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Australian zero waste online communities and why Aussies should join them


Whenever I end any of my community talks or converse with eager people about the zero waste or plastic free lifestyle, I always encourage those with internet connections to join online groups. Usually, I point them towards Facebook for location based groups specific to their city, town, or state.

While blogs, books and online articles are helpful tools, conversing with people in your own suburb or town on ways to begin a low waste lifestyle can provide confidence to those looking for solutions locally but not finding many via google searches.

These online groups are thriving hubs for people that;
  • Want to reduce their waste
  • Need answers to questions relating to their suburb, town, city and state
  • A place to share frustrations of an over packaged plastic item
  • Sharing new bulk stores or a butcher, baker and all the other businesses in-between that allow customers to shop with their own containers
  • Troubleshooting zero waste questions with a group
  • Sharing real life experiences
  • Want to help others
  • Share ideas, tips and tricks
The list could go on and on. I love logging into these groups, browsing the rousing conversations being had.

If you would like to set up a Facebook group similar to the ones below, click here to read Facebook's tutorial. Then let me know and I'll add you to the list. 

Below is a list of links to Australian zero waste online communities:

VIC

TAS

WA

NSW

QLD

SA

OTHER

NEW ZEALAND (hi neighbours)

If you know of other Australian zero waste online communities, let me know. I’d love to add them to the list. I encourage you to share this post too. Creating communities like this, is one of the many ways we can support the growth of the zero waste and plastic free movements here in Australia. 

International zero waste groups include: Journey to Zero Waste, Zero Waste Vegans, Zero Waste Heroes!, Zero Waste Minimalist.

To find others specific to your country, simply type in Zero Waste and your country name. Example, 'Zero Waste Poland' or 'Zero Waste Espana.'


11 comments

  1. Great list! I'm moving to Tas next year and am excited to see there are others there who care about reducing waste.

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    1. I love Tasmania :) What a wonderful place to move too. The Tasmanian group is full of like minded individuals committed to reducing waste. You'll be among good, helpful people.

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  2. This is a great group tackling food waste !!!! https://www.facebook.com/nowasteyesparty.melbourne/

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    1. Thanks Elena, I will have to check them out :)

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  3. The first time I saw this website, I was immediately attracted to zoom. Moreover, all the information is in my opinion quite interesting and intriguing.

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  4. Hey Erin. I've created a FB group called Towards Zero Waste Far North Queensland and I'd love if you could share it. The link is https://m.facebook.com/groups/797252410425343

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    1. It's been added :) Thanks Sarah for helping Far North Queensland get connected x

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  5. Hi there

    I would love to connect with the Zero Waste community do they have a blog I can follow as I don't do Facebook at all. Are you able to put me in touch with the Administrator to chat with via email.

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    1. Hi Sandra, below are three email contacts...
      Zero Waste Victoria - zerowastevictoria@gmail.com
      Zero Waste Tasmania - lauren@spiralgarden.com.au
      Zero Waste and Plastic Free Living Perth - hello@treadingmyownpath.com

      I'm unsure how to get in contact with administrators for other groups.

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  6. Anonymous10/07/2017

    #waronwasteau is also another one on Facebook it's a national one

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