly Commended as Waste Team of the Year in 2018, but we think we know a fair few champions ourselves.  Our community is full of great people showing the way...

Super Easy & Zero Waste Entertaining

The celebrations of the Christmas and New Year period are all about good food shared with good people.  I’m most fond of meals that are made ahead so I get more time to chat and connect; with less time hanging out in the kitchen on my own. So here is a tried and true meal...

Zero Waste Christmas Cake

The winning recipe from this years Wasteless Pantry Bake Off…. Old-fashioned Christmas Cake Ingredients: 510g          sultanas 265g          raisins 155g          currants 150g          pitted dates (chopped) 100g          glace cherries (chopped) 75g   dried cranberries 75g   dried pineapple 50g   mixed peel 185ml brandy (can substitute orange juice for alcohol free) 2 tsp...

Practical Gift Giving Guide

The Lost Art of Not Giving Crap Presents Do your Christmases and birthdays revolve around getting and giving plastic, over packaged trinkets and novelty gifts that are enjoyed for less than one hour and then become awkwardly pushed aside, dust collecting reminders of rushed decision making and consumerist manipulation? Or maybe you’ve been regifted one...

The 12 Wasteless Days of Christmas

Eco Christmas – Green Christmas – Earth Friendly Celebrating – Zero Waste Gifts Do those words strike fear?  Do they conjure ideas of deprivation and judgement?  Do they sound like an impossible ideal? We are here to inspire you and encourage a little less waste, without compromising the joy and jubilation of the season. We’ve...

Wasteless Pantry Bassendean News: 11 October 2018

A huge welcome to our first newsletter from Wasteless Pantry Bassendean! It’s been a hectic couple of months as we’ve been setting up the store, ordering in all our goodies and getting everything running smoothly! If you haven’t visited the store yet, or still have some questions, then come down on Saturday October 20th for...

Wasteless Pantry News: 5th Oct 2018

Did you hear that Wasteless Pantry opened in Bassendean on the 13th September and Greenwood is on track to open 15th October? Both stores have the same feel as Mundaring, just with a bit more room to move and a couple extra bits to try out. If you want to keep tabs on what’s happening...

Wasteless Pantry Mundaring News: 13th Aug 2018

Full steam ahead!! We’ve been working behind the scenes getting everything ready for the new locations as well as spreading the waste reduction message via so many talks. What’s been happening in Mundaring store? We’ve had soup mix and blue boiling peas for winter but will faze these out as we get closer to summer...

Wasteless Pantry Mundaring News: 25th June 2018

Isn’t this winter weather glorious!  Perfect for soups, stews, casseroles, porridge and tea!! We got a chance to show our support for the Plastic Bag Ban when Environment Minister Stephen Dawson visited the store earlier this month and as part of a series of talks for City of Canning and Switch Your Thinking throughout the...

Wasteless Pantry News: Mundaring April 27th 2018

Can you believe it’s been 6 weeks since our last newsletter – on the one hand, it feels like forever and on the other hand, where does the time go?!...

Zero Waste Lifestyle Store: An Alternative to Recycling

With all this talk about China’s National Sword program and the implications for recycling in Australia, we at Wasteless Pantry (your local zero waste lifestyle store) thought it would be a good time to have a chat about waste. Recycling is a tool to help divert resources from landfill but it is not the best...

Wasteless Pantry Mundaring News (1 February 2018)

Happy 2018! With the kids back at school it really feels like the new year has begun 🙂 Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and whilst we’re not big on giving stuff, we do love to share the love so… ACTION REQUESTED: We would really love you to nominate your favourite Wasteless Pantry staff member!  Send us...

Are you punishing yourself?

Decluttering vs Wasting The idea of less stuff, clean surfaces, and an organised home is appealing to most.  That thought that you could spend less time cleaning, that it would be so simple that your 3-year-old could do it and that you could enjoy your home is so attractive that many of us have been on and...

Wasteless Pantry Mundaring News (12th January 2018)

Happy New Year! May this year be the one where you see that you are part of a whole community that cares about reducing waste, living well and making a difference.  May you know in your bones that every action you take has an impact. We have had a major win at the store!! After...

Going Zero Waste with a Naked Lunch Box

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” William Morris We are all drawn to a life of simplicity. There are many of us that are drawn to that idea of a simple life, which is a hands on, peaceful and present one. To me...

Wasteless Pantry Mundaring News (22nd December 2017)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Wasteless Pantry Mundaring Team It has been an amazing year and we are so happy to be seeing the start of a shift to a low waste culture in WA!  We are thankful, as always, for our great community who have supported us the whole way.  It...

Wasteless Pantry Mundaring News (1st December 2017)

It’s so good to be chatting with you again! It has been a little while between updates as we have been working hard to finally be able to say, “Yes, we are franchising” and, “Yes, there may well be a new Wasteless Pantry store coming to your neighbourhood in 2018!”   The difficulty with running a...

More Than Another Bulk Food Store

You want to reduce your waste and you make the effort to bring your own containers and bags for refilling.  Maybe you want to know that the places you shop at are doing all they can to avoid waste too. Our mission statement: Supporting the local community and providing education to cultivate and encourage a...

We need your feedback!

We need you to let us know what we do well and what we don’t so that we can continue to improve and serve you best. Please let us know what you think on our (approximately 8-minute) survey and you could be lucky enough to be randomly drawn as the winner of a $100 gift...

Food Labelling at Wasteless Pantry

How to Read Our Labels We know that there is much variation in what gets put on labels at bulk food stores. We thought we’d make life easier for you by showing you exactly what we put on ours! Helpful or not?  Let us know!...

Plastic Free July: Should You Bother?

Absolutely, YES! I hear the same thing over and over.  “What I do doesn’t make a difference, there are so many people/government bodies/businesses/others that waste more than me, so why bother?” And then I hear the reply, “Be the change you wish to see in the world”. It’s not enough to want a better planet...

How to Bring Your Own Container to Bulk Food Stores

You really want to try bringing your own containers and produce bags when shopping.  But it seems scary at first?  Not to worry, we have a little video of how we do it at Wasteless Pantry to get you on track!...

Hot Cross Buns Recipe

We love Easter and especially the traditional Hot Cross Bun! Ingredients 4 cups plain flour 14g dried yeast 1/4 cup caster sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons mixed spice pinch of salt 1 1/2 cups currants 40g butter 300ml milk 2 eggs, lightly beaten Flour paste 1/2 cup plain flour 4 to 5 tablespoons water Glaze 1/3...

Eco Friendly Easter Guide

Our Eco-Friendly Easter Guide is just the thing if you are aiming toward a zero-waste Easter this year. This time of year is for celebrating and unfortunately also seems to be about generating waste.  An article by Pre-Waste on 6 April 2012 indicates: Since their development in early 19th century France and Germany, chocolate Easter...

5 Easy Tips to Motivate Eco Change in Others

How do you make others change their ways to less wasteful living? The simple answer is: You can’t. You can’t make others change their ways.  You can encourage, guide, support, educate but you can’t force sustainable change on others. We all come to these ideas with our own baggage of previous experiences, beliefs, levels and sources of...

Laminations for Australia Day

Wow who knew lamingtons were that easy to make! I saw three steps and freaked but it was simple and fun to make. Really looking forward to eating these with family later today with a smooth cup of coffee. Wasteless Pantry ingredients: 500g (3.5 cups) Utility Cake Mix 400g (2 cups) icing sugar 20g (1/4...

Zero Waste Muesli Bars

½ cup (125mL) honey or 1/4 honey/peanut butter ¼ cup caster sugar 125g butter 3 cups rolled oats/cornflakes 1 cup Rice Bubbles 1 cup sultanas ½ cup chopped apricots, dates or choc chips ½ cup desiccated coconut ¼ cup pepitas (pumpkin seed kernels), sunflower or sesame seeds   Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line...

Zero Waste Cheese Crackers

2 cups of any type of plain flour 2 Tbsp oil 1 cup sharp cheese grated 3/4 cup water 1/2 tsp salt   Mix, roll thin, cut to shape, garnish with salt or spices. Bake in 150C oven until golden...

Plastic Free July is here!!

I love this time of year!  I get to feel great about doing something for the planet and challenge myself to learn new things. Have you joined Plastic Free July yet? It really is very simple.  Just pledge to give up disposable plastic bags, water bottles, straws and take away coffee cups.  You can do it...

Winter warming breakfasts

So you get to enjoy some of our favourite recipes here are our three top porridge options:   And as for topping consider…   What’s your favourite combination?...

Secret Womens Business (aka Wasteless Panties)

Reusable Sanitary Products are Better for You, Your Wallet & the Earth Have you heard about Juju menstrual cups and reusable menstrual “Moon Pads”? To tell the truth when I first heard about them many years ago it wasn’t something I ever thought I would try.  But fortunately I did give it a go and...

No Waste Home Bathroom – Eco Body Care Checklist

We talk often about refusing, reducing, reusing, recycling and rotting at Wasteless Pantry. The easiest place to start your zero waste living journey is in the bathroom! You really don’t need all those potions and harmful microbeads, just a few simple goodies will get you through and simplify your daily routine once and for all. Given there...

Easy Hot Cross Buns with a Twist

Whilst we love our traditionally made Hot Cross Buns, sometimes you just don’t have the time or energy to tackle that ingredient list. The alternative is going fancy with a basic bread mix – our crusty or soft bread mixes (try your hand with the gluten free range if you are inspired too!).   Bread...

Easy Quick Eco Cleaning Tips – How to Clean Your Kettle

Like a squeaky clean kettle but don’t want to have to scrub it? You have two Wasteless options: 1. Throw in a used lemon and boil your full kettle a couple of times, letting it sit until all the nasties have lifted then rinse and you’re good to go. Or 2. Throw in a tablespoon...

Fig Bites – Vegan & Paleo Winner

Fig bites anyone? These are ‪#‎paleo‬ ‪#‎vegan‬ and ‪#‎zerowaste‬ as well as ‪#‎easyhealthyfood‬ I got all the ingredients at ‪#‎wastelesspantry‬ so no waste and no cooking required!! Wasteless Pantry Ingredients: 130g dried figs 70g almonds 70g sultanas 1-2 teaspoons of cacao Method: In food processor or a good blender combine all ingredients. Roll into little balls and you are good to go!...

Sustainable Food Business Wins Big at Local Awards

Wasteless Pantry: Saving the world, one pantry at a time Perth Hills sustainable food business, Wasteless Pantry, won two awards including top honours at the Mundaring Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards on Saturday, capping off an incredibly successful first six months of operation in which the innovative company has challenged conventional thinking around food...
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The Seeds We Sow – Switch to Zero-Waste

I don’t remember my parents talking about the switch to zero-waste or issues of climate change. But I do remember planting trees with Men of the Trees. Or going camping, always taking home more rubbish than we created, and feeding the chooks our scraps. I remember eating straight from our garden. Mum bartering lifts to...

Why I Cook – 14 Reasons to Learn to Cook from Scratch using ingredients from a package free shop

Long ago I cooked but didn’t know the pleasure of it.  Long ago I did what needed to be done solely because we needed to be fed.  I didn’t understand the rich, rewarding experience that cooking could be. The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than...

Bulk Food Store Skills: 9 Ways to Shop at Wasteless Pantry

Shopping Options at Wasteless Pantry, more than another Bulk Food Store We want it to be as easy and enjoyable as possible to shop at our bulk food store.  We know that it seems daunting to start on your waste less or zero waste journey! But, really, it doesn’t need to be inconvenient or difficult. ...

Who Do We Think We Are?

We are not a franchise (yet :P).   We are not business people using green washing to make a buck.   We are not health super foodies (although we do like healthy food). So if not that, who are we? Jeannie is a Mum.  She is also a Local who seems to know everyone and...

Invest in a Wasteless Future

A Wasteless Pantry is an investment in a better future, as anything of worth would be. You exercise and eat well as an investment in your health. You might sign up for a mortgage as an investment in future financial security. In much the same way transitioning to a wasteless pantry or lifestyle is an...

How to BYO your containers video

Some were lucky enough to get this run down in person at the store, however for those of you that didn’t make it or aren’t local this is our guide to BYO your containers to bulk food stores. * An extra tip that wasn’t in the video: If you are taking home products where the...

Clear the Clutter

Why would a Wasteless Pantry website have a blog post on decluttering? How unrelated could that be? Not at all! If you have so many things in your home that you can’t find what you need then this is a waste.  If you buy the same thing again because you didn’t know you already had...

Come Join Our Team

Did you know that it is less than 9 weeks until we open!!!! Now is the time for us to select and get to know our team so please watch the video by clicking the link below and then apply if you think you are the right fit for our store.   Wasteless Pantry recruiterThis...
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Our Guide to Sustainable Food Choices

When did it become so hard to source and eat food without the guilt? We worry about: creating waste and landfill contributions how far it has had to travel to our plate how many preservatives and additives are in our food allergens animal cruelty and deforestation whether it has been overly processed just how much...

Wasteless Ways: The Beautiful Pantry

“When you can find beauty in the mundane, that is where happiness lies.” There may be more to life than a wasteless pantry.  There may be more beautiful things than a pantry which contains no advertising and instead only produce that will sustain and comfort you.  There may even be more satisfying things to do...

Our vision

We’ve been dreaming of this store for so long now and thought you might like to join us… It starts with the clean and homely style of the signage and store layout. As you walk through the front doors you will see smiling and enthusiastic staff ready to say hello to you by name and ask...

Wasteless Ways: Cuppa sans waste

If you are anything like me, then you love to savour a good cup of coffee or tea.  The smell of it brewing, the warmth of the cup between your hands and the taste of that first sip of deliciousness. To enjoy the experience even further how about going Waste Less? All the waste associated with...

Wasteless Ways: Bring Your Own Container

You go to the store or the butcher, pick out your cut of meat or deli item, the assistant packages your goods in a bag or tray, attaches a label, then you buy it at the check out where it is packed in a plastic bag and then you go home.  At home you use...

Wasteless Ways: Produce Bags

The simplest thing I have found to reduce my landfill contribution is to use Produce Bags. Jeannie and I regularly get curious and positive comments about these bags whenever we do our shopping, and I’m starting to see more and more people getting on board.  These are reusable bags made of mesh or cloth which...

It all starts somewhere

Have you ever woken up one day and thought to yourself, “Wow, how did I get here? I love it!” I have. One day I woke up and sat down to a breakfast of homemade bread using flour from a local mill, yeast I brought package free, topped with WA butter and my own marmalade...

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