Working towards less waste
Waste is increasing, despite the best recycling efforts. In a disposable society many products become obsolete not long after purchase, placing pressure on the planet's finite resources.
A community that is working towards less waste is one that avoids the generation of waste and where any discarded materials are designed as a resource for other processes, no materials are discharged to land, air or water.
Council is running and supporting many local projects that aim at achieving less waste by reusing, repairing and avoiding in the first place.
Community groups have been lobbying to ban single-use plastic bags for a long time and the Inner West Council is supporting the call for a ban in NSW.
Inner West Council's Secondhand Saturdays are the original local garage sale events in the Leichhardt area that have been giving pre-loved goods a second life for over 18 years. Check the dates and locations for this year.
The Bower Rehoming Service offers an easy way to keep your unwanted items out of landfill. They pick up your items if they are in good condition and can reuse or repair them
Council is supporting this initiative by The Bower. Join one of the events and learn to buy appliances that last and the skills to repair them.
Inner West Council is an official supporter of this national event. The perfect occasion to declutter, reuse and meet the neighbours.
Recycling your food waste is not only better for the environment but also saves you money. Council offers food waste recycling services and handy tips to reduce the amount of food going in to your rubbish bin.
Many businesses and community enterprises in the inner west are working towards lowering their impact on the environment. Check out the Leichhardt sustainable shopping guide to choose the greenest and most waste conscious businesses in the area.
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