Waste Awareness at Flinders

Waste Awareness Day

As Australians we generate over 50 billion tonnes of waste, of which only about 50% is recycled.

We also throw away 4,000,000 tonnes, or $8 billion, worth of edible food EACH YEAR!

This waste has huge environmental implications, using huge amounts of precious land, water and fertilizer, and, when left to rot in landfill, emits massive amounts of the greenhouse gas methane (25x more potent than the carbon dioxide emitted from your car exhaust).

Not only does this seriously jeopardise our attempts to address climate change, but it also raises real concerns about a global food crisis.




Come to the Flinders University Waste Awareness Day to find out what you can do to help reduce your impact as an individual, business owner, or in your local community!


10:00am – 2:30pm: Stalls (KESAB, Mitcham Council, AdelaideGreenClean, Suez and biomethane fuels)

11am – 12pm: Q & A Panel with FoodBank, OzHarvest and Jeffries

12pm: Documentary – ‘Just Eat It’

12pm: Free BBQ

1:00 – 1:30pm Demonstration bin audit by KESAB

1:30pm-2:30pm: Q & A Panel with Mark Parnell MLC, Mitcham Council, Suez and KESAB

2:30pm Mark Parnell MLC tells us what we need to know about the new recycling laws in SA

Fun games and activities throughout the day!


NOTE: This event is also open to the public, so you don’t just have to be a student at Flinders!

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