Eco Directory


Our local region is full of opportunities to become sustainable. There are people, products and services right here in the border that are experts at doing things the best way possible. #Knowyouroptions and #leadbyexample. Smarter Choices for a Better Future!

 

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The SEED website has been developed to allow teachers, students and environment staff to easily access a fantastic range of sustainability education resources. This information is presented in the topics of biodiversity, climate change, general sustainability, waste and water.

SEED also offer School Environment Days.  They are an all-day event for Grade 5 students. Every student and teacher will participate in 4 environmental hands-on, curriculum linked activities. Places are limited and allocated on a first-in basis. If you are a small school with composite grades, please contact the SEED Project Officer on 03 5722 9232 to discuss participation levels. Please complete the attached registration form below to participate.

 
SEED North East
(03) 5722 9232
Halve Waste
Halve Waste

Over the next two decades, waste generation from the greater Albury region is expected to increase rapidly. Meanwhile, Albury Waste Management Centre is filling too fast, and at current levels of disposal will be full in less than 20 years. To tackle this problem the Halve Waste program was launched, with plans to halve the amount of material entering Albury Landfill between 2010 and 2014. On Halve Waste website you can find out more about the initiatives of the program, which engages residents, businesses and schools in the greater Albury region.

http://www.halvewaste.com.au/index.html

Halve Waste offers free waste education visits to schools, childcare facilities and educational organisations in Albury City, City of Wodonga, and the Shires of Indigo, Corowa, Greater Hume and Towong to promote waste minimisation, recycling and sustainability.
The Halve Waste Education Program includes interactive activities that are age appropriate and curriculum linked. Teachers receive free follow up resources and student worksheets. The program includes:
Tailored in-class sessions. These range from 30 minutes to one hour based on the following topics:
• Bin smart (pre-requisite)
• Halve our waste
• Wasteful v’s waste wise
• Primary composters
• Compost fundamentals
• Worm farmers
• Waste trace
• Let’s talk trash
Lessons can be adapted and customized to suit school lesson time tables and learning stages
Also available
• School Audits
• Albury Waste Management Facility or Wodonga Transfer Station Tours
• Kindergartens and early learning centres programs
• Community groups

http://www.halvewaste.com.au
(02) 6023 8792
JAMU
JAMU

What is Jamu?

Jamu refers to traditional medicine’s made in Indonesia from herbs and spices.

Turmeric and ginger have been used for centuries in Asia for their amazing anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and health giving properties. Try a little every day as a general health tonic and take when you are feeling run down for a natural ‘pick me up’....

Jamu is made with only the best quality ingredients using fresh turmeric, ginger and cardamom root, fresh lemon juice and lemongrass to ensure a tonic of high quality and potency. If you have any questions or comments about this product please contact us via our webpage.

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http://www.jamudrinks.com.au
Plastic Free July

The challenge is quite simple...attempt to refuse single-use plastic during July.

Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness of the problems and amount of single-use disposable plastic in our lives and challenges people to do something about it. You can sign up for a day, a week or the whole month and try to refuse ALL single-use plastic or try the TOP 4: plastic bags, water bottles, takeaway coffee cups and straws.

By 2050 its estimated there will be more plastic than fish in the world's oceans. Most comes from land and was was once in our hands. Refuse single-use plastic and together lets keep our oceans clean. Join over 40,000 people, schools and organisations from 90 countries and let those same hands be part of the solution

http://www.plasticfreejuly.org/
Garage Sale Trail

By reusing what we already have in communities across the country, it’s good for us and good for the planet. When lots of people make small everyday actions together, big changes are possible.

The day exists to do more than help people sell  their unwanted stuff and hone the skills of bargain hunters. The simple act of buying and selling at a garage sale does a whole lot of ‘good stuff’ beyond making extra cash and finding treasure. It’s a simple way to bring communities together, reuse and rethink the idea of what waste really is… while having an excuse to get dressed up, bake and barbeque.

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https://www.garagesaletrail.com.au/
Dick Smith Food

It's simple. Dick Smith Foods are made in Australia by Australian owned companies using Australian grown ingredients.

We know that in Australia we have the most Magnificent Australian grown produce, manufactured here in safe, controlled factories, within our strict food manufacturing and labelling laws.

We also believe supporting local industry is important because it provides employment for Australians and all the profits remain here, helping the future of our Australia.

Dick Smith Foods supports products which are produced by Australian owned businesses, which are Australian grown and made, and we support Australian owned companies which operate in a highly ethical manner. We encourage you do this by making the most powerful statement you can as a consumer, with your buying choices.

Since the beginning, Dick Smith Foods has donated over $8 million to more than 400 charitable organisations.

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The Albury Recycling Centre's new re-use shop is run by local not-for-profit group.

Aware’s team includes local people with disabilities, some long-term job seekers and people who are retraining for new careers.

The shop gives new life to many items which are dropped off at the recycling centre. You can:

  • Buy second hand household goods
  • Upcycle goods in the craft corner
  • Buy upcycled goods ready made
  • Take something home to upcycle
Tech Collect

 

TechCollect is a free national recycling service for computers, computer accessories and TVs (e-waste). TechCollect was established in response to the Federal Government’s National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS) and is the only not-for-profit industry backed e-waste recycling service approved under the NTCRS.

 

What is the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme?

On 22 June 2011, the Australian Federal Parliament passed the Product Stewardship Act, which legislated that both government and industry have a shared responsibility to reduce electronic waste, increase recycling and manage the environmental, health and safety impacts of the products that we use. From this legislation the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme (NTCRS) was established, making it law for companies that manufacture or import computers or TVs to take responsibility for the safe and environmentally friendly recycling of end-of-life products. Click here to find out more about our Partners.

 

How does the TechCollect Program Work?

Under the NTCRS, computer and TV manufactures and importers are required to join and support a government approved service, such as TechCollect. Set up by the Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform (ANZRP), TechCollect is funded and supported by over 60 of Australia’s leading computer and TV manufacturers and importers, many of whom are already leaders in corporate social responsibility and global product stewardship. TechCollect partners with local councils and waste management organisations across Australia to provide its service to households and businesses. Households and businesses are able to drop off their end-of-life and unwanted computers, computer accessories and TVs at sites throughout Australia and because TechCollect is fully supported by industry, this is completely FREE!

You can find your nearest TechCollect drop-off site here . You can find out what households and businesses can drop-off at a TechCollect drop-off site here.

http://www.techcollect.com.au/about/
1300 229 837
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Arnolds Fruit Market
Arnolds Fruit Market

The Arnold family fresh fruit and vegetable tradition began in 1892 with one horse and a cart loaded with local pumpkins, onions and potatoes.

Supporting local farmers and giving this region a great opportunity to buy low food miles with a great selection of local produce.

REAL FOOD - check out the wonderful selection of cheap, healthy, nutritional, package free and local stuff that should go straight into your mouth (or maybe cook it first lol). If you cant grow it in your back yard, this is the next best thing!

 

http://arnoldsonline.com.au/
(02) 6024 5322
Mobile Muster
Mobile Muster

What is MobileMuster?

MobileMuster is the Australian mobile phone industry's official product stewardship program. It's a free mobile phone recycling program that accepts all brands and types of mobile phones, plus their batteries, chargers and accessories. Basically, it's the industry's way of ensuring mobile phone products don't end up in landfill - but instead are recycled in a safe, secure and ethical way.

So why is this important? Well, over 90% of the materials used in a mobile are recyclable and can be reused, avoiding future greenhouse gas emissions, saving energy, protecting our environment and conserving scarce natural resources.

Mobile phone components should also never be thrown in the rubbish, where they can end up in landfill. For one thing they're not biodegradable, so they won't break down. On top of that, mobiles contain some substances that can potentially harm the environment if not disposed of correctly.

At MobileMuster, we aim to make sure mobiles are handled properly at the end of their useful lives. Our mission is simple. We promise to keep mobile phones out of landfill. All we are asking you to do is to promise to recycle them.

How to recycle

MobileMuster works with partners like mobile phone retailers, local councils and Australia Post to collect phones from the general public. We encourage people to return their old phones, either by dropping them off, or postingthem to us. Either way, it's free for consumers, schools, businesses, councils and government agencies.

Each and every mobile we receive is dismantled and recycled, and any data left on the handset is destroyed through the recycling process.

The team behind MobileMuster

MobileMuster is a not-for-profit program, voluntarily funded by industry groups including:

  • Handset manufacturers (Nokia, Motorola, Samsung Electronics, HTC, Huawei, ZTE)
  • Network carriers (Telstra, Optus, Vodafone)
  • Service providers (Virgin Mobile)
  • Distributors (Force Technology)

MobileMuster is managed by the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA) on behalf of these members.

What makes MobileMuster different?

It is the only recycling program that is:

  • Funded and managed by the industry
  • Endorsed by mobile phone manufacturers and network carriers
  • Not-for-profit
  • Dedicated to keeping old mobiles out of landfill

MobileMuster accepts all brands of mobile phones, including their batteries, chargers and accessories. All components are recycled locally or in developed countries overseas - and none are sold for reuse or exported to developing countries.

At MobileMuster we also report annually on our collections and recycling processes, which are audited by an independent third party.

http://www.mobilemuster.com.au/
1300 730 070