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Off-Grid Living Festival

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Off-Grid Living Festival

Join us on 6 & 7th April 2024 in Chiltern Victoria for the Off-Grid Living Festival. Australia’s biggest sustainability event!!!
This is a weekend to celebrate & investigate off-grid living, sustainability and self-sufficiency with thousands of people from all around the country, all coming together in North-East Victoria.
This is a unique event where education meets entertainment and sustainable solutions are delivered in a fun way. With people from all over Australia coming together to explore important topics in an immersive environment.
Held on a 100-acre just outside the historic town of Chiltern Victoria, the festival hosts over 250 unique exhibits, 60 workshops, 7 talks tents with free presentations all weekend, family friendly activities and amazing food and music.
An eco-friendly event in North-East Victoria creating a positive impact and making sustainability fun.

Learn more and book: www.offgridevent.com.au

Information about Rethink Recycling

Rethink Recycling Co-op (RRC) stands at the forefront of a greener future, driven by our passion for sustainability and social responsibility. Together, we endeavour to reshape perceptions about recycling. Making a positive impact on the planet, and nurturing the prosperity of every member of our diverse community. We’re a not-for-profit driving the development of waste plastic remanufacturing and inspiring change through community education.

The education program guides students through the basics of plastic types, uses and life cycles are covered, the waste crisis associated with single-use plastics and how we can solve the associated problems this brings. Participants will learn the story of plastic, the journey of a lid, and be introduced to sustainability and circular economy principles.

Education sessions will also cover the various recycling processes, micro-machines involved and will conclude with a hands-on experience. Through this experience, students get to follow a lid from collection, washing, sorting, shredding and remanufacturing into a new finished functional product.

Come and visit us at the Sustainability & Community area to see the machines in action.

Date

6 – 7 April 2024

Time

9am – 5pm

Location

Chiltern, Victoria

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Clean Up Australia Day 2024

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Lids sorting

Join our Clean Up Australia Day 2024 event this February as we combine our Clean Up activities with our monthly Community Day. Not only a chance to sort some plastic lids and have some fun with our injection machine. You have the chance to make a positive impact on the environment by helping us clean up cloase to home, you’ll also have a great time connecting with like-minded individuals who share your passion for sustainability.

We’ll kick off the day by participating in Clean Up Australia Day activities, then dive into the exciting world of lids. As we come together to tackle this important task, you’ll be amazed at the collective power we have to make a difference.

After a productive morning, we’ll take a well-deserved break and indulge in a delicious BBQ lunch. This will be the perfect opportunity to relax, socialise, and exchange inspiring stories with fellow participants.

During our last Community Day, we achieved remarkable results, sorting over 100kg of plastic lids with the unwavering support of our dedicated volunteers and the innovative Rethink Recycling Team. Together, we are proving that every small action counts and that we can create a sustainable future for generations to come.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to be a part of something truly meaningful. Mark your calendars for our Community Day this February, and let’s sort lids, make a positive impact, and have a memorable time together.

Date

17 February 2024

Time

10am to 2pm

Location

RRC Maker Space

Datta Vic Conference

DATTA Vic Conference – Tomorrow’s Innovators

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DATTA Victoria Conference

Join us at the DATTA Victoria Conference 2023 – Tomorrow’s Innovators, where Rethink Recycling will be showcasing our hand-operated machines at the captivating trade exhibition. Come and experience the future of recycling firsthand!

TOMORROW’S INNOVATORS will celebrate the potential of young people to become problem-solvers, innovators and actors for development. And explore how Design & Technologies education can equip them with the skills and confidence to excel in the future.

For move information on the event, visit the DATTA Victoria Conference website here.

Information about Rethink Recycling’s exhibition

Rethink Recycling Co-op (RRC) stands at the forefront of a greener future, driven by their passion for sustainability and social responsibility. Together, they endeavour to reshape perceptions about recycling. Making a positive impact on the planet, and nurturing the prosperity of every member of their diverse community. They’re a not-for-profit driving the development of waste plastic remanufacturing and inspiring change through community education.

The education program guides students through the basics of plastic types, uses and life cycles are covered, the waste crisis associated with single-use plastics and how we can solve the associated problems this brings. Participants will learn the story of plastic, the journey of a lid, and be introduced to sustainability and circular economy principles.

Education sessions will also cover the various recycling processes, micro-machines involved and will conclude with a hands-on experience. Through this experience, students get to follow a lid from collection, washing, sorting, shredding and remanufacturing into a new finished functional product.

Come and visit RRC at their stand to see the machines in action.

Date

01 December 2023

Time

8am – 1pm

Location

Northern College of the Arts & Technology (NCAT)

Lid Recycling in Aged Care Community education

Lid Recycling in Aged Care

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Join our recycling community.

A groundbreaking plastic lid recycling initiative in aged care residence in Melbourne is not only contributing to the betterment of the planet but also enhancing the wellbeing of its elderly residents.

Rethink Recycling has been including forgotten populations of aged care residents into our community since February 2021. Through our lid Sorting Centres, they’re able to participate in tasks that align to their ability level, setting them up for success. They feel as if they are connected once again, have purpose and a sense of fulfillment. The results seen with the sorting has been enheartening, especially when it has involved residents who don’t typically participate in activities, those residents living in autism and memory support units.

Introduced by VMCH physiotherapist, Caitlyn Socwell, “Residents say it makes them feel good knowing they are giving back to a greater cause, leaving them with a renewed sense of purpose and fulfilment. Plastic lids sorting also encourages residents with advanced dementia, who may not otherwise participate in activities, to become involved.”

Caitlyn’s work has been documented by articles in Third Sector and The Senior.

Have a look at our Lid Collection program for more details.