Simple Living Toowoomba is aiming to present a War On Waste Workshop in August. The details will hopefully be confirmed this week but the aim is to have a chat about some of the ways we can live more sustainably including composting, worm farming, a demo on making beeswax wraps (a cling wrap alternative) and more.
I know the War On Waste series got people thinking about things like reusable coffee mugs and saying no to single use plastic bags. But there's more...what about alternatives to disposable nappies, baby wipes, paper towel, toilet paper, sanitary pads and tissues? You'd be surprised how much waste you can reduce and it's not as gross as you think. Most of the "innovations" I just mentioned haven't been around that long anyway...so what were people using for all those years? And why do we think we can't live without them?
Even clothing...just have a look into how many resources like water are wasted in the cotton/clothing industry! Trying to both be temperate with your wardrobe choices and then to find ways to repurpose unwanted clothing is really worthwhile to stop the excessive waste in the clothing department. We have lots of children who are outdoorsy and very hard on their clothes, so we get a lot of useful rags out of their old clothes. It's better than throwing the clothes away without further use!
More details will be posted about the workshop when they're confirmed, but keep posted!