- Plants, bricks and green waste vouchers needed
- No waste Ballarat
- How to recycle your coffee pods
- Recipe of the week
- Plants: We are beginning to create and plan our kitchen garden and are looking for any potted herbs, cuttings or seeds that you may be willing to donate from home. Can be as simple as a cutting from existing herbs in your very own garden (like Rosemary or Mint).
- Bricks: Do you have any unwanted bricks in your backyard? We would love to use them to create different sections in our garden beds.
- Green waste vouchers: Following our hugely successful working bee, we have a large amount of green waste that needs removing. If anyone in the community is able to assist us in the removal by donating green waste vouchers or loading up their trailer or ute, it would be much appreciated!
Please contact Erica via email email@example.com if you are able to help. Thank you!
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How to recycle your coffee pods!
Are you a coffee capsule lover? Did you know that those delicious little capsules can actually be recycled? But not in your recycle bin! If you use a Nespresso brand machine you can collect the used aluminium capsules and return them to the company for recycling! Click on the link below to purchase a prepaid Australia Post Recycling Satchel for $1.90 (postage cost is already included in the satchel price!). Satchels hold up to 130 capsules! Post back at any Australia Post Office or post box.
RED Group has teamed up with Coles, Woolworths and some of Australia’s biggest brands to make it easy for you to keep your plastic bags and soft plastic packaging out of landfill. All you need to do is collect your soft plastic packaging such as plastic bags, cereal liners, biscuit and pasta packages (see the comprehensive on the link below) and return them to any REDcycle collection point at your local Coles or Woolworths.
To make school lunches easier, we are sharing simple healthy recipes in the newsletter.
If you have a favourite recipe you enjoy cooking with your children, please email it to Erica to be featured in upcoming newsletters: firstname.lastname@example.org
This week’s recipe is brought to you by Jack who says the recipe can be used to make delicious lunchbox size muffins! Thanks, Jack!
- Preheat the oven to 180⁰c. Grease and line a loaf tin.
- Cake: In a large bowl beat together the eggs, oil and caster sugar. Mix in flour, mixed spice and cinnamon. Stir in carrots , sultanas and pineapple. Pour into the prepared tin.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
- Icing: In a medium bowl combine cream cheese, icing sugar and lemon juice. Beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Spread over the top of cake when it has cooled.
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