Reusables: A Refocus on the Power of Reusing a Container With Bianca Cottle

Show #363 Reusables: A Refocus on the Power of Reusing a Container With Bianca Cottle

          

About this show:

Ever wonder whether you have the ‘right’ to BYO containers to the stores you shop from – especially with the ‘c*vid times hangover’ when single use was insisted upon for safety, it’s time to revisit this topic with Bianca Cottle, founder of byocontainers.org – Let’s refresh our enthusiasm for reusing containers and bringing our own wherever we go – I am first to put my hand up and say I let things slide during this time, in case anyone’s worried I’m perfect (That’s a HARD NO!)

In this show while the focus is on Australian rules, the themes apply to all of us wanting to reduce and reuse more of the things in our lives! We explore: 

  1. The challenges of building a fully sustainable house (something Bianca and her partner have done!) 
  2. How c*vid set us back in many ways whether it comes to progress for people an d planet health but what we can learn from it.
  3. What the actual law is on reusing containers and cups
  4. Some of the ways we can encourage businesses rather than criticising them, to drive re-use forward faster
  5. What exactly the label ‘compostable’ means on bio-plastics and whether perhaps it’s too good to be true
  6. The best reusable containers for different occasion types and situations

And a bunch more. Enjoy the show, share it and let’s reduce our single-use items big time in the year ahead! 

 

Know more or connect with BYO Containers:

Website: byocontainers.org

Facebook: @yocontainers.au 

Insta: @byocontainers.au 

LinkedIn: @byo-containers

 

Check out these helpful resources mentioned in our interview:

➡️ BYO containers map and summary of the regulations

➡️ Australian Government Packaging Reform Timeline

➡️ NSW Plastics public consultation submission and next steps survey

➡️ Nation Retail Association Excel file summarising current and proposed legislation for action on single use plastics

➡️ Sustainable House Day profile

➡️ Bianca’s builder, Pure Eco Homes. The Langwarrin 33Sq super energy efficient mansion is theirs.

➡️ Zimbo app

 

Thank you to our Low Tox businesses sponsoring the show and helping you make your swaps with their special offers: 

📣 KillaPilla code: LOWTOXLIFE gives you 15% Off the entire purchase with Free Shipping within Australia. Valid 13 November- 31 December 2023. Visit killapilla.com.au

📣 Ausclimate code: LOWTOXLIFE for an extra 10% Off their already discounted prices on ausclimate.com.au. Offer applies to over the phone orders too!

And of course, join me @lowtoxlife on Instagram and share your aha’s in your stories!

 

Alexx x

Your host and founder of the Low Tox Life

 

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And thank you to our Low Tox businesses sponsoring the show and helping you make your swaps with their special offers: 

KillaPilla code: LOWTOXLIFE give you 15% OFF entire purchase with Free Shipping within Australia. Valid 13 November- 31 December 2023. Visit https://killapilla.com.au/

Ausclimate code: LOWTOXLIFE for an EXTRA 10% OFF their already discounted prices on ausclimate.com.au. Offer applies to over the phone orders too!

And of course join me at lowtoxlife on Instagram and share your aha’s in your stories!


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Title show track, by LIOR.

Love the podcast music? You will hear excerpts from Lior’s track “Caught Up”  – go check it out on iTunes or Spotify if you want to hear the whole song or album, Scattered Reflections. Co-written with Cameron Deyell, it’s a great song and I love the reflective energy of it – perfect for the show, right? Enjoy. Lior is always touring, so do check out his website. It is wonderful to hear him sing live, trust me.

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About Clare Press:

Bianca Cottle on Low Tox Life Podcast

 

Bianca Cottle is a passionate advocate for zero waste and sustainable living. After building a 10-star eco prototype home with her husband and running educational tours about plastics pollution at Replas, Bianca used her science, education, and contracts background to found the BYO Containers campaign in 2018 and help consumers and businesses reduce plastic waste. Alongside the campaign, Bianca works in the environmental certificates industry, was a founding committee member of Zero Waste Victoria, and in her spare time enjoys zero waste cooking and spending time with her husband and daughter. 

 

Connect with Bianca Cottle here:

     

 

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