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Zero Waste Festival

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Saturday 2 September 2023
10am - 7pm


The Edge


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Reset or level-up your Zero-waste journey with a jam-packed day of inspiration. 

Reset your thinking, refresh your knowledge, and reinvigorate your zero-waste journey at the annual Zero Waste Festival.

The program features a line-up of waste and sustainability innovators in a series of live panel discussions, talks, clothes swap, film screening and activities, exploring a wide range of topics, ideas, and solutions for waste reduction.

At this free, family-friendly event, you will find zero-waste info displays, vibrant markets, delicious and sustainable food trucks and much more.

There will also be kids’ activities for lovers of zero waste crafts, reading or footy. Ignite their curiosity with a range of creative and engaging activities.

Remember to bring your broken items to the Repair Cafe, where skilled individuals will be on hand to fix them. Additionally, you can bring your clothes in need of mending and join the Mending Circle to learn the art of mending – “Stitch it, Don’t Ditch it.”

You’ll have the opportunity to gain valuable tips and tricks for a more waste-free life that benefits the planet and our future.

The Zero Waste Festival 2023 is brought to you by Zero Waste Victoria and event partner Fed Square.

Image credit: Julian Meehan


Please note: The Edge panel discussions will have an Auslan Interpreter present on stage from 10am – 4pm




Low Waste Event

Thanks to the closed loop system from Green My Plate, we are proud to say the upcoming Zero Waste Festival will be a low waste event. All food vendors will be serving up their delicious food on the reusable Green My Plate plates and bowls which you then simply place into the pink bins within the venue. The team from Green My Plate will be continuously collecting the reusable plates and co to then wash and recirculate, leaving a cleaner footprint, and diverting single-use food packaging from landfill.

The process is simple. Simply head to your choice of food vendor, order up, then place your reusable plate in the pink bin.

The plates will be reused over and over at events across Victoria. We encourage and thank everyone for doing their part and assisting us with making dishes, not waste.