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Melbourne Farmers Markets – From No Plastic Bags To No Bins

Melbourne Farmers Markets (MFM) has gone a few steps beyond no plastic bags and no single-use coffee cups, implementing numerous zero waste initiatives with the aim of being completely waste free. The first time I visited one of its markets, … Continue reading “Melbourne Farmers Markets – From No Plastic Bags To No Bins”

Fair Food Forager – Making Sustainable and Waste Free Easy

Eating out and trying to find businesses that operate sustainably and support your mission to avoid plastic can be a mine field. A question I am often asked is “where can I shop or eat out if I want to … Continue reading “Fair Food Forager – Making Sustainable and Waste Free Easy”

Clothing Exchange – A thrifty way to update your wardrobe

These days the fashion industry is focused on a high turnover, which gives many clothes a short life span. We learned from the War on Waste, that three-quarters of clothing purchased is thrown out within a year, which equates to 6, … Continue reading “Clothing Exchange – A thrifty way to update your wardrobe”

Is this federal election the waste election?

Australia is facing a waste crisis that is adding to already pressing environmental challenges and climate change. Labor announced a $90 million dollar plan to tackle waste reinforcing waste management as a national issue. This is a welcome announcement given the … Continue reading “Is this federal election the waste election?”

How to make a Submission for the Inquiry Into Recycling and Waste Management

We are in the middle of a recycling and waste crisis. But the good news is that it’s being review and the Victorian State Government is conducting an inquiry into recycling and waste management. The public have been invited to … Continue reading “How to make a Submission for the Inquiry Into Recycling and Waste Management”

Zero Waste Champion – An interview with Sally Flannery

Sally Flannery ceramicist at her studio

Have you ever felt powerless with the thought it can cost more to be socially or environmentally responsible, especially at times where there is no logical reason why? I know I have and so have many others, especially when it … Continue reading “Zero Waste Champion – An interview with Sally Flannery”