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?!

  • Dairy-free coconut milk powder, quinoa flour and lupin flakes are in stock
  • We also managed to get Pet Shampoo Bars (palm oil free, made in Australia) and Kaffir Lime Leaves
  • Did you see the new Onya Bulk Food Bags?  Whilst containers work great at places set up to tare them, these bulk food bags are really handy for trips to places where it is more difficult to bring your own containers.  Lightweight, sealable, made of recycled plastic bottles; they are a winner all round
  • For those that put it up on the wishlist, we have long handled and short handled string net shopping bags.  These are made of organic cotton and expand to fit a lot of shopping whilst being very lightweight.  Plus at the end of their lifecycle (which is likely a very long time from now), you can compost them!
  • We have decided that with Mother’s Day approaching we wanted to support you to be nice to your Mum but also minimise your waste so we have ‘rent-a-basket’s available. This is to help you make up your own gift baskets and then once done with the celebration, return the basket in good nick and get back the cost of it minus $1 (for wear & tear).  
  • If you read the Mothers Day blog below, you’ll see that from May 1st to May 13th if you bring in your Mum we will give you both 5% off your purchases whilst you are both there.  Just because we want to you hang out with your Mum more 🙂
  • We were very excited to hear that Environment Minister Stephen Dawson has announced that the plastic bag ban, commencing on 1 July 2018, will include lightweight bags made of plastic – whether or not the plastic is biodegradable, degradable or compostable – with handles and a thickness of 35 microns or less.
  • We are no longer accepting donations of containers where the labelling cannot be removed. We love supporting our community to reduce waste and also want this to be done in the safest way possible. By having the labels removed there is less risk that someone will confuse the contents with the labelled product. We are also ensuring all non-food refills are labelled at purchase. We want to reuse what we can, it helps if we all consider the containers we are buying when we go shopping elsewhere (I’ve switched a couple of brands just to get better containers at the end)! Thanks for supporting this initiative!
  • Oh and we were on the ABC News!

Coming next:

  • We have a talk coming up in Bassendean late May so keep an eye on our events page for updates once confirmed