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Bin-free high school: Melbourne Girls’ College’s National Parks Scheme (NPS)

Melbourne Girls’ College (MGC) has made some big headlines this year being the first secondary school in Australia to go bin-free, a massive statement that is part of their ‘National Parks Scheme’. We had a chat with Lucy Skelton, student … Continue reading “Bin-free high school: Melbourne Girls’ College’s National Parks Scheme (NPS)”

Hiruni from Northcote Bakeshop – Working With The Community and Customers To Create Change

We talk to Hiruni Peiris, the owner of Northcote Bakeshop, who has been working hard to reduce the bakery’s footprint and is trying to make it completely waste free, about making a business less wasteful, encouraging customers to be less wasteful, … Continue reading “Hiruni from Northcote Bakeshop – Working With The Community and Customers To Create Change”

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?”