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Educating the community to become more empowered and motivated to minimize waste. Tag us in your recycling journey #esperancewasterevolution
Australia’s favourite celebration of secondhand, the Garage Sale Trail, returns to Esperance this
November. 

This year will see TWO big weekends of garage sales held simultaneously around the nation, with more bargains, and more planet-saving fun than ever before!

Pre-register now, link in bio 😄

 #esperanceswasterevolution  #savethedate  #garagesaletrail @shireofesperance

Australia’s favourite celebration of secondhand, the Garage Sale Trail, returns to Esperance this November. This year will see TWO big weekends of garage sales held simultaneously around the nation, with more bargains, and more planet-saving fun than ever before! Pre-register now, link in bio 😄 #esperanceswasterevolution #savethedate #garagesaletrail @shireofesperance

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26 days ago
“Check it before you chuck it” – Have you noticed the Australasian Recycling Label (ARL) on the back of common packaging items?

The ARL is a helpful way to determine if something can be recycled and how, or if something is a waste item. Some things require additional actions to ensure something can be recycled – soft plastics is a good example of this, as they need to be returned to store (This is at the front of Woolworths for us in Esperance).

So check it before you chuck it, when you are making bin-side decisions!

If you are curious about what info goes into the ARL, check out 
https://recyclingnearyou.com.au/arl/ 

 #EsperancesWasteRevolution  #planetark   #recycling  #recycleright 
@ShireofEsperance

“Check it before you chuck it” – Have you noticed the Australasian Recycling Label (ARL) on the back of common packaging items? The ARL is a helpful way to determine if something can be recycled and how, or if something is a waste item. Some things require additional actions to ensure something can be recycled – soft plastics is a good example of this, as they need to be returned to store (This is at the front of Woolworths for us in Esperance). So check it before you chuck it, when you are making bin-side decisions! If you are curious about what info goes into the ARL, check out https://recyclingnearyou.com.au/arl/ #esperanceswasterevolution #planetark #recycling #RecycleRight @ShireofEsperance

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a month ago
Happy National Science Week! 💡

The Esperance Seed Library was launched yesterday as part of the National Science Week. The Esperance Public Library is holding science workshops and events across the month of August, with a focus on sustainability and upcycling materials.

A seed library is an interactive way of growing your own veges, herbs, and other garden goodies, by ‘borrowing’ the seeds, growing them, and then harvesting the seeds, so that you can return them to the seed library for someone else to participate.

The seed library is a like a little seedling itself, with the ability to grow and inspire us to all to get in the garden to try growing our own herbs and veges, and hopefully local native species so that our gardens are ecologically beneficial. Growing your herbs and veges reduces the generation of food waste and food packaging waste. Go full cycle by composting your organic waste! 🌱

The seed library needs the community to grow! Here is how you can participate:

•	Borrow - Come down to the library and pick up some seeds
•	Donate - Drop off some seeds to the Seed Library at the Library
•	Grow - Grow your plants
•	Harvest your crop - Eat your crop, or enjoy the flowers! But first…
•	Harvest your seeds - Keep the seeds from your mature plants
•	Return - Bring your harvested seeds in to the library, so that others can enjoy participating!
•	Share - Share your knowledge of gardening with the community

Esperance’s Waste Revolution is joining in for many of the events, with our Waste Education Officer being available to answer any waste and recycling questions  towards the end of the event.

To keep up to date with the Science Week events held at the Library across the month of August, follow the Esperance Public Library on Facebook – Next week, Tues 24th, is microgardens, which we will be using upcycled materials to make. Bookings essential, please contact the lovely staff at the Library, 9083 1500.

 #EsperancesWasteRevolution  #NationalScienceWeek  #SeedLibrary  #Sustainability  #communitygardening 
@esperancepubliclibrary @shireofesperance

Happy National Science Week! 💡 The Esperance Seed Library was launched yesterday as part of the National Science Week. The Esperance Public Library is holding science workshops and events across the month of August, with a focus on sustainability and upcycling materials. A seed library is an interactive way of growing your own veges, herbs, and other garden goodies, by ‘borrowing’ the seeds, growing them, and then harvesting the seeds, so that you can return them to the seed library for someone else to participate. The seed library is a like a little seedling itself, with the ability to grow and inspire us to all to get in the garden to try growing our own herbs and veges, and hopefully local native species so that our gardens are ecologically beneficial. Growing your herbs and veges reduces the generation of food waste and food packaging waste. Go full cycle by composting your organic waste! 🌱 The seed library needs the community to grow! Here is how you can participate: • Borrow - Come down to the library and pick up some seeds • Donate - Drop off some seeds to the Seed Library at the Library • Grow - Grow your plants • Harvest your crop - Eat your crop, or enjoy the flowers! But first… • Harvest your seeds - Keep the seeds from your mature plants • Return - Bring your harvested seeds in to the library, so that others can enjoy participating! • Share - Share your knowledge of gardening with the community Esperance’s Waste Revolution is joining in for many of the events, with our Waste Education Officer being available to answer any waste and recycling questions towards the end of the event. To keep up to date with the Science Week events held at the Library across the month of August, follow the Esperance Public Library on Facebook – Next week, Tues 24th, is microgardens, which we will be using upcycled materials to make. Bookings essential, please contact the lovely staff at the Library, 9083 1500. #esperanceswasterevolution #nationalscienceweek #seedlibrary #sustainability #communitygardening @esperancepubliclibrary @shireofesperance

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a month ago
The most effective way to reduce waste to landfill, and to decrease energy consumption and pollution associated with waste, is to avoid generating it to begin with - Waste avoidance 👍

The 'Buyerarchy' helps us to rethink our consumption of materials, with 'Buy' being the very last option, once all of the other 'higher value' options have been considered.

So, ask yourself, do I need to buy new?
Can you use what you have already?
Can you borrow from a friend?
Can you swap for something else?
Can you buy second hand?
Can you make it?

There are a number of Esperance 'Buy, Sell & Trade' and 'Buy Nothing' Facebook pages, so check them out before you consider buying new 😄

Graphic by Sarah Lazarovic.

 #esperanceswasterevolution  #wasteavoidance  #buyerarchy  #wasteheirachy 
@shireofesperance

The most effective way to reduce waste to landfill, and to decrease energy consumption and pollution associated with waste, is to avoid generating it to begin with - Waste avoidance 👍 The 'Buyerarchy' helps us to rethink our consumption of materials, with 'Buy' being the very last option, once all of the other 'higher value' options have been considered. So, ask yourself, do I need to buy new? Can you use what you have already? Can you borrow from a friend? Can you swap for something else? Can you buy second hand? Can you make it? There are a number of Esperance 'Buy, Sell & Trade' and 'Buy Nothing' Facebook pages, so check them out before you consider buying new 😄 Graphic by Sarah Lazarovic. #esperanceswasterevolution #wasteavoidance #buyerarchy #wasteheirachy @shireofesperance

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a month ago
Did you know that silver can be recovered from X-rays and photographic film? Recovering these materials diverts this precious resource from landfill, and prevents it from entering the environment. The plastic component can also be recycled.

You can drop X-rays off for recycling at the Shire Administration office, next to the Engineering desk ♻️ 

This recycling collection is offered through Ecocycle, who we team up with for recycling other hazardous waste streams such as household batteries, and all types of lighting waste.

If you are a health provider that generates medical or dental waste, Ecocycle may be able to assist you in managing your waste streams that can't be disposed of in landfill, or recycled through normal recycling services.

See https://ecocycle.com.au/ for more information and services available, or contact us if you would like to know more.

 #esperanceswasterevolution  #recycling  #resourcerecovery 
@shireofesperance

Did you know that silver can be recovered from X-rays and photographic film? Recovering these materials diverts this precious resource from landfill, and prevents it from entering the environment. The plastic component can also be recycled. You can drop X-rays off for recycling at the Shire Administration office, next to the Engineering desk ♻️ This recycling collection is offered through Ecocycle, who we team up with for recycling other hazardous waste streams such as household batteries, and all types of lighting waste. If you are a health provider that generates medical or dental waste, Ecocycle may be able to assist you in managing your waste streams that can't be disposed of in landfill, or recycled through normal recycling services. See https://ecocycle.com.au/ for more information and services available, or contact us if you would like to know more. #esperanceswasterevolution #recycling #resourcerecovery @shireofesperance

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a month ago
Remember, items need to be placed loose in your recycling bin. Items such as this magazine package pose a challenge when it comes to sorting due to the individual materials not being separated. Without separation, there is a good chance that the entire package will go to landfill 😫

This magazine package contains:

▪ 1x glossy paper magazine
▪ 2x pieces of white paper
▪ 1x piece of clear LDPE ( #4) film 

The film can be also be taken to the REDcycle collection. Note that clear plastic film is the ONLY type of soft plastic currently accepted at Wylie Bay MRF – all other types of soft plastic, including coloured plastic film, is to be taken to the REDcycle bin at our local Woolworths.

But the best thing you can do is avoid generating this waste to begin with by cancelling your print subscriptions. Unnecessary printing is wasteful on multiple levels. 

We have ‘No Junk Mail’ stickers available from the Engineering desk in the Shire Administration building 👍

 #esperanceswasterevolution  #recycleright  #wasteavoidance  #wastesorted  #nojunkmail
@[17841404072557538:@shireofesperance]

Remember, items need to be placed loose in your recycling bin. Items such as this magazine package pose a challenge when it comes to sorting due to the individual materials not being separated. Without separation, there is a good chance that the entire package will go to landfill 😫 This magazine package contains: ▪ 1x glossy paper magazine ▪ 2x pieces of white paper ▪ 1x piece of clear LDPE ( #4) film The film can be also be taken to the REDcycle collection. Note that clear plastic film is the ONLY type of soft plastic currently accepted at Wylie Bay MRF – all other types of soft plastic, including coloured plastic film, is to be taken to the REDcycle bin at our local Woolworths. But the best thing you can do is avoid generating this waste to begin with by cancelling your print subscriptions. Unnecessary printing is wasteful on multiple levels. We have ‘No Junk Mail’ stickers available from the Engineering desk in the Shire Administration building 👍 #esperanceswasterevolution #RecycleRight #wasteavoidance #wastesorted #nojunkmail @[17841404072557538:@shireofesperance]

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a month ago
Last chance to be in to win this Plastic Free July prize pack - closes July 31st*! 

Just tell us how you choose to refuse single-use plastic - can be as simple as taking a keep cup, or using a bamboo toothbrush. You can enter by tagging us in your Plastic Free July post or story, or even just by commenting below or sending us a message about how you  #choosetorefusesingleuse - super easy 😄 

 #plasticfreejuly  #esperanceswasterevolution 
*Open to Esperance residents only - prize is pick up only

Last chance to be in to win this Plastic Free July prize pack - closes July 31st*! Just tell us how you choose to refuse single-use plastic - can be as simple as taking a keep cup, or using a bamboo toothbrush. You can enter by tagging us in your Plastic Free July post or story, or even just by commenting below or sending us a message about how you #choosetorefusesingleuse - super easy 😄 #plasticfreejuly #esperanceswasterevolution *Open to Esperance residents only - prize is pick up only

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a month ago
In the last week of Plastic Free July you may be thinking of how to apply Plastic Free July principles to your life beyond July. One type of plastic that may go unnoticed is the plastic content of your clothing 👕

In Australia, we each buy 27kg of textile per annum and send 85% of those textiles to landfill every year. Clothing can contain many different plastic fibre types, some of the most common being polyester, acrylic, and nylon. These types of textiles can take thousands of years to break down in landfill, and they generate microplastics that are becoming ubiquitous in our environment.

On the other hand, some natural fibres can also be problematic, such as cotton, which requires a lot of energy and water to grow, process, manufacture, transport, and launder. The good thing about natural fibres is that they break down, and can in fact be composted!

The dyes used in textiles are also another element of clothing waste that should be considered in waste avoidance, as some dyes can be damaging at all points in the product life cycle.

So not only do we need to consider our style, wallets, and convenience when clothes shopping, but we also need to consider the whole life of the garment, including environmental, economic, and social factors. Our current rate of textile consumption is simply unsustainable.

Conscious buying, use, and disposal can reduce pollution and energy consumption, protect ecosystems, minimise waste to landfill, recover resources, and support positive outcomes for communities around the world 🌱

...One week to go to be in the draw to win our Plastic Free July prize pack! All you have to do is tell us what you are choosing to refuse for Plastic Free July and tag us! It can be in a story or a post, or simply comment on this post 👍

There is still time to commit to choosing to refuse single-use! Head over to @plasticfreejuly  to find out how, or www.plasticfreejuly.org

 #PlasticFreeJuly  #saynotoplastic  #zerowaste  #esperanceswasterevolution 
 @shireofesperance

In the last week of Plastic Free July you may be thinking of how to apply Plastic Free July principles to your life beyond July. One type of plastic that may go unnoticed is the plastic content of your clothing 👕 In Australia, we each buy 27kg of textile per annum and send 85% of those textiles to landfill every year. Clothing can contain many different plastic fibre types, some of the most common being polyester, acrylic, and nylon. These types of textiles can take thousands of years to break down in landfill, and they generate microplastics that are becoming ubiquitous in our environment. On the other hand, some natural fibres can also be problematic, such as cotton, which requires a lot of energy and water to grow, process, manufacture, transport, and launder. The good thing about natural fibres is that they break down, and can in fact be composted! The dyes used in textiles are also another element of clothing waste that should be considered in waste avoidance, as some dyes can be damaging at all points in the product life cycle. So not only do we need to consider our style, wallets, and convenience when clothes shopping, but we also need to consider the whole life of the garment, including environmental, economic, and social factors. Our current rate of textile consumption is simply unsustainable. Conscious buying, use, and disposal can reduce pollution and energy consumption, protect ecosystems, minimise waste to landfill, recover resources, and support positive outcomes for communities around the world 🌱 ...One week to go to be in the draw to win our Plastic Free July prize pack! All you have to do is tell us what you are choosing to refuse for Plastic Free July and tag us! It can be in a story or a post, or simply comment on this post 👍 There is still time to commit to choosing to refuse single-use! Head over to @plasticfreejuly to find out how, or www.plasticfreejuly.org #plasticfreejuly #saynotoplastic #zerowaste #esperanceswasterevolution @shireofesperance

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2 months ago
Be in to win this plastic free kit! It will get you started on your plastic free journey, or it will complement what you already have.

It features key on-the-go items from the cute little eco store in the Museum Village, including a handmade ceramic mug by local pottery artist, Krystal Obschonka 😍

To be in to win, simply share how you are participating in Plastic Free July and tag us in your post/story, or send us a message! Open to our local followers on Facebook and Instagram. Closes July 31st. Esperance residents only - prize is pick up only.

There are two more weeks of July - it's not too late to join the challenge! Remember, Plastic Free July is about making small changes to our lives to reduce plastic waste. You may choose to refuse a single item, or opt to replace it with a reusable item. It's a great opportunity to come up with ways to benefit our planet, our communities, our health, and even our wallets! 👍

Follow @plasticfreejuly for great inspiration and motivation!

 #esperanceswasterevolution  #plasticfreejuly  #saynotoplastic  #refusesingleuse go
@shireofesperance

Be in to win this plastic free kit! It will get you started on your plastic free journey, or it will complement what you already have. It features key on-the-go items from the cute little eco store in the Museum Village, including a handmade ceramic mug by local pottery artist, Krystal Obschonka 😍 To be in to win, simply share how you are participating in Plastic Free July and tag us in your post/story, or send us a message! Open to our local followers on Facebook and Instagram. Closes July 31st. Esperance residents only - prize is pick up only. There are two more weeks of July - it's not too late to join the challenge! Remember, Plastic Free July is about making small changes to our lives to reduce plastic waste. You may choose to refuse a single item, or opt to replace it with a reusable item. It's a great opportunity to come up with ways to benefit our planet, our communities, our health, and even our wallets! 👍 Follow @plasticfreejuly for great inspiration and motivation! #esperanceswasterevolution #plasticfreejuly #saynotoplastic #RefuseSingleUse go @shireofesperance

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2 months ago
A little bit of effort will have you...

✅Recycling!
✅Composting!
✅Diverting 100% of your waste from landfill!!

If you had 'wishcycled' that greasy cheesy pizza box with a couple of crusts, you would have...

❌Contaminated the recycling stream
❌Sent precious resources to landfill
❌Compromised the sorting and recycling process, and contributed to unsanitary conditions

Cardboard, and other contaminated paper products, are a great addition for an effective warm farm or composting system, as they will help to achieve a good carbon to nitrogen ratio 🐛 So cut off that clean lid, pop it in your recycling, and compost the contaminated base 😁 

If you don't have a compost bin or worm farm, you could use that cardboard as a bin liner in your rubbish bin to save on a plastic bin bag. Or just throw it out in your general waste if you have no other options 😄

Did you know? That pizza grease can contaminate the whole recycling batch, so not only is your pizza box going to waste, the whole batch could as well. This is true of contamination of other paper streams too.

Remember, 'if in doubt, throw it out'! Wishcycling has the potential to compromise the recycling process. We are here to answer your recycling questions - leave a comment or send us a message!

 #esperanceswasterevolution  #zerowaste  #recycle  #nowishcyclingplease 
@shireofesperance

A little bit of effort will have you... ✅Recycling! ✅Composting! ✅Diverting 100% of your waste from landfill!! If you had 'wishcycled' that greasy cheesy pizza box with a couple of crusts, you would have... ❌Contaminated the recycling stream ❌Sent precious resources to landfill ❌Compromised the sorting and recycling process, and contributed to unsanitary conditions Cardboard, and other contaminated paper products, are a great addition for an effective warm farm or composting system, as they will help to achieve a good carbon to nitrogen ratio 🐛 So cut off that clean lid, pop it in your recycling, and compost the contaminated base 😁 If you don't have a compost bin or worm farm, you could use that cardboard as a bin liner in your rubbish bin to save on a plastic bin bag. Or just throw it out in your general waste if you have no other options 😄 Did you know? That pizza grease can contaminate the whole recycling batch, so not only is your pizza box going to waste, the whole batch could as well. This is true of contamination of other paper streams too. Remember, 'if in doubt, throw it out'! Wishcycling has the potential to compromise the recycling process. We are here to answer your recycling questions - leave a comment or send us a message! #esperanceswasterevolution #zerowaste #recycle #nowishcyclingplease @shireofesperance

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2 months ago
Choose to refuse plastic in your bathroom for Plastic Free July! Swipe across to see a pretty comprehensive list on plastic free bathroom alternatives!

You can quite often make these products yourself, plus cleaning products too! Ingredients can be found in the supermarket, but less commonly found ingredients may be found at your local grocer, health food store, eco store etc. We know that the eco store in the Museum Village has a make-your-own counter with a range of ingredients. 
Also check out your local markets – there are some fantastic eco-conscious artisans in our creative community! Supporting local reduces transportation, excess packaging, can support fairer trade and sustainability, and will work to our specific environment. If you are a purveyor of fine ecofriendly goods with some great local recommendations, let everyone know in the comments.

Let us know how you are going plastic free this July - We have a plastic free prize pack to be won – to enter is simple, just share how you are going plastic free and be in to win! This features a bunch of awesome products that will get you going on your plastic free journey 🌱

Join the challenge @plasticfreejuly 
 #EsperancesWasteRevolution  #zerowaste  #saynotoplastic  # #plasticfree  #plasticfreejuly @shireofesperance

Choose to refuse plastic in your bathroom for Plastic Free July! Swipe across to see a pretty comprehensive list on plastic free bathroom alternatives! You can quite often make these products yourself, plus cleaning products too! Ingredients can be found in the supermarket, but less commonly found ingredients may be found at your local grocer, health food store, eco store etc. We know that the eco store in the Museum Village has a make-your-own counter with a range of ingredients. Also check out your local markets – there are some fantastic eco-conscious artisans in our creative community! Supporting local reduces transportation, excess packaging, can support fairer trade and sustainability, and will work to our specific environment. If you are a purveyor of fine ecofriendly goods with some great local recommendations, let everyone know in the comments. Let us know how you are going plastic free this July - We have a plastic free prize pack to be won – to enter is simple, just share how you are going plastic free and be in to win! This features a bunch of awesome products that will get you going on your plastic free journey 🌱 Join the challenge @plasticfreejuly #esperanceswasterevolution #zerowaste #saynotoplastic # #plasticfree #plasticfreejuly @shireofesperance

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2 months ago
Single-use drink bottles – this is an easy one! Instead of purchasing water in single use bottles, take a reusable drink bottle, particularly those made of non-plastic materials.

Not only are you saving money, but you are avoiding generating another piece of plastic. Who hasn’t seen water bottles washed up on our beaches, blown in to parks and littering our roads, or placed in to a general waste bin, destined for landfill to exist for many lifetimes? You also avoid the substantial consumption of energy required to collect, treat, bottle, package, and transport that purchased water. 

Don’t like the taste of tap water? Get a filter! Although water filters typically consist of a small amount of plastic, some water filter brands, such as Brita, offer a free recycling program. 

Drinking a beverage than isn't water? You can still choose to refuse by making your drink at home. Keep it cool by using an insulated bottle.

Remember to provide reusable cups in the workplace in case staff forget their bottles. And providing a filtered water cooler will encourage your staff to keep hydrated, and keep them from buying bottled water.

Share your tips on avoiding beverage plastic waste by tagging us or using the  #esperanceswasterevolution hashtag!
@shireofesperance 
 #PlasticFreeJuly  #refusesingleuse  #saynotoplastic

Single-use drink bottles – this is an easy one! Instead of purchasing water in single use bottles, take a reusable drink bottle, particularly those made of non-plastic materials. Not only are you saving money, but you are avoiding generating another piece of plastic. Who hasn’t seen water bottles washed up on our beaches, blown in to parks and littering our roads, or placed in to a general waste bin, destined for landfill to exist for many lifetimes? You also avoid the substantial consumption of energy required to collect, treat, bottle, package, and transport that purchased water. Don’t like the taste of tap water? Get a filter! Although water filters typically consist of a small amount of plastic, some water filter brands, such as Brita, offer a free recycling program. Drinking a beverage than isn't water? You can still choose to refuse by making your drink at home. Keep it cool by using an insulated bottle. Remember to provide reusable cups in the workplace in case staff forget their bottles. And providing a filtered water cooler will encourage your staff to keep hydrated, and keep them from buying bottled water. Share your tips on avoiding beverage plastic waste by tagging us or using the #esperanceswasterevolution hashtag! @shireofesperance #plasticfreejuly #RefuseSingleUse #saynotoplastic

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2 months ago