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Sustainable Waste

The existence of waste is an indicator of inefficiency in the human economy. We extract from nature to create billions of tonnes of things which we use once, then bury or pump them out to sea - and pay money for each of these stages! As individuals we can learn to avoid, reduce, reuse and recycle, with the journey ending with zero waste... nature's finest.

Cultivate waste reduction habits

Cultivate waste reduction habits

The average Australian household wastes more than $1,000 every year purchasing items they never use. So use what you buy, buy less and save. more »

Get rid of your second-hand goods

Get rid of your second-hand goods

By passing your second-hand or unused goods on to someone who will use them, you are both reducing the environmental resources required to satisfy our consumption as well as h ... more »

No junk mail and spam

No junk mail and spam

Time and paper are precious resources. Junk mail, email spam and unsolicited phone calls waste both time and paper, so let's get rid of them! more »

Recycle building waste

Recycle building waste

Renovating or demolishing a house to build a new one generates up to 200 tonnes of 'waste', but around 80 per cent of this material could be re-used or recycled, saving vast q ... more »

Recycle organic waste

Recycle organic waste

Nutrient recycling is the foundation of life. Today's organic waste is tomorrow's lunch, so look after those worms and compost piles. more »

Recycle technical waste

Recycle technical waste

Replicating nature's nutrient cycle by creating closed loops for the recycling and reuse of those man-made (technical) elements of our consumption delivers efficiency, reduces ... more »