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FOR Plastic Free July, Ben Pfitzner from Mawson’s eco-friendly store, Let’s Be Natural, says the shop will run its monthly “bring your own container” (BYOC) day every Saturday for the month.
“On BYOC Saturday we offer 20 per cent off all bulk/unpackaged food and cleaning products if customers bring their own solid reusable containers,” Ben says.
“Our aim is to support the community to find a better balance with the natural world and help find a sustainable and waste-free future.”
Let’s Be Natural offers products that bring people a step closer to that goal, Ben says.
“Plastic, particularly single-use, is a menace to the natural world but society continues to use it with virtually no control or consideration,” he says.
“It’s everywhere, with microplastics now showing up in our food chain.”
Through the coronavirus crisis, Ben says staff saw a big reduction in people bringing their own containers, presumably for fear of contamination, which would have had an environmental impact in terms of waste.
“Plastic needs to be reduced, it needs to be controlled, and although Australia is small by population and global impact, everyone should be trying to lead by example, otherwise we have no ability to help and no right to influence other countries to do the same,” he says.
Let’s Be Natural, Shop 2, 73-77 Mawson Place, Mawson. Call 6286 3775 or visit letsbenatural.com.au