Have your say about how we manage waste in Yarra

Tuesday 10 May 2022

Australia’s waste system currently struggles to do much with our materials after they’re thrown away.

 However, at a local, state, federal and international level, we’re working to reduce waste at each step, from design and purchasing to use and disposal.

This creates a 'circular economy' which changes how we handle and value our raw materials resulting in less being sent to landfill.

Moving towards a circular economy will allow us to:

  • rethink how we design materials and products
  • reduce the waste we produce per household
  • reuse items wherever we can
  • recycle more products to create something new.

To support our transition to a circular economy, we’re developing Yarra’s Circular Economy Strategy 2022/30 and action plan that will guide our work for the next 8 years.

This strategy will change the way we look at waste in Yarra.

To develop the strategy and action plan, we want to understand the way our community reduce waste in their everyday lives and how we can support them to do this more.

Find out more and share your feedback here: Rethink, reduce, reuse and recycle. | Your Say Yarra

You can also provide us with your insights and ideas by attending one of our in-person pop-up sessions happening across Yarra.

We will be at:

  • Atherton Gardens on Friday 13 May from 2 to 4pm (Somali, Vietnamese and Chinese interpreters available)
  • Bargoonga Nganjin on Thursday 19 May from 2.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Gleadell Street Market on Saturday 28 May from 9am to 12 noon (Vietnamese and Chinese interpreters available).
  • Corner of Queens Parade and Michael Street, Clifton Hill on Saturday 4 June from 9.30am to 12.30pm

If you require an interpreter in your language, please reach out to us before the pop up date.


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