Meet some local environmental warriors who are trying to change the way we live, shop, buy and even have our hair done.
Say goodbye to limp veggies, slimy fruit and wilted herbs. Peita Pini has developed a reusable fresh produce storage bag that keeps fruit and veggies fresher for longer. Introducing The Swag, a non-toxic, environmentally – friendly sustainable machine washable, breathable bag. The Swag keeps fruit and veggies fresher for longer. The Swag gives back several days and even weeks of life to your fresh produce. The Swag not only saves money, it saves time because you shop less. You can read ITC’s article about The Swag here. There is quite a bit of buzz around The Swag. Articles have appeared in the Women’s Weekly, 9Kitchen and the Sunday papers and Oprah magazine. She has appeared on The Shark Tank and also won a pitch fest.
The Crazy Bag Lady
Dee is Lane Cove’s Crazy Bag Lady. Dee is passionate about sustainability and making the world a better place one bag at a time. She is not a scientist or sustainability expert, she just cares enough to try and make a difference any way she can. She truly believes that if she can even change the habits of one person, one family, one community, then she has made her time on Planet Earth worthwhile.
On a visit to Infinity Hair in Lane Cove West two years ago, ITC noted that the staff were in a flutter about some new bins. At first, we paid no attention to the Infinity girl’s chatter about “that bin is for the foil”, “ONLY hair goes in that bin over there” etc. After all, we were there for some hair-pampering, not to concern ourselves with salon housekeeping.
But then we spotted this sitting on the bench in front of us – from Sustainable Salons Australia – and we started paying a bit more attention. Infinity Hair are Lane Cove’s first Sustainable Hair Salon. Sustainable Salons is “a comprehensive resource recovery service designed for the salon environment that rewards the salon and gives back to the community.” They are “turning salon waste into valuable resources while giving back to the community. Read more here.
Stringybark Creek Residents Association
Every year on Clean Up Australia Day Stringy Bark Creek Residents Association organises volunteers to clean up around String Bark Creek and Batten Reserve Bushland and the surrounding streets.
Families and residents of all ages 2 years through to over 80 take part in the clean up. Read about this year’s clean up here.
Lane Cove Public School
ITC was invited to the Lane Cove Public School to meet students in classes 3KD, 3JC and 4SS and their dedicated teachers to find out about a very special STEAM project they’ve developed. ITC was impressed that the students had created their very own reusable T-Shirt Bag “company” called ‘Tag I.T. Lane Cove’. The purpose of this project was to raise funds to buy recycling bins. They have also recently featured on the War on Waste’s Facebook Page. Read more here.
A big shout out also goes to Lane Cove Sustainability Action Group who have spearheaded a campaign against single use plastic bags, lobbied for the introduction of a container deposit scheme in NSW, implemented responsible cafes in Lane Cove and much more. You can join them for their next meeting on 18th July 2019. Details here.
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