Sustainable Materials and Products

Sustainable Materials and Products is a Sustainability Pillar in our Sustainability Strategy 2021 - 2031. The relevant key principle is: 'Sustainable Materials aim to have a limited negative impact on people and natural resources and do not deplete or degrade the environment'.  Our objectives related to this pillar are:

  • Investigate and invest in local circular economy infrastructure to enable resources to be kept in use for as long as possible
  • Promote the development of local sustainable materials made from renewable or waste resources
  • Support local businesses who seek to develop sustainable materials made from renewable or waste resources
  • Encourage the community to embrace the notion of re-use of materials rather than purchase of new materials

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What We're Doing

Some current and recent projects related to the Sustainable Materials and Products pillar include:

  • We actively promote Ecological Sustainable Building Design
  • Plastic Free July is promoted locally by our Sustainability Officer, promoting reusables instead of plastic
  • We've partnered with Plastic Reduction Denmark to use re-useable, handmade festive bunting in the CBD during the holiday season, instead of plastic Christmas decorations such as tinsel
  • Council has implemented a Sustainable Events policy in efforts to reduce single-use items at local public events. Access our Policy Manual for more information.
Climate Dashboard Launched to Promote Awareness and Action
Posted 28 November 2023 Climate Dashboard Launched to Promote Awareness and Action

Online dashboard created to boost connections with South Coast Alliance funding

Garage Sale Trail 2023: Bag a Bargain This Spring
Posted 26 September 2023 Garage Sale Trail 2023: Bag a Bargain This Spring

Nation-wide Garage Sale Trail comes back to town over two weekends this November

Lower Impact Upgrades for Prawn Rock Channel Precinct
Posted 01 September 2023 Lower Impact Upgrades for Prawn Rock Channel Precinct

Low CO2 concrete used in precinct upgrade at popular recreation site in Denmark

Council Adopts Budget to Fund Community Priorities
Posted 02 August 2023 Council Adopts Budget to Fund Community Priorities

Renewed focus on areas such as roads and youth in line with community feedback

Garage Sale Trail 2022: Impact Report Released
Posted 01 March 2023 Garage Sale Trail 2022: Impact Report Released

Thousands of local participants diverted 64,992kg of reusable items from landfill

Gift of Cloth Nappies to New Parents in Denmark
Posted 05 July 2022 Gift of Cloth Nappies to New Parents in Denmark

Sustainable initiative aims to reduce waste to landfill by promoting cloth nappies

Environmentally-friendly Christmas Decorations
Posted 16 December 2021 Environmentally-friendly Christmas Decorations

Thanks to the hardwork of local school students and Plastic Reduction Denmark

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Other Local Initiatives

Information about relevant Shire supported and community-led initiatives and organisations related to the Sustainable Materials and Products pillar will be listed here.

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Related Documents

Documents for Sustainability Pillar 08: Sustainable Materials and Products
DocumentsDocument Date
Sustainable Homes BrochureMay 6, 2024

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Useful Links

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Contact

Our Sustainable Projects team, including our Sustainability Officer and Sustainable Projects Officer, can be reached at (08) 9848 0300 or enquiries@denmark.wa.gov.au. 

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