Save Our Sanctuary
Before there is nothing to save at all
Before there is nothing to save at all
Starting From Home
A small change in your household habits can lead to many litres of fresh water from flushing down the drain, help cut your bills and reserve our precious resource – water.
One of those ultimate me-time moments is spent on this! But did you know the water used for flushing a toilet in your house accounts for approximately 20% of total water use of the whole house?
Older toilets use around 18 litres per flush. Look for models with a 4-star WELS water efficiency rating. These toilets use just 4.5 litres for a full flush and 3 litres for a half flush.
Use the half flush button on your toilet instead of the full flush when you can. Pushing the correct button can save up to 1.5 litres a flush and can save the average home up to 35,000 litres per year.
That’s it, half flush at a time!SEE TOILETS
From rinsing fruits or veggies to washing your hands and brushing your teeth, water from the taps in your kitchen and bathroom can take up to 12% of total water use inside the house, as much as a washing machine does!
Wash your fruits and veggies in a container or put a plug in the sink rather than leaving the water run through the drain. Turn off taps when you finish using them and frequently check for any leaks. Those are some easy things you can do, or as simple as changing to a 6-star leak-proof tap that flows at 4L/min will save you 20,000 litres of water and $60 each year on water bills.
Happy cooking and washing!SEE TAPS & MIXERS
The bathroom is a great place to start saving water, as about 40% of all water used in the home is in the bathroom and the most water is used in the shower!
In fact, an old style showerhead use up to 20 litres per minute (wow!), a regular showerhead uses about 10 litres a minute, a water-efficient showerhead reduces to about 7.5 litres a minute.
Reduce your shower time, every minute less in the shower saves one bucket of water. You can still sing your heart out in the shower but keep it to maybe a song or two?
Chose water-efficient showerheads. The most water-efficient showerheads have a 4-star WELS rating for a flow rate of 6 litres per minute or less.
Less water, but more fun!SEE SHOWERS
Continuing our mission to conserve the environment for future generations to enjoy.
Ethical sourcing is embedded at the heart of our supply chain management. Many of our products are made from non-recyclable material, for having to be durable and resistant in their operational environments. However, our supply partners have taken initiatives in giving them a second chance, to be made into other meaningful products, such as waste bins, anti-scratch paints, airplane plastic media blast and even colorful flowerpots.
Our biggest flagship store in Alexandria, Sydney has a number of energy and water-saving features including rain-water and natural lighting harvesting. The rain water tanks that are displayed and also hidden capture the water off the roof and feed the 1200 plus plants, plumb the water play area and display points, apart from being used for our working toilets. We also have a number of light panels in the roof that provide natural light all day long that allow us to consume less electricity in the space. What’s more, we actually upcycle products in-house too, to make product displays!
We are proud of our Partner Membership with the Australian Packaging Convent (APCO) who guides the recyclability of our packaging options. We have also adopted the Australian Packaging Recycling Label (ARL) principles throughout our new product ranges across Australia and New Zealand. In 2019, we commenced a program to reduce the volume of cardboard use by reviewing pack sizes, reducing board grade thickness and downsizing where appropriate. Since then we have reduced a significant amount of polyfoam from packaging within a number of our core product ranges.