23 June 2020
23 June 2020
to create environmentally conscious products that care for our planet. We also support worthy charitable organisations, who through their various rehabilitation and tree planting initiatives, offer far-reaching benefits to both Australia & the broader global community.
Up until the end of 2019/2020 Recycled Mats donated to many worthwhile charities through the sales of products, pledging a generous portion of the proceeds to:
Recycled Mats has also donated products to many Indigenous and non-Indigenous community groups, schools, and charities across the country, with an estimated value of $30,000 in the 2019/20 financial year alone.
In light of the 2022 floods that hit Southern Queensland & Northern NSW, Recycled Mats donated a range of brand new kids yoga mats, recycled mats and giant bean bags to 15 schools in the Tweed, Murwillumbah, Lismore, Ballina & Woodburn area with an estimated value of around $35,000
In light of the devasting bush fires experienced around Australia, Recycled Mats has chosen to re-focus back on the land as its primary place to make a difference.
We pledge to donate 1,000 native and Indigenous seedlings each financial year (250 plants per quarter) to help get the land and those that call her home back on their feet again. One project that the CPA Fund is involved in which our donations support is the Tjuntjunjara Project east of Kalgoorlie, WA. Where community planting is being conducted in late 2021 which will involve the local women's centre, the community and CPA, together with planting 13 native tree species in community areas and in the gardens of residents, the plants have been chosen for their amenity and cultural significance.
Donations will be made to Carbon Positive Australia from the end of September 2020 (but calculated from June 30, 2020) and updates will be provided here each time a donation is made.
Recycled Mats works predominantly with materials that would otherwise go into landfills, so this new addition to our community work is an extension of a field that we're already passionate about and have been for 11+ years.
As a part of Recycled Mats ongoing evolution, we're also currently undertaking a voluntary carbon offset audit to gain a better understanding of what emissions Recycled Mats as a business puts out so we can continue to work to minimize this and hopefully be carbon neutral or even carbon positive (yahhh) within the coming few months. WATCH this space for our developing story and in the meantime, check out what we already do in house to reduce our footprint at this link "How we recycle - The Recycled Mats commitment to sustainability"
As of November 2020, we received an update from Carbon Positive advising that their first planting project for 2021 will be in Bundjalung Country not far from Recycled Mats HQ in Nimbin (we are in Tweed). This project will aim to:
The increased stocking in the dry rainforest will improve biodiversity and encourage further natural regeneration. The corridor will allow species movement from one area to another, supporting species development. This area of NSW is important ecologically and CP will be partnering with Envite Environmental to provide high-quality ecological planting at their site
We’re keen to say Hi,
And thanks for stopping by,
We hope you’ve enjoyed what you’ve seen.
Our mats are a hit,
With those doing their bit,
To keep the world clean, blue and green!
Starting from scratch,
At our busy home patch,
It’s been a journey of which we are proud.
Our Artists are gold!
Weaving stories of old
The wisdom with which they’re endowed.
Our quest here is clear,
To protect what is dear,
By the telling of secrets once known.
And defend Mother Earth
For all that she’s worth
And continue to keep her as home.