Waste: A shared challenge
The way we have been managing waste up until now, cheap landfilling and exporting our recycling, is no longer an option. The time has come for all of us, community and Council, to change how we manage waste. The City of Port Phillip is growing rapidly and so is volume of waste we generate. We all know that the amount of waste we produce as a society impacts both our immediate and broader environment. We are getting better at recycling, but large volumes of recyclable material still end up in landfill because it's placed in the wrong bin or can't be sorted effectively.
Council has declared a climate emergency and waste management is a huge part of this story, but the solutions don't sit with Council alone.
So, what can we all do?
As a community, we need to look at our consumption behaviours, how we use resources, and how we dispose of materials when we're done with them. Together, these challenges present us with a tremendous opportunity to take more responsibility for the waste we generate, and to be more accountable for where it goes.