Washagainstwaste sml

Wash Against Waste

Solar-powered wash truck for plastic free festivals

Project details

Suggested by: Berish

Project partner: Green Music Australia

Budget

$111,000.00

So many events around Melbourne use disposable plastic cups and bottles, contributing to a horrible waste and pollution problem. All of us are sadly too familiar with the seas of plastic on the streets after local events. One of the biggest barriers to events replacing disposables with reusables is the lack of easily accessible washing facilities. Our solar-powered, mobile, commercial grade washing system solves that problem! We will make it available at low cost to council and community events that want to go plastic free, enabling them to easily and affordably take that vital and popular step.

The Wash Against Waste truck will facilitate a rapid transition from disposable to reusable containers. This will help local event organisers create more attractive, eco-friendly, community events for us all to enjoy. More broadly, our project will serve as a model for tackling Australia's waste crisis, leading to cleaner waterways, cleaner air, healthier wildlife, and less climate change. Plastics take over 1,000 years to biodegrade, and, as they break down, enter our waterways and our food chain. Scientists predict there’ll be more plastic than fish in our oceans by 2050 if we don't act quickly.

Project details

Suggested by: Berish

Project partner: Green Music Australia

Budget

$111,000.00

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melproudley

17 Sep 2018

awesome!!

Skyesiee

17 Sep 2018

Incredible idea :) more needs to be done about reducing waste in our environment & this project sounds like something our environment would greatly benefit from!

chitty

17 Sep 2018

Fantastic idea

Anthony

17 Sep 2018

Great work! Needed for all festivals!

Curlyhairclare

16 Sep 2018

Waste after these events is sickening. What a great idea!!!!

Solar wash

16 Sep 2018

Nice work Berish!
-Nico

t.edwards

12 Sep 2018

Awesome project! so much waste could be avoided

esuda

12 Sep 2018

We need projects like this to remind people how we can stop the use of disposables and plastic

RoseElizabeth

12 Sep 2018

Great project!

Flic Hostettler

10 Sep 2018

Excellent initiative for reducing the impact on environment at music festivals!

Joe Opp

10 Sep 2018

This is bloody brilliant. I can see it having a domino effect on the music industry as more and more events replace single-use items with reusable goodies.

This is the future!!

Matt Wicking

10 Sep 2018

Brilliant and so needed!

Jeffreyturnbull

08 Sep 2018

An excellent idea and a quest for implementation

Ritah

04 Sep 2018

A fundamental step towards reducing (and hopefully eliminating!) plastic use at Victorian events. This initiative needs our support!

Thai

01 Sep 2018

Shoukld have more projects like this

Longboardfella

30 Aug 2018

sweet!

rockdoc3@bigpond.com

23 Aug 2018

Great Idea!

GayO

22 Aug 2018

A wonderful project to help the environment.

GayO

22 Aug 2018

This is a wonderful project for sustainability and the environment.

joan1beckwith@gmail.com

22 Aug 2018

This group and this project are part of making a difference