At the Shops Facts

Buying Appliances

Contrary to common belief, only about 45% of households in Australia own an air conditioner.


ENERGY STAR compliant appliances consume around 75% less energy in standby mode than standard products do.


Evaporative cooling consumes less than 15% of the electricity compared with a refrigeration-based cooling system.


Frontloading washing machines use around 40% less water than top loader washing machines.


Buying Groceries

Packaging now accounts for 1/3 of all household waste.


Certified organic food does not contain genetically engineered organisms.


Approximately 53% of plastic bags are distributed from supermarket outlets, while 47% come from other retail outlets such as fast food shops, liquor stores, and general merchandising.


Buying Goods

Recycled paper products take 70 to 90% less energy to produce and prevent the loss of forests worldwide. Global Warming Facts
An estimated 3.76 billion bags or 20,700 tonnes of plastic are disposed of in landfill sites throughout Australia every year.

Approximately 53% of plastic bags are distributed from supermarket outlets, while 47% come from other retail outlets such as fast food shops, liquor stores, and general merchandising.


An estimated 3.76 billion bags or 20,700 tonnes of plastic are disposed of in landfill sites throughout Australia every year.


Australians dump 7,150 recyclable plastic bags into landfill every minute or 429,000 bags every hour.


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