• Sonya Todd-Jones | Dip Health Sciences (Pathology)


It is estimated that the average Australian produces 1.5 tonnes of waste in a year with much of this household waste avoidable – like plastic packaging and food waste. Waste that is not recycled or reused ends up in landfill. Landfills produce methane gas caused by decomposing organic waste which contributes to global warming. Any potentially hazardous material dumped in landfill can also leach through into the surrounding soil and nearby surface and ground water.

And if this waste isn’t dumped in a bin but left lying around, it has the potential to enter our waterways. It has been predicted that by 2050 there will be more tonnes of plastic in the ocean than tonnes of fish! But reducing plastic is only just the start. It’s time to go Zero Waste! So what IS Zero Waste?

It’s where we reduce what we need, reuse as much as we can, send what you can to be recyc