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Eco-shoppers reduce the amount of waste they produce by making environmentally conscious decisions when it comes to buying products.
Tips to Eco-shopping include:
- Buying products with minimal and/or recyclable packaging.
- Remembering to bring your green bags to the shops.
- Buying in bulk.
Shopping at places that allow you to purchase food and drink items in reusable containers (such as honey from a health food shop, dry goods from a bulk supplier or using a reusable cup to purchase take away hot beverages).
Green living subsidies
We are now offering rebates on a number of products which assist our community to live a greener lifestyle. Whilst funds last, households and businesses can receive one rebate per financial year on the following items*;
|Worm farm or compost bin||50% / up to $40|
|Nest Boxes for native animals||50% / up to $30|
|Indigenous plants (purchased from the indigenous plant seller)||50%/ up to $30|
|Rain water tank purchase||50% /up to $100|
|Plumbing for Rain water tank||50% / up to $100|
|House insulation||50% / up to $100|
|Bee hotel||50% / up to $30|
|Modern Cloth Nappies||50% / up to $100|
*Terms and conditions apply.
Items must have been purchased in the 2019-20 financial year. To claim your rebate simply complete the Green Living Subsidies Form and send in with proof of item purchase (receipt) and residency (rates notice or drivers license) to
City of Holdfast Bay,
PO Box 19,
Green Living Workshops
We offer a range of workshops throughout the year to help you on your Green Living journey. Everything from bush tucker gardens and living plastic free, to nature journaling, building nest boxes and making native bee 'hotels'. To find out more search What's On for Green Living to see what's on offer and how to book.
Reusable cup discounts
Did you know that in Australia alone, 200 million disposable coffee cups end up in landfill each year?
Using a reusable cup when buying hot beverages is not only great for the environment but can also save you money.
The cafes listed below offer a discount to customers who take their own cup to purchase hot beverages.
|The Beachouse||50 cents off|
|Boomers on the beach||10% off|
|Bracegirdles||50 cents off|
|Cibo Espresso||5% off|
|Fleurieu Bites||20 cents off|
|Gloria Jean's||50 cent off|
|H & A Cafe||80 cents off (large)|
|Il Kafe||10% off|
|Organik store and Cafe||50 cent off|
|Sabai cafe||50 cent off|
|St. Louis House of Fine Ice cream and desserts||10% off|
|The Annex||50 cents off|
|Feed, Jetty Road||50 cents off|
|Seafaring Fools||50 cents off|
|Stamford Grand Bar||$1 off|
|Brighton Jetty Bakery||10% off|
|Royal Copenhagen Ice Cream Co.||50 cents off|
|Esplanade hotel||50 cents off|
|Edge Deli||50 cent off|
|Cafe Lune||10% off|
|Miss 5048||50 cents off|
|Good Day||50 cents off|