Reducing Waste to Landfill

These links can help you reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.

Circular Economy and Recycling Victoria: A New Economy

A circular economy is a relatively new concept for the world. A circular economy continually seeks to reduce the environmental impacts of production and consumption, while enabling economic growth through more productive use of natural resources.

It allows us to avoid waste with good design and effective recovery of materials that can be reused. The value people obtain from the resources used to create goods and services increases.

It transforms our linear economy mindset of take, use and throw away and fosters innovation and productivity that invigorates existing businesses and creates new ones, delivering more jobs, more growth and more social inclusion to the local, regional, state and global economies (Engage Victoria, 2022).

It is important for Council to work towards a more circular economy to reduce the environmental impacts of production and consumption and to enable economic growth through more productive use of natural resources. 

Responsible cafes

Australians love their coffee. Did you know that three billion takeaway cups and lids are wasted every year? Most are never recycled. As featured on the ABC's War on Waste, Responsible Cafes connects thoughtful cafes with conscious consumers through one simple idea.

Cafes can reduce or eliminate disposable coffee cups by offering a discount to customers with reusable takeaway cups. To find out more please visit their website

War on Waste

The ABC’s three-part series War on Waste follows Craig Reucassel as he sets off on a mission to see if we, as a nation, can reduce our waste. He explores the impact that coffee cups and fast fashion have on our environment.

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Boomerang Bags

Boomerang Bags works to reduce the use of plastic bags by engaging local communities in the making of Boomerang Bags. Community made using recycled materials; Boomerang Bags provide a free, fun, sustainable alternative to plastic bags.

By getting involved, you are participating in a national movement that celebrates a local grassroots initiative, community building and sustainability. So let’s join Apollo Bay, Birregurra and Forrest communities and start making Boomerang Bags.

To find out more please check out their website

Sustainability Victoria

Sustainability Victoria empowers Victorians to live sustainable by taking action on climate change, using our precious resources wisely and helping create a sustainable future for us all.

Sustainability starts at home with you and your family. The daily choices you make – both big and small – have a huge impact on the environment. To find out more please click website link below: