Mash It Up! Waste Not The Sequel film

How will the next generation navigate to a waste free world?

We’ve developed a competition for Australian high school teenagers and their teachers which develops critical waste awareness through creative problem solving. Each year competing schools create a stunning parade of Trashion Couture and targeted messaging to showcase at the annual Youth Eco Summit at Sydney Olympic Park.

Our Mash It Up! Trashionistas will be documented in the sequel to the original WASTE NOT film, using their own footage, drawings and designs as well as the Waste Not team’s observational documentary footage and interviews with inspirational mentors.

“TEC is thrilled to be working with a generation of students who are so media savvy, information hungry, and optimistic!”

– Ruth Hessey, Project Director

Harnessing the Power of Youth to Truth

YouTube is a potent messaging tool, mostly used to promote music, cupcakes and pranks. Many Australian teenagers have made it big via their own channels some attracting millions of subscribers with vlogs about makeup and dance.

But what if our Mash It Up! Trashionistas use YouTube to make fashion statements that mean something? What if we create a new generation of eco-warriors using digital media to save the planet?

By staging their projects at school and documenting them as multi-media events, our Trashionistas create digital assets that can be used to promote their schools, their message and their creativity. In 2019 we’ll add a Mash It Up! Kitchen project for aspiring high school chefs to create a planet friendly waste free YouTube cooking show.

For the Mash It Up! Trashion video that gets the most views in 2019, we’ll create a special award for Most Popular Trashion – encouraging school communities to get behind their student projects.

The Waste Not website becomes a showcase for Mash It Up’s trashion collections and on-line resources, videos and learning activities.