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Events in August 2022
Home Composting. Learn how you can easily process organic waste
Home Composting. Learn how you can easily process organic wasteByford Glades Community Garden64 Mead StByford,
Robyn, from Waste Is My Resource, will explain the importance of composting - it feeds the microbes that live in our soil, while reducing the amount of waste that is normally sent to landfill.
Composting methods covered will be traditional composting, worm farms and bokashi ( a fermented compost that is very popular in small homes and apartments).
Glass Recycling: What happens in WA?
Glass Recycling: What happens in WA?Online Event
In celebration of National Science Week (13-21 August), Recycle Right is hosting a free Webinar focusing on Glass Recycling in WA.
Special guest speakers include Brendan Doh`erty (Manager, Resource Recovery Group), Natasha Rogers(Manager, Containers for Change) and Evan Cocks (Manager, Total Green Recycling).
This webinar event is open to all residents in the Perth Metropolitan area. Registration is FREE and a reminder will be sent out the day before the event with the Zoom link attached for all those who register.
- Glass recovery through kerbside recycling.
- Use of glass in road base, pavement, hardstand and drainage.
- Recycling glass through the 'Containers for Change' program.
- Glass recovery from E - waste at Total Green.
Compost & Bokashi Workshop
Compost & Bokashi WorkshopJohn Wellard Community CentreRunnymede GateWellard,
Food waste and garden waste are a large percentage of what households throw into the general waste bin.
Come and learn from Robyn at 'Waste is my Resource' about earth-cycling using bokashi bins & composting systems.
Earth-cycling is nature’s way of recycling – it’s the process of turning natural scraps (think food scraps, leaves and paper) into nutrient-rich compost which will help your garden and soil thrive.
By composting or using a bokashi bucket at home Kwinana residents significantly reduce the amount of waste they send to landfill.
Kwinana residents have the option to buy a bokashi bin and two bags of bokashi mix from the City administration building for only $50 either before or after the workshop.
After completing the workshop, residents also have the option to buy twin compost bins and receive a $60 rebate upon proof of purchase and residence (attendance of the workshop is required to be eligible for the rebate)
Please bring along a reusable cup and/or water bottle. Coffee, tea and light refreshments are provided.
Repair Cafe Hamilton Hill
Repair Cafe Hamilton HillThe Hub 61631 Starling StHamilton Hill,
Do you believe in repairing and restoring rather than throwing out? Join us at The Hub 6163 monthly Repair Hub!
The Hub 6163 holds Repair Hubs every third Sunday of the month from 10:00 to 12:00.
Bring along your garments that need stitching up, your bicycles that need repair, or your appliances and jewellery in need of fixing to let our helpful volunteers have a look at them.
Please note: Repair capabilities and capacity is determined by the available volunteers on the day.
Repair Lab Melville
Repair Lab MelvillePiney Lakes Environmental Education Centre555 Leach HwyWinthrop,
Repair Lab is a free community drop in event to help people fix their belongings and save things from going to landfill. Skilled volunteers will help you with repairs of bicycles, computers, electrical appliances, household items and textiles. If you're unsure, bring it down and we'll see what we can do!
Also at this event:
- Buy Nothing Market Day presented by the Brentwood Village Town Team. Bring along your unwanted items to gift, or find a treasure to take home with you!
- Neighbourhood Watch Melville promoting public safety and crime prevention products
- The Rolling Bean will be providing caffeinated goodness . Please remember to bring your Keep Cup! There will be some reusable mugs on site in case you forget.
- Only one item is repaired at a time - if you have multiple items, you'll need to join the queue again. This ensures everyone gets to be seen at least once by a Repairer.
- Please show your gratitude and respect for our Volunteer Repairer by staying with them for the duration of your repair - have a chat, you might learn a thing or two!
- We cannot guarantee a successful repair, however our Volunteer Repairers will do their best to help you free of charge with the time, tools and skills they have available. Advice will be provided if your item is unable to be repaired.
- We are unable to accommodate dogs at this event, please leave them at home.
IOA Special Lecture: Microplastics in the Environment
IOA Special Lecture: Microplastics in the EnvironmentUniversity of Western Australia35 Stirling HwyCrawley,
The UWA Institute of Agriculture is pleased to host Professor Meththika Vithanage for this free lecture on Microplastics in the Environment.
Microplastics in the size range from 100 um to 5 mm are ubiquitous in the environmental triad; soil, water and air. Application of plastic mulch film, compost and biosolids into agricultural soils induce a threat to soil physico-chemical and biological properties. Microplastics in the water environment may act as a vector transporting various pollutants from one place to another.
Microplastics can interact with antibiotics and there is a possibility of developing antibiotic microbial resistance in the environment. Municipal waste landfills, agricultural lands, and traffic acts as sources for atmospheric microplastics. X-press Pearl ship disaster is considered as the largest ever incident of microplastics released into the marine environment.
Microplastics and plastic additives such as plasticizers may end up in the food web, bioaccumulate and cause health risks. However, limited studies exist on the effect of microplastics in soil, water and air, where most of the literature focus on reporting the abundance and hence there are ample opportunities for research related to microplastic and environmental health.