Learn More and Reduce Your Waste

To help you get started on your journey to reduce waste we've compiled a bunch of interesting resources including links to your local councils recycling guides, classes to teach you about waste, composting and worm farms, videos to watch about the plastic life cycle and much more!


Educate Yourself

Links

Matterhackers - Learn about 3D printing with PET
Thingyverse, Pinshape, MyMiniFactory - Find designs to use in 3D printers
Zero Waste and Plastic Free Living Perth FB - A Facebook community of likeminded people sharing tips and tricks!
WMRC Waste Education Website - Fact sheets, events and more.
Waste Authority - Government body.
Recycle Right - A to Z of recycling for your area. 
Freecycle - Don't buy it new, get it free!
Treading My Own Path - A blog about living a sustainable zero waste and plastic free life based in Perth.                                                         Clean up Your Act with Recycling - A page with more useful links on how to reduce, reuse and recycle!

Places to Visit or Shop

Remida (West Perth) - Creative reuse of materials.
Environment House (Bayswater) - Run workshops and sell products that help with sustainable living.
Wasteless Pantry (Mundaring) - Buy bulk foods free from plastic packaging.
Angry Almond (Nedlands and Subiaco) - Bulk foods.
Kakulas (Fremantle, Nollamara and Northbridge) - Bulk foods.
EarthWise (Subiaco) - Community Garden and Opshop.
St Luke's Community Garden (Mosman Park).
Mayo Community Garden (Swanbourne).
FERN (Fremantle) - Community garden and delicious vegan dinners by donation every Monday night.
Perth City Farm (Perth).

Your Regional Council

Each council belongs to a larger regional local government which provides the waste management service. Find out which regional council you belong to as each of them may have slightly different recycling rules, and your rubbish bins are taken to different places.

Western Metropolitan Regional Council (WMRC) - wmrc.wa.gov.au

  • Town of Claremont
  • Town of Cottesloe
  • Town of Mosman Park
  • Shire of Peppermint Grove
  • City of Subiaco

Mindarie Regional Council (MRC) - mrc.wa.gov.au

  • Town of Cambridge
  • City of Joondalup
  • City of Perth
  • Town of Victoria Park
  • City of Stirling
  • City of Vincent
  • City of Wanneroo

Eastern Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) - emrc.wa.gov.au

  • Town of Bassendean
  • City of Bayswater
  • City of Belmont
  • Shire of Kalamunda
  • Shire of Mundaring
  • City of Swan

Rivers Regional Council (RRC) - rrc.wa.gov.au

  • City of Armadale
  • City of Gosnells
  • Shire of Serpentine/Jarrahdale
  • City of Mandurah
  • Shire of Murray
  • City of South Perth
  • Shire of Waroona

Southern Metropolitan Regional Council (SMRC) - smrc.wa.gov.au

  • City of Cockburn
  • Town of East Fremantle
  • City of Fremantle
  • Town of Kwinana
  • City of Melville
 

Videos

War on Waste

War on Waste is a fantastic series that focuses on Australia's waste and shows how simple changes to your lifestyle can make a huge impact on how much waste ends up in your bin. Episode 2 focuses on plastics. Watch it now on ABC iView.

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