Waste Action Group
Our Vision: To Reduce Waste and Litter. We want a cleaner, less wasteful world.
Our Mantra: Refuse, Reduce, Re-educate, Reuse, Repair, Recycle, Rot (everything else to Landfill)
Our Values: We are creators rather than consumers who see waste as a resource and buy only what we need.
We are a passionate and active group who work in partnership with many other organisations across the Ranges to achieve our goals. Our long term goals include:
A Container Deposit Scheme in Victoria.
End single-use plastics at Macedon Ranges events by 2020.
Change attitudes by educating on waste streams, resource recovery and littering.
Build and improve community-based small actions to reduce waste and litter.
Increase the number of water fountains in public spaces and shopping centres by 2020.
End food waste in landfill: ALL food waste to go in kerbside collection from 2020.
Join the Waste Action Group (WAG) in reducing waste and litter in the Macedon Ranges.
There’s an app for that! New Waste and Recycling info app aims to make sorting the rubbish a whole lot simpler.
Waste Action Campaigns in 2019
There are plenty of changes presently taking place in the Macedon Ranges Sustainability Group. MRSG’s new leaders of Waste and Vegetarian action groups, and new vice-president and president.
Residents will soon be able to place fruit and vegetable waste into green garden bins following Council’s approval of an expansion of the garden waste service.
Bring out your dead! Batteries, that is.
Plastic Free July is a global yearly challenge where millions of people give up single-use plastic during the month of July. It aims to raise awareness of the amount of single-use disposable plastic items in our lives and challenges people to do something about it.
Earthships are unique dwellings constructed with significant reuse of materials.
Daryl Taylor is opening Kinship (the Kinglake Earthship) for tours on Saturdays in February. There will a comprehensive presentation on the site history and evolution and the application of Biotecture, Permaculture and Regenerative eco-design principles and practices followed by an extensive guided tour and an in-depth and highly practical 'how to .. ' Q & A.