Upcoming Events

CURRENT WORKSHOP OFFERING BY DONUT WASTE

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DIY BODY SCRUB WORKSHOP

Duration: 1.5 hours
Usual price: $700
Summer special: $560

Participants will learn how to reuse coffee grounds to make their own divinely-smelling body scrubs. Perfect as a sustainable gift or treat for themselves.

This 1.5-hour hands-on workshop introduces the idea of homemade skincare products as a natural, environmental and cost-effective alternative to buying pre-packaged products.

This workshop includes an engaging presentation about the materials used, good practices, and where to locally and sustainably source products.

Participants take home one body scrub in their own jar.

The presentation includes an intro to another 4 products – spritzer, face mask, body cream, and deodorant.

Up to 25 participants.

homemade deodorant

DIY PLASTIC-FREE DEODORANT

Duration: 1.5 hours
Usual price: $700
Summer special: $560

Participants will learn how to make their own sustainable, plastic-free deodorant. Perfect for a Christmas or birthday gift.

Making your own deodorant saves money, is healthier for your body, reduces packaging and the best part – it actually works!

This 1.5-hour hands-on workshop introduces the idea of homemade skincare products as a natural, environmental and cost-effective alternative to buying pre-packaged products.

This includes a presentation about the materials used, good practices, and where to locally and sustainably source products.

Participants take home their own deodorant in a provided 30 ml tin.

Includes all materials and a handout with a recipe.

Up to 25 participants.

HOW TO RECYCLE LIKE A BOSS WORKSHOP

Duration: 1.5 hours
Usual price: $550

An interactive workshop where we not only talk rubbish but also physically sort out commonly used items.

We will cover what happens to each residential bin and where the rubbish goes. (Tailored to your local council area.)

This 1.5-hour session includes hands-on sorting of everyday waste items, packaging and the biggest contaminators like nappies and soft plastic.

We will cover product stewardship schemes such as CDS and NTCRS and other local options like TerraCycle and Donut Waste.

Our emphasis will be on Avoid, Reduce, Reuse and then knowing exactly how to Recycle as a last resource.

Up to 40 participants. 

composting caddy with food waste

ORGANIC WASTE: WHY AND HOW TO COMPOST IT

Duration: 1.5 hours
Usual price: $550

Australia possesses some of the most depleted soils globally, despite approximately 40% of the average household bin being comprised of organic (food) waste.

During this workshop, participants will gain insight into the significance of diverting organic waste from landfills.

Our aim is to provide practical guidance on setting up an alternative composting bin, even for those on a budget. Additionally, we will explore alternative solutions, such as worm farms and bokashi, catering to individuals who may lack a garden or dedicated space.

By the end of the workshop, attendees will be equipped with knowledge and options to effectively manage their organic waste, fostering a more sustainable approach to waste management in their households.

Up to 40 participants. 

WHAT IS A CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND WHY IT MATTERS

Duration: 1.5 hours
Usual price: $550
Summer special: $480

Participants will delve into the concept of a circular economy and its profound significance in today’s world.

Through engaging discussions and practical examples, we will explore how businesses across the globe are transitioning from a linear “take-make-dispose” model to a circular approach that prioritizes resource efficiency and waste reduction.

Drawing inspiration from successful circular businesses worldwide, we will showcase real-life case studies demonstrating the tangible benefits of adopting circular practices.

By the end of the workshop, participants will have a solid grasp of the fundamental principles of a circular economy and its potential to address pressing environmental challenges while fostering innovation and economic resilience.

CLIMATE CRISIS AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

Duration: 1.5 hours
Usual price: $550
Summer special: $480

Discover the urgent reality of the climate crisis and explore actionable steps you can take to make a difference in our workshop. Through insightful discussions and informative presentations, we will delve into the current state of the climate crisis, examining its causes, impacts, and the importance of collective action.

This workshop aims to empower participants by providing practical solutions and individual actions that can contribute to mitigating the climate crisis. From sustainable lifestyle choices to advocating for policy changes, we will explore a range of strategies that can be implemented at both personal and community levels.

By the end of the session, you will have a deeper understanding of the climate crisis and feel inspired to make meaningful changes in your daily life, fostering a more sustainable future for ourselves and generations to come. Join us in taking steps towards a resilient and climate-conscious society.

ABOUT FACILITATOR

Sharka Hornakova – workshop facilitator

Sharka presenting at waste event with a fun wheel

Actions trump ideas! 

I’m a passionate waste warrior and believe we all have a responsibility to reduce the environmental impact our behaviour has on this planet.

After working for several years for a local e-waste recycler and then as a waste education officer for a local council, I have started my own social enterprise to create a bigger impact.

OTHER ENGAGEMENTS

If you have any other workshop ideas I am more than happy to create a bespoke offering. I’m also available to man a stall at your event, hold a community talk and deliver webinars. Please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss any of the above. 

I look forward to working with you and your community! 

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