Buy Nothing New Month and the Online Op Shop

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Oct 172016

Hi everyone,


I think most of you know by now how much I love Op Shops. There is so much choice and I’ve found some really great stuff over the years. I’m a sucker for books and DVDs and have also found lots of really good quality clothes. I can’t remember the last time I went to a shopping mall or bought new clothing.


That’s why I’m excited to let you know about a great web site called And there’s no better time to check it out than during Buy Nothing New Month. It’s a one stop shop to find Op Shops all over Australia. Simply enter your suburb or postcode and a list of Op Shops will be displayed in your area.


You’ll find it at:


Give a go and have fun finding something special that also helps to get great stuff back into being used.


Many thanks



 Posted by at 12:21 pm

Old Tyre Recycling

 Plastics, Recycling, Shopping  Comments Off on Old Tyre Recycling
Sep 272016

Hi everyone,

Can you believe Australia discards almost 48 million old tyres each year? Only 16 per cent are currently recycled. The rest end up in landfill, stockpiled, illegally dumped or shipped overseas.

The good news is the Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme has been set up to tackle this huge issue. The main objectives of the scheme are:

  • Increasing resource recovery and recycling
  • Minimising the environmental and health and safety impacts
  • Developing Australia’s tyre recycling industry and markets for tyre derived products.

You can help support the scheme by dealing with Tyre Stewardship Accredited suppliers. This will ensure your old tyres are recycled in the most environmentally sustainable way.

Look for the logo or go to our website to find your nearest supplier:

Source: RoyalAuto, Aug-16, pg 39, TyreStewardship Australia

Supporting a Tyre Stewardship Accredited supplier is a good thing to do for our environment next time you need to replace your old tyres.

Many thanks


Resource Management Specialist,

 Posted by at 1:43 pm