The CWA of Victoria is committed to supporting initiatives that reduce Australia’s greenhouse emissions and minimise environmentally damaging plastic litter.
Our Collingwood CWA Branch is being crafty as we look at alternatives to single use plastic.
We are trialling Earth Bags – a bag of ideas for make-at-home, clean and green useful household items.
We usually have these for sale at our stalls. You can email us at CollingwoodCWA@gmail.com if you’d like to find out when our next stall is scheduled .
What’s in the bag?
Margot’s ‘Bee Glad’. Replace plastic cling wrap with our beeswax coated cotton food wrap.
Jocelyn’s hemp yarn dishcloth is knitted in softer, absorbent hemp yarn that is bacteria-resistant and stronger and more durable than cotton. Click here for info on where to get it.
Rachel’s hemp twine scrubbies are crocheted into a strong, effective, durable and hygienic alternative to plastic dish scourers. Click here for info on where to get it.
Mary’s washable ‘Clean Sense’ make-up and face cleanser wipes are made from reused cotton.
Helen’s Earth Bags and newspaper bin-liners are origami magic. Fold up a broadsheet or tabloid to line your rubbish or compost bin and say ‘No’ to plastic bags.
Liz’s newspaper seedling pots are made from reused paper cleverly folded into sturdy pots for seedlings.
Pot plant labels are cut from discarded plastic milk containers. The weatherproof strips make great labels for garden seedlings.
Caroline’s bi-carb cleaner. This household salt powder has dozens of uses, from cooking, cleaning and gardening.
Wooden pegs for a solar dry. Sunshine is the best way to dry your washing.
What’s the challenge? Get in the Bag!
We are looking for creative, environmentally-friendly solutions for everyday household use.
Leave a reply below and you too might end up in the Earth Bag!
Make sure to explain why it’s a sustainable option, the materials you need, how you make it – and of course, include a great picture.