Zero Waste Festival



Zero Waste Festival 2021

This year’s Zero Waste festival’s aim is to reconnect community and provide festival goers with inspiration to rethink waste. The festival will be a jam-packed, speed-date style event, where you can learn, connect and have some fun with your sustainability journey.

We were put on hold in June, due to the lockdown, but we are thrilled to be holding this event in August. We feel the timing is right, as we bounce back from the pandemic and take on the war against waste. 

There will be

  • insightful panel discussions
  • repair cafe 
  • sewers mend-a-thon
  • the art of 2nd hand fashion
  • zero waste food
  • zero waste information stalls
  • reuse, repair, repurpose activations 
  • Bicycle repair / maintenance
  • an opportunity to have your difficult waste and recycling questions answered
  • And more community focused zero waste activations


For sponsorship, volunteer or media inquiries please email

The program and tickets will be released soon…

🪡🧵 Mend-A-Thon – Menders Wanted  🪡🧵

Mend a Thon

This year we will be holding a ‘Mend-a-Thon’ as part of the Zero Waste Festival. The aim is to have menders active all day to ‘normalise’ the act of mending.

Menders would bring items to mend and be willing to discuss mending with attendees and, if they bring items, to help show how to mend them. We will be showing people how easy mending is to do themselves rather than just doing it for them. If you would like to take part as a mender please email Tamara of Karhina Textiles – with the times you are available. All assistance welcome. 🪡🧵

Local Business supporting Zero Waste

Walk Don’t Run – 17 Morey St, Armadale 

BYO reusable coffee cup for a 50 cent discount and dine in (or BYO container) to enjoy delicious food made with love from organic produce. 


Tonic and Grace – 63 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern are a cafe that is local to the Festival venue. They bring you a healthy and sustainable spin on your breakfast and lunch favourites.

A bonus is they offer 10% discount on keep cups and BYO containers.


The Zero Waste Festival 2021 is being held in partnership with Stonnington Council and is also supported by the Stonnington Community Grants Program



You can view our past festivals
Zero Waste Festival 2018
Zero Waste Festival 2019
Zero Waste Festival 2020 – online