SHOP BETTER. DO BETTER. FEEL BETTER.
Have you been hearing a lot about ‘conscious consumption’ lately, and wondering how you can make a difference?
It’s easy to be overwhelmed and not know exactly where to start.
But did you know that it’s the little things you do that can make a big difference?
The small decisions you make every day can help you make a shift towards conscious consumption. Whether you are passionate about fair trade, or sustainability, or community support, we know that it’s important to be able to shop according to your values.
SUSTAINABILITY AT MELBOURNE CENTRAL
Here at Melbourne Central we are focussed on a program of continuous improvement in order to reduce our environmental footprint. Did you know that Melbourne Central has reduced its carbon emissions from 200 gas emission per square metre in 2005, to 99 gas emission per square metre as of 2016? We're working to continue to improve our sustainability measures across areas like water and energy usage, and creating innovative environmental measures and systems that enhance performance.
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 Coles
, where they will be recycled into things like outdoor furniture!
3. CATCH PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Why drive to Melbourne Central when we're in the heart of the city? Catch public transport instead!
4. BUY FAIR TRADE
Look for the ‘Fairtrade’ certification on products like chocolate, coffee, tea and vanilla when doing your grocery shopping at Coles
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