Event Partner of the National Sustainable Living Festival 2024.
When: Sunday, 25 February 1-3pm AEDT
What you will need:
- A 600ml plastic bottle,
- About 30 items that used to be taken by Red Cycle, including a mix of clean and dry soft plastics such as chip packets, cheese wrapping, coffee packs, and a few thin bags,
- A wooden spoon with a long round handle for stuffing the bottles.
This is a beginner-friendly workshop, suitable for anyone interested in learning more about sustainable living and reducing waste in their daily lives.
Kanchana’s approach is informed by the 10Rs of sustainable living – Reject, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Replace, Recycle, Rethink, Remember, Repeat. This approach has allowed her to live a zero-waste lifestyle for the last 23 years in her home and business in Sri Lanka and New Delhi, India. Kanchana will share some easy, low-cost ways that participants can elevate their sustainability journeys.
In the second part of the workshop, Kanchana will take participants through a hands-on workshop on making eco-bricks. Eco-bricks are the only way to recycle soft plastics in Australia and take them out of circulation. The participants will learn how to convert their non-biodegradables into sustainable building blocks by compacting plastic bottles with their non-biodegradable waste.
The workshop is free; however, we encourage participants to donate if they learned something. All donations go towards supporting youth-led climate projects in the Asia-Pacific, at the forefront of climate change. Please consider donating here.