Conscious Consumerism & Sustainable Living Workshop

Event Partner of the National Sustainable Living Festival 2024.

When: Sunday, 25 February 1-3pm AEDT

Register here.

What you will need:

  1. A 600ml plastic bottle,
  2. 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,
  3. 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 РReject, 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.

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