SHOP BETTER. DO BETTER. FEEL BETTER.
Want to be a conscious consumer, but not really sure where to start? While it can seem a bit overwhelming to tackle world issues just as an individual, it's important to know that the little things you do can make a big difference. And you don't even need to drastically change your current habits!
The small decisions you make every day can help you make a shift towards conscious consumption. Whether you are passionate about ethical sourcing, or environmental responsibility, or charity support, we know that it’s important to be able to shop according to your values.
Our 'Shop Better. Do Better. Feel Better.' story is here to shine a light on some of our retailers that are making big gains in the areas of sustainability, ethical trade and charity support, and help you find the quick and easy ways in which you can get involved and show your support. We hope it makes it easier to become a conscious consumer, and to find ways to shop the values that are important to you.
SUSTAINABILITY AT HIGHPOINT
Here at Highpoint, we are proud of our environmentally responsible design which was awarded a 5.5 NABERS Energy Rating and emits 62.5% less carbon emission per square metre compared to a similar asset in size.
We’re also proud to say that many of our retailers are on a road of continuous improvement in regards to sustainable practices and environmental responsibility, as well as ethical and fair trading. Learn more about the positive steps our retailers are taking here.
5 QUICK AND EASY WAYS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE TODAY
Your small actions can make a big change!
It’s easy to make a contribution to a healthier, fairer, more sustainable world, just by making some slight adjustments to your usual habits.
Here are 5 quick and easy ways for you to make a difference today:
1. BRING YOUR OWN REUSABLE COFFEE CUP
Next time you’re grabbing a coffee here at one of your favourite cafes in-centre, bring your own reusable coffee cup to help reduce the 1 billion disposable coffee cups that get sent to landfill in Australia each year.
2. RECYCLE YOUR SOFT PLASTIC BAGS
Did you know that your soft plastic bags (from things like frozen food, cereal box liners, bubble wrap, pasta bags, used shopping bags, bread bags etc) can’t be recycled in your regular Council kerbside recycling bin?
Rather than send them to landfill, bring them in-centre to put them in the specially marked bin outside Woolworths where they will be recycled into things like outdoor furniture!
3. DONATE YOUR OLD CLOTHES
Clean out your wardrobe and donate your old clothes by placing them in one of our charity clothing bins - not only will you be doing a good deed, but you're also making room for new clothes - win!
4. BUY FAIR TRADE
Look for the ‘Fairtrade’ certification on products like chocolate, coffee, tea and vanilla when doing your grocery shopping at Woolworths.
5. BRING YOUR REUSABLE BAGS
Say no to plastic bags and bring your own reusable bags instead!
Find out more about ethical and sustainable shopping opportunities