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! We may very well never reach a point of zero waste but that's no excuse for zero action!
At Waste-less World, we are committed to tackling these problems, even if the odds seem stacked up against us, so we appreciate the support of anyone brave, bold, and wise enough to get behind this mission.
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.
We 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 build a happier and more sustainable future for us, mother earth, and generations to come.
If we have the ability to create a problem, we also have the ability to solve it.
TOGETHER WE CAN.
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 underdeveloped 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, contaminating our rivers, oceans, and entering the food chain, killing millions of marine life and coastal birds, every year.
Considering plastic takes thousands of years to break down and we are now producing over 400 million metric tons of new plastics every year, yet shockingly less than 10% of that is being recycled, plastic is now becoming a very serious threat to the human species too.
WHAT'S OUR SOLUTION?
If you haven't watched the video on our home page then do it now.
We are currently in the process of building an open-source model for a community-run plastic recycling plant. By
a) applying a simple micro tax and reward system to cover the costs of the complicated collection and cleaning of recyclable plastics, especially in developing countries, and
b) By turning plastic waste back into new products such as building materials or other items that can be sold online or within the community we can help ensure the long-term viability of the project and simultaneously stimulate the local economy, and fund education into sensible plastic usage.
Furthermore, by providing a resilient, pest, and water-resistant alternative to traditional lumber we can also help prevent the logging of more trees.
THE BIGGER PICTURE
While this will initially benefit the environment, economy, and health of the Bocas Del Toro island region, our mission is to influence and improve waste management globally, particularly in places where plastic recycling is often not economically feasible.
Our hope is to make this model an example to follow for other small villages, towns, islands, and communities around the world. We pledge to make everything completely open-source and transparent to ensure that it will propagate swiftly & easily worldwide.
Essentially creating a never-ending production line of small community-run recycling businesses that help keep the environment clean and economically supports communities that need it most.
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.
Right now we are aiming to raise $11,500 (AUS) ($8500USD) to get the first recycling station set up on Isla Colon, a small island community off the Caribbean coast of Panama.
Your financial support no matter how small is crucial to the success of our work and we receive every donation with the utmost respect and gratitude.
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, often lead to the overconsumption responsible for so much environmental and inner destruction that we see today.
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.