WORKING ON WASTE
Together with local community groups including Uralla Co-op, CWA, Uralla Neighbourhood Centre and Uralla Men’s Shed, ZNET Uralla is organising a program of events designed to support our community members to work together on creatively minimising the waste we send to landfill.
A big thank you to the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal’s Stronger Rural Communities program and donor Peppers Australia for funding these skill-building workshops and events.
Read more about the launch of Working on Waste (WoW) here and view the upcoming events below.
All events are NO COST for local residents.
4 June 2022: Curtain Making 12pm – 4pm
Measure up your window, and bring along fabric if you have some you’d like to use – ZNET will provide the backing or can help source fabric for you to upcycle into a finished project that will help keep your home cosy, your power bills down and reduce your carbon emissions.
11 June 2022: Sewing for Beginners 12pm – 4pm
Getting those basics under your belt is the first step to mending, altering and upcycling items of clothing. On average, each Australian purchases 27kg of clothing each year, and discards 23kg.
14 June: Short film, supper & discussion: Regenerating Australia 6pm McCrossins Mill
Regenerating Australia is a 17-minute short film that explores regeneration – putting life at the centre of every action and decision – and bringing vitality and renewed growth to our communities and ecosystems.
Be inspired by the film and build on the ideas in discussion with others in your community. No RSVP is necessary for this event, please come along!
25 June: Mending made Easy 12pm – 4pm
Bring along a favourite item and learn how to repair it to get it back into circulation.
- coordinator(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)zneturalla.org.au
- 0420 514 653
How can we be more proactive in managing our waste?
PRE-CYCLE Pre-cycling simply means we give consideration to the use and disposal of all components of an item you before you purchase it, including the packaging. It means buying products that use less of the earth’s resources, create less solid waste, and conserve valuable landfill space. In other words, Think Before You Buy.
REFUSE First question to ask is ‘Do I need it?’ Is this item going to be something I want on a whim and are then likely to toss away? Do I need this plastic bag to take it home in? Hopefully you have brought your own.
REDUCE How many knives forks, spoons & cooking gadgets are in your cutlery drawer? How many pairs of socks do you have? Most of us have more than we need of most things, so before we buy more, let’s use what we have.
REUSE We are awash in the massive problem of plastics, but rather than eat your take-away dinner then toss the container, wash it, use it again and again and again so at least it is not a single use plastic. Still feel the need for plastic bags? So many things come in plastic bags, like bread. Wash, dry and reuse, you’ve got it, again and again and again!
RECYCLE Need a new look? Check out your wardrobe and see what you can UPCYCLE for a fresh new look or have a fun clothes swap with your friends. Used glass jars and bottles are great containers for your pantry or as containers for yummy gifts for friends. Before you throw something away, look and see how you can repurpose it to creatively turn it into something useful. It’s very satisfying!
REBUY Emporiums full of refurbished goods, furniture, recycled plastic garden furniture, whatever you can imagine, are starting to pop up.