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MAKING A

difference

Top tips to make your store eco-friendly and sustainable by Nina Buckley, principal director at Can’t Find It?.

T

he concept is simple enough–

plastic waste has accumulated in our oceans, the

reduce, reuse, recycle. But where

best guess in 2015 was estimated to be around

do you start? There is a lot of

150 million metric tons.

information (and misinformation) out

If all else stays the same this accumulation

there and with almost every brand scrambling to

will become 600 million tons by 2040. The

make themselves ‘green’, it can often be difficult

effect on our health and our food supply will

to know what to believe and where to begin.

be devastating, not to mention the effect on

Let’s look at some key areas where you can make a really big difference. The single most important thing you can do

that of the world’s wildlife, ocean life and the environment. Almost every state and territory in Australia has

today is to start reducing the packaging and

now signed up to not use single use plastic bags

plastic waste your store creates and/or sends to

for your customers’ purchases, which is fantastic,

landfill. While no one knows exactly how much

but what do you do with all the plastic that the

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Giftguide ECO November 2020  

Giftguide magazine is an award-winning bi-annual publication that is regarded by retailers as the ‘Bible’ of the gift and homewares industry...

Giftguide ECO November 2020  

Giftguide magazine is an award-winning bi-annual publication that is regarded by retailers as the ‘Bible’ of the gift and homewares industry...