3 September 2015

Get Your Starter Kits for Plastic Free & Zero Waste Living Here!

When I started out on my plastic free journey I wished there had been a kit that would make my transition easier. So I decided to put together kits myself for those in the same boat. 

Unlike reusable water bottles and reusable coffee cups which are plentiful, these are the other more crucial items that I wish I had early on. 



Each kits contains:

7 Cotton Draw String Bags (retails $19.95)
  • 4 large (28x35cm)
  • 1 medium (21x28cm)
  • 2 small (15x22cm)
1 Cotton Cutlery Wrap (retails $25.95)
  • 23cm length when rolled up – 23x27cm when rolled out
  • 1 stainless steel straw for adults
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • 1 wooden knife
  • 1 wooden fork
  • 1 cloth napkin
1 Two Tiered, 3 IN 1, Stainless Steel Lunch Box (retails for $34.95)
  • two levels to store food + a small container 
  • top tier can be used on its own
  • clips can be adjusted to be looser or tighter
  • dishwasher safe
  • not for use in microwave or hot food - metal will become hot when exposed to heat. 
  • 100% high-quality, non-toxic stainless steel
  • 10.3cm wide x 14.5cm long x 7.5cm high
  • small container :5.6cm wide x 10cm long x 4cm high 
1 Stainless Steel Cup with Black Silicone Grip (retails $8.95)
  • dishwasher safe
  • not for use in microwave
  • premium 18/8 food grade stainless steel
  • 13cm high, 8.5cm mouth
  • not advised for hot drinks - metal will become hot when exposed to heat
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The bags and cutlery wraps are handmade here in Australia using material from The Fabric Cave in Sydney. The Fabric Cave sells fabric off cuts that would have ordinarily gone to landfill. It is a not for profit with proceeds going to Achieve Australia. Achieve Australia is an organization that supports disadvantaged and disabled people.

Because the fabric is donated there is little to no information on the nature of the fabric. For instance there is no way to know if the cotton is organic OR the quality of the fabric so there might be slight differences between the kits or even bags. Everything has been preshrunk. If you are vegan, please note that beeswax has been used to stop the fraying of the cords on the bags and ties on the cutlery wraps. The beeswax is from Rooftop Honey, here in Melbourne.



Retail these items would cost $89.95.

These kits are only $69.95  + postage. 

Everything will be shipped to you with as little plastic as possible* (That includes the cellulose tape!) in second hand boxes. All for just $69.95. 

ONLY 30 KITS AVAILABLE. 

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*Please note that that plastic stickers from the Australian Postal sytem may be hard to avoid, especially for international buyers. 


Get Your Starter Kits for Plastic Free and Zero Waste Living HERE!






At this stage I am not selling any of the items individually. If you would like to buy items separately I have compiled a list below of similar products. I have grouped according to readers from the northern and southern hemisphere to help you save on postage costs and carbon footprints.

Like the items in the kits the list below feature what I have found helpful and wish I had when I started living plastic free and zero waste.

Southern Hemisphere (Australia and New Zealand)

http://www.biome.com.au/fathers-day-gifts/6543-u-konserve-stainless-steel-insulated-coffee-cup-16oz-473ml--853768002539.html
Buy - Stainless steel insulated coffee cup





Northern Hemisphere (USA, Canada and Europe)

Buy - Oval Bento Lunch Box




Buy - Portable Place mat with Cutlery Holder


Buy - Insulated Steel Pint Cup by Klean Kanteen



Buy - Organic Cotton and Hemp Produce Bag







If you happen to make a purchase through any of the links above I do receive a commission that helps to keep this blog running. I have had nothing but great experiences with the online stores that sell these items and highly recommend them to anyone.


Payment
All items to be paid within 24 hours of purchase.

Shipping
Items are posted within 24-48 hours with insurance against loss or damage.

Shipping to International customers - please allow time for postage to your country.
All shipping is via Australia Post International.
International shipping - shipping times can take from 7-30 business days.

**Custom fees - international customers may be liable for customs fees on receipt of goods. Please check with your local customs office and be aware that you are responsible for any fees.

Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds or returns (minus shipping costs) will only be accepted for damaged goods. The items must be returned to me within 7 days of receipt. It is the buyers responsibility for payment of return shipping costs.

DISCLAIMER:
Erin Rhoads disclaims any liability, loss, injury, or damage incurred by the use of any of our products on this web site or in the store. Erin Rhoads admits no liability if damage or injury occurs through carelessness or misuse of any of our products shown on this web site or in the store. Any small parts may be hazardous if swallowed. Please keep these items away from young children and pets.

This online shop is governed by the laws and courts of Australia.
  1. Wow, this is great! Well done, Erin! The starter kits look really helpful. Exactly what I needed when I embarked on my plastic-free journey.

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    1. Thank YOU! It has been a labour of love. Very lucky to have a talented sister to help put these together.

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  2. Would absolutely love one of your cutlery wraps if you end up selling items individually, having already embarked on my zero waste journey I already have a lot of the other useful bits and pieces - a set of chopsticks would also be fab in something like this!

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    1. You are not the first person to ask this. I will talk to the maker (my sister) and see if she would be interested in making more of them. I had originally planned on supplying chopsticks in the wrap BUT it was difficult to find them not wrapped in plastic or individually wrapped in paper. I held onto a pair of chopsticks from a night out and have used them since.

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  3. Haha that's a great idea! Thanks Erin :)

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