These organisations might be useful for business managers and community groups looking for ideas and support to reduce waste. Please feel free to add more in the comments below.

Australian Marine Mammal Conservation Foundation

Balloons Blow… Don’t Let Them Go

Be Smart Choose Tap

Boomerang Alliance

Boomerang Bags

BYO Containers

Clean Up Australia

Garage Sale Trail

Gippsland Unwrapped

Gippsland Waste and Resource Recovery Group

Keep Australia Beautiful

Plastic Free July

Plastic Pollution Coalition

Repair Café Foundation

Responsible Cafés

Responsible Runners

Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Campaign

Story of Stuff

Surfrider Foundation Australia

Sustainability Gippsland

Sustainable Salons Australia

Sustainable Table

Take 3 For The Sea

Tangaroa Blue

The Last Straw Australia

Trashless Takeaway

Two Hands Project


ShareWaste – an amazing app that connects neighbours that want to donate organic waste with those that want to receive it and those that want to receive it with those that want to donate it.

Fair Food Forager – an app that helps you find ethical and sustainable food in your vicinity.

Good on You – want to know how a brand rates ethically? Use this app to check its impact on people, the planet and animals.

Refill – an app that shows you where you can refill your water bottle when out and about (mostly in the UK at the moment, but it’s growing).

Shop Ethical – an Australian not-for-profit organisation that aims to “educate and empower people to make shopping choices that better reflect their values and to use their consumer power to create a better world”.

Y Waste – buy food that would otherwise go to waste at the end of the day at discount prices from cafes and restaurants in your area.

2 thoughts

  1. Hi Tammy
    After meeting you at a Council sustainability talk a couple of years ago, I have continued to follow your informative posts. Love your work!
    I remember at the talk you mentioned you were trialing some deodorant recipes, and while great, you hadn’t found a recipe to stand up to the rigours of sport perspiration. I wanted to let you know that I have been using Magnesium Oil as my deodorant and find this works well for me. Our bodies are often deficient in magnesium so it’s not only acting as a deodorant but the body absorbs the magnesium for muscle repair etc.
    Admittedly I haven’t done research to ensure that the magnesium is ethically and sustainably sourced etc but the company is Australian. I use ‘Premium Transdermal Magnesium Oil’ by Magnesium Australia ( The product isn’t cheap…I pay $95 for 1 litre but am happy to pay for a product that has a dual purpose. Thought this may be of some interest to you.

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    1. Thank you Maree, this is interesting to me and I will keep it in mind to look for some magnessium oil to try. I had pretty much given up on deodorants and don’t use anything at all now but I really would like to find something that works for certain occasions.


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