Easy Peasy Recycling with Consuelo (Online)

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Putting the bins out can feel like a boring life chore. But Consuelo is committed to making waste reduction and smart recycling an activity to make you smile.  

Do you feel overwhelmed by the amount of waste your household is producing? Recyclables alone can fill a wheelie bin each week. Are
you looking to be more environmentally friendly with minimal effort? Or are you
new in town and you’re feeling a bit confused about the recycling system?

Come and learn how to recycle accurately and efficiently AND reduce your waste in this fun workshop.
Join Consuelo and explore the different recycling alternatives and maybe, even learn
how to make money just by recycling a few cans!

What will we cover?

This workshop will focus on:

  • Different types of garbage bins in Melbourne, VIC. What can actually go into the yellow bin. What must go into the red bin. And the new purple bins being rolled out for glass!

  • Learning to identify recyclable and non-recyclable plastics by sight and touch.

  • Learning how to make money recycling!

  • What you can do with soft plastics, batteries, electronics, and other bigger items that can’t be recycled.


  • Wheelchair Accessible Venue
  • Discounted Early Bird Tickets
  • Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees
  • Auslan Interpreted Upon Request 

Who will be teaching?

Consuelo (She/her) is a marine biologist with a PhD in
environmental sciences from the University of
Queensland. Her specialty is water quality and waste
management and since the completion of her PhD, she
has been focused on engaging with the community and
raising awareness about environmental issues.

When she moved to Australia, she was excited to live in a country with a recycling program. However, she soon realized that many people were unclear about how the recycling system in Brisbane works. For this reason, she decided to take action and
develop a fun workshop that could help others understand the world of waste.

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