The existence of waste is an indicator of inefficiency in the human economy. We extract from nature to create billions of tons of things which we use once, then bury or pump 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.
The average Australian household wastes over $1,000 dollars per year purchasing items they never use. So use what you buy, buy less and save...
By passing your second-hand or unused gear on to someone who'll use it, you are both reducing the environmental resources required to satisfy our consumption and helping others.
Time and paper are precious resources; junk mail, email spam and unsolicited phone calls waste both. Let's get rid of them!
Renovating or demolishing a house to build anew generates up to 200 tons of 'waste', but around 80 per cent of this material could be re-used or recycled, saving vast quantities of energy, water, resources and money.
Nutrient recycling is the foundation of life. Today's organic waste is tomorrow's lunch, so look after those worms and compost piles.
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 cost and resource use and protects the environment.