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Halve Your Household Waste

  • Canberra Environment Centre Cnr Lennox Crossing and Lawson Crescent Acton ACT 2601 (map)

"One week = one shopping bag full of rubbish.  There are two adults and three children in the house.  Our challenge has been set.  Impossible!  I hear you say.  Well here's how we did it".  

That's Mia Swainson, environmental engineer and lifestyle writer for HerCanberra.  Mia set her young and busy family a challenge to significantly reduce the amount of waste they send to landfill each week, and succeeded!  Join Mia in this free workshop and go home with simple and practical tips for reducing, reusing and recycling with your family.  Mia will walk you through the basics of waste separation, worm farming, keeping chickens and more.

Optional Activity: Household waste audit of current situation

The first step to halving your household waste is to understand  the waste that you’re currently producing.  So that you can get the most out of the workshop, please take a look at your green household waste bin in the week leading up to the workshop, before you put it out for collection, and estimate the percentage make-up in your waste stream.  Bring along your response to the workshop and we’ll discuss them on the day.

In the last week, please estimate the contents of your green household waste bin.

Give each item a % value, with the total adding up to 100%

Food waste  _____

Garden waste ____

Building waste ____

Textiles/ Shoes ____

Soft plastic ____

Recyclable items ____

Other ____

$10 

Refund Policy: Please kindly note that tickets are non-refundable and cannot be transferred to other workshops, however you are welcome to pass your ticket on to another person.

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