The world has gone mad with consumption and the future looks grim!
The amount of plastic and waste flowing into our waterways and oceans is horrible and disheartening but does that mean we just give up?
Of course not! At Waste-less World, we are committed to tackling these problems, even if the odds seem stacked up against us, which they are, so we appreciate the support of anyone brave, bold, and wise enough to give.
We won't claim that we aim to save the planet, let's be honest, it isn't the planet that needs saving, it's us. The planet will continue on living well after we have drowned ourselves in our own waste.
Here at Waste-less World, we have an amazing strategy to not only help clean up the massive plastic pollution problem but educate, inspire, and empower individuals, and communities to become more sustainable in every way.
The way we are currently consuming dramatically needs to change now and not later.
We also believe that the biggest threat to our future is the belief that somebody else will fix it.
Our aim is to inspire an international community of waste-less warriors to help fight for a happier and more sustainable future for us all, mother earth and generations to come.
We believe that if we have the ability to create a problem, we also have the ability to solve it.
Plastic, as much of a problem as it has become, truly is an amazingly useful product, however in many parts of the world, especially remote and or impoverished areas, access to plastic is easy, yet there are rarely systems set up to recycle it.
With poor waste management, this plastic often ends up littering the streets, rivers, and oceans.
Plastic takes thousands of years to break down or in many cases becomes small enough (microplastics) to not only litter the environment but kill animals and contaminate our food chain.
WHAT'S OUR SOLUTION?
If you haven't watched the video on our home page then do it now.
The idea is to convert 40ft shipping containers into small scale recycling plants (See video at the bottom of the page) that can easily be transported to remote areas, or communities in need.
We will then run community events, such as environmental cleanup days, raising awareness and funds to build another container, enabling us to leave that container in the community for them to continue using and then repeating this process over and over again.
Essentially creating a never-ending production line of small scale community-run recycling businesses.
Whilst investigating ways to recycle plastic, we came across an amazing open-source project in the Nederlands called "Precious Plastic", teaching people how to build small scale, affordable recycling machines, out of easily accessible materials.
Using the blueprints that we have for the machinery, our mission is to facilitate the construction and implementation of as many mini recycling stations as we can around the world, and then teach the local community how to run and benefit from them, benefits such as,
Right now we are aiming to raise $9,000 (AUS) to get the first shipping container set up in Taganga, a small town on the Caribbean coast of Colombia.
Help raise awareness about the plastic pollution problem, whilst at the same time having a massive and immediate effect on the amount of waste that is ending up in our oceans and environment.
Check out the video for the campaign here and make sure you read the description below the video for instructions
Social media can be extremely powerful, for both good and bad, unfortunately, most of the time the way that it's used is not healthy or productive at all.
False realities posted all over social media create mass insecurity and a fear of not being enough, leading us to buy things we don't need, with money we don't have, to impress people we don't even know!
And we wonder why we have more stressed, depressed, insecure people than ever.
The truth is that these insecurities and overconsumption that lead to environmental and inner destruction are tightly connected and if we can tackle the core of the problem (inner stability) then we can tackle the negative bi-products, environmental destruction, but why not tackle them both at the same time?
Connect with us on social media and we will do our best to remind you and inspire you of ways to consciously connect with yourself, each other, and in fact with everything around you, to live a happier, fulfilling, and more purpose-driven existence.
Want a holiday that is good for the environment?
Welcome to Wayilhar Eco-Stay.
Tucked away in a beautiful part of the Tasmanian east coast of Australia, is a little block of land where we are currently running an eco-friendly glamping project.
The aim of the project is to live eco-friendly, and sustainably as possible, leaving the lowest carbon footprint we can and sharing that experience with anyone looking for an eco - friendly vacation.
We still have so many ideas and ways that we want to improve our current systems, and hope to educate and inspire our guests to take on some of the ideas that we are putting into practice now.
Maybe you have some ideas of your own that you'd love to share with us?
If so we would love to hear them and try put them into practice too!
Re-use, repurpose, recycle, and rethink.
We are constantly looking at ways we can be more sustainable with everyday living.
Among many other things, we use composting toilets,
capture and drink delicious rainwater, recycle our grey water, grow as much of our own food as possible with natural organic techniques that are not harmful to the environment.
We do often have a volunteer position available, so get in touch if you are passionate about these kinds of things and want to keep your costs down whilst living in a beautiful part of Tasmania for a while.
Otherwise, by simply staying in one of our luxury tent setups you will also be helping us to fund the development of future projects whilst enjoying everything the land and beautiful surroundings have to offer.
You can look and book here
Check out this great video from "Precious Plastic" explaining the general idea of the containers
Your support be it financial or not will enable us to continue to grow, innovate and tackle real world problems but of course your generous donation will help fund our mission.