Waste Free Living

What can be done at the household and industry level to move towards zero waste?


Modern consumer society produces huge amounts of non-recyclable, non-renewable waste. However, with a few simple adjustments your lifestyle, it is possible to significantly reduce your ecological footprint. This exciting talk will encourage you take a journey towards a waste free existence.

Panel Facilitated by Margaret Steadman.

Panel Members:

  • Oberon Carter - Oberon works in threatened species conservation by day. He and his family have been living close to waste-free for over a year. He is also president of Permaculture Tasmania and a budding actor. 
  • Thomas Crawford - Thomas recently completed his honours on food waste at UTAS and is now starting a food waste composting pilot project with Source Community Wholefoods Cooperative and Hobart City Farm. Thomas is a super passionate, young zero waster.
  • Lissa Villeneuve - Lissa is passionate about waste reduction.  She runs numerous events (including our own Sustainable Living Festival), all with minimal footprint.  Lissa will share her strategies for only putting your bins out 1-2 times a year. 
  • Alban Johnson - Alban, owner of Eumarrah, is passionate about reducing the amount of single use packaging in food production and retail and will share his tips for how to reduce your own reliance on food packaging. 
  • Alderman Bill Harvey - Bill is an Alderman on the Hobart City Council and current board member of Resource Work Cooperative. Bill is especially interested in strategies to eliminate plastic pollution and achieving the council target of zero waste to landfill by 2030.


  • November 13, 2016 at 10:30am – 11:30am
  • Sustainable Living Festival, Hobart Waterfront