Waste to Art

Blue Mountains City Council has run the Community Waste 2 Art (W2A) Project for over 10 years.

W2A is a waste avoidance initiative originally developed to challenge individual perceptions of waste and increase knowledge in this area.

As part of this year’s Waste 2 Art project we asked our Facebook friends and people who visited the #TetraTownTipi at the Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub, to tell us in what ways they could avoid using a tetra pak for a chance to win an iPad or a $100 gift voucher.

Our iPad winner was Gemma Wisman Santamaria, 5.

Congratulations also to the winners of the $100 gift vouchers – Michelle Genders, Jill Webster, Nick Schapowal and Heather Cox.

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who placed an entry into the competition and interacted with our facebook posts! We look forward to Waste to Art 2019!

Waste to Art is an initiative of NetWaste, a voluntary local government waste network with 28 member councils across regional NSW.

Love Food Hate Waste

In 2017 we ran a number of free Love Food Hate Waste workshops throughout the mountains.

These workshops provided guidance on meal planning, using leftovers, storing food correctly as well as demystifying composting.

At the time EPA data showed us that on average $1000 is being lost on food waste by every household every year. New figures recently released now estimate this to be closer $4000 each year which is a staggering amount. Visit lovefoodhatewaste.nsw.gov.au an EPA run resource for tips, ideas and downloads on reducing food waste and saving money in your home.

Stay tuned for details of new workshop dates, here and on our Facebook page.

 

Markets

We enjoyed having so many visitors at our stalls at Springwood Growers Market and Glenbrook Fine Foods Market last year. It was great to hear how passionate so many residents are about reducing household waste to landfill.

If you missed out, we will be running more waste information stalls at local markets in the future. So if you have questions on recycling, are keen to know how to compost, or just want some tips on reducing waste…come and say hi. There’ll be some great environmentally conscious giveaways too!