Host a Screening
Host a screening with your community, friends or colleagues. It is a great way of engaging people and raising awareness and facilitating discussion about waste, the way it effects our environment and what each of us can do about it.
The full license screening fee will contribute to waste related campaigns run by Total Environment Center.
To support your screening, we will provide you with
• DVD of the movie and its extension Waste Not Evolution
• Digital copy of the movie trailer
• Photographs, posters and other artwork you can use to promote your screening
• Screening organisational timeline that will help you prepare for the event
• Guide for discussion with your audience
• We will also list your screening on our website and social media
End Plastic Pollution
We are currently campaigning for cleaner oceans and less plastic in our environment. Globally it is estimated that 1 million sea birds and over 100,000 mammals die every year as a result of plastic ingestion or entanglement. Secondary microplastics derived by breaking up of plastic bottles and bags then circulate in the food chain eventually ending up on our own plate.
To learn more about the campaign or sign our petition, click here.
If you want to contact your local representative and let them know you support plastic bag ban, sign the letter under the following links:
Ask the NSW Environment Minister to act on marine plastic pollution.
Ask the Victorian Environment Minister to act on marine plastic pollution.
History of Waste
Prior to European settlement the aboriginal population enjoyed a prolonged and prosperous occupation of most parts of Australia. Over tens of thousands of years extensive piles of discarded shells, fish bones and other animals and stone tools were created along the foreshores of lakes, rivers and the dunes of beaches. These middens did not create any polluting impact on the landscape. They also represented careful husbanding of resources. Within a year of the First Fleet’s arrival in Sydney Cove the Europeans managed to exhaust the fish stocks of the harbour, denude the surrounding countryside of its vegetative cover, and scare off native wildlife. They also mined the middens for lime to build European dwellings. Today middens are protected heritage sites of great cultural and historical significance.
The freshwater stream feeding into Sydney Cove was used as a fresh water source by the local Gadigal clan for thousands of years. Upon colonisation by the British, the stream becomes a toilet/laundry too polluted to drink from. In 1781, Governor Phillip orders the stream to be enclosed in sandstone, creating what is known to today as the Tank Stream, which still runs under the city.