Zero Net Emissions by 2025

Mount Alexander Shire War on Waste

The Mount Alexander Sustainability Group declares a local ‘War on Waste.’

Join the MASG and local leaders of waste campaigns and initiatives on:

Thursday 29th June 2017

6pm – 8pm

Castlemaine Senior Citizen’s Centre

Mechanics Lane

Come and hear about all the ways you can support a zero waste target for the Mount Alexander Shire.


Cr Bronwen Machin – A Council Perspective

Chris Hooper – Repair Cafe

Bill Grant – organic waste recovery, bioenergy and soil restoration

Ginny Thomas – Boomerang Bags Castlemaine and Surrounds

Kate Orr/Mary Blain – MASG Waste to Energy, Wash Against Waste, Shire Recycling Program

Heather Barrett – The Hub Foundation, Plastic Bag Free Castlemaine

Nikki Valentini – The Local, Growing Abundance Project

Rachel McConville – Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group


Hearty Soup available for $10, with wine from our friends at Welshman’s Reef Winery.

To RSVP: or via

This is a free event. Donations are always welcome.


The ABC’s recent War Against Waste series created a renewed enthusiasm for waste reduction and recycling, and also an increased awareness of the reality of the waste associated with a modern lifestyle.

The Mount Alexander Sustainability Group and other local leaders of waste campaigns and initiatives are celebrating and harnessing this interest by bringing together a panel of local experts and campaign representatives at a social event.

The Mount Alexander Shire War on Waste is next in the quarterly Sustainability Drinks series hosted by the Mount Alexander Sustainability Group (MASG).

‘We host quarterly social events that are focused on a locally relevant topic, to bring people together in support of local initiatives. This event is an opportunity for local groups to gain further support for their projects,’ says Mary Blain, Chairperson, Mount Alexander Sustainability Group (MASG).

‘The event will also demonstrate that it takes an integrated effort to address waste issues, and MASG is working across community sectors to work towards a zero waste future as part of the Zero Net Emissions 2025 target.’ Explains Mary.

Kate Orr and Mary Blain from MASG will provide brief updates about MASG’s Waste to Energy, Wash Against Waste and Shire Recycling Program; Cr Bronwen Machin will offer a Council Perspective; Chris Hooper will talk about the surging success of the global Repair Café movement (Castlemaine Repair Café Last Sunday of the Month at the Ray Bradfield Room); Bill Grant will share his knowledge about organic waste recovery, bioenergy and soil restoration; Ginny Thomas will discuss the  Boomerang Bags Castlemaine and Surrounds Campaign and launch, Nikki Valentini – will discuss the zero food waste approach of the The Local, and the Growing Abundance Project, and Rachel McConville will offer a regional perspective.




For more info contact: or ph 5470 6978

Or head to the Facebook event here.




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