Second Stitch – Mending Connects Community

Mending connects community beyond language. Second Stitch is our Zero Waste Champion for May 2021. With a focus on zero waste, it is a not-for-profit social enterprise that celebrates the unique skills, traditions and stories of refugees, migrants and people seeking asylum.

Zero Waste Champion: Keeper and Maker, Jeanie Adams

Jeanie Adams shares her story of making reusable produce bags and turning tie samples into jewellery and small practical bags, advice for saving a resource that would otherwise be wasted, her ideas for making reuse more prevalent in society and … Continue reading “Zero Waste Champion: Keeper and Maker, Jeanie Adams”

Managing waste at a living building-Burwood Brickworks shopping centre

When friends suggested a trip to Burwood Brickworks Shopping centre I jumped at the chance. My friends let me know it had been recognised Internationally as one of the most sustainable shopping centres in the southern hemisphere. It was built … Continue reading “Managing waste at a living building-Burwood Brickworks shopping centre”

Zero Waste Champion: Making it easy to choose borrowing over buying

When you need a tool to help you tackle that project, need a gadget to get the garden looking great, want to try out something new in the kitchen, or want to take something on holiday for a bit of … Continue reading “Zero Waste Champion: Making it easy to choose borrowing over buying”

‘Borrow for tomorrow’ with Noa and Parker

Zero Waste Champion: Noa and Parker When Melbourne was turning to disposables, Noa and Parker was partnering up with cafes to offer a reusable containers takeaway delivery (and pick up) service during Melbourne’s unique time of lockdown. Emily from ZWV … Continue reading “‘Borrow for tomorrow’ with Noa and Parker”

Community Compost Hero Kirsteen MacLeod: Find the Right Food Waste Solution For You

This month’s Zero Waste Champion is Kirsteen MacLeod, the co-founder and project manager of The Compost Depot. This start-up was awarded a Pick My Project grant to run community compost hubs that reduce food waste going into landfill and turn … Continue reading “Community Compost Hero Kirsteen MacLeod: Find the Right Food Waste Solution For You”

Gina’s Kitchen – Delicious meals in reusable packaging

Gina’s Kitchen makes delicious homemade meals, like a dinner fairy who gets fresh ingredients and does it for you. But what got my attention and let to an introduction to Gina, is that her food comes in reusable packaging. Yes, … Continue reading “Gina’s Kitchen – Delicious meals in reusable packaging”

Tips for maintaining a zero waste lifestyle during the pandemic

We hope you’re doing well, as can be, in this unprecedented time during the pandemic. I’ve been asked what can do to keep avoiding waste with the COVID-19 restrictions, which is an important question because avoiding waste and recycling right … Continue reading “Tips for maintaining a zero waste lifestyle during the pandemic”