We have a range of products to help you work towards a zero waste lifestyle and keep your carbon footprint down. Cash sales only as we don’t have EFTPOS, nor at this stage are we able to offer online sales – maybe one day!
Our food items are all local – for example our team of volunteers provides a selection of pickles, jams and other preserves from seasonal produce, we stock locally produced manuka honey and organic olive oil. Additionally we usually have a selection of plants and produce from our volunteer gardeners, and locals with a surplus crop. Most of these are at least spray free if not organically grown.
In a bid to reduce our community’s reliance on plastic bags we have a selection of reuseable produce bags and shopping bags sewn by a team of volunteers. This enables us to keep the prices low so that going zero waste doesn’t have to be expensive for those without the sewing skills to make their own!
Similarly we have a selection of beeswax wraps to use instead of clingfilm etc – just wipe clean with a cloth. In addition to helping support the EcoCentre buying these beeswax wraps supports Days for Girls. Also knitted/crocheted dishcloths/facecloths which you just pop in with your towels to wash them and they’ll last for years!
To help you move away from the aisles of plastic bottled cleaning products etc we have baking soda at bulk bin prices that we buy in sacks and sell in reused jars. If you’re not sure how to use it we have several books to help you out, including Pig Tits & Parsley Sauce written and signed by local author Lyn Webster.
On behalf of Lyn we also sell menstrual cups and her homemade hair conditioner. Also in the toiletries line we have bamboo toothbrushes, locally made soap, natural clay face masks, homemade lipbalms in reused containers, and Smartass ‘tree-free’ toilet paper which comes wrapped in tissue paper rather than plastic and is made from sugar cane waste and bamboo.
Additionally we have a selection of secondhand books, bric-a-brac and craft items, stock fluctuates depending on donations.