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Zero Waste Events

Why Zero Waste?

Want to host an event that is unique and fun, while also caring for Mother Earth?

At the EcoCentre, our venue is the perfect spot if you’re looking to host a Zero-Waste event! Our Zero Waste philosophy includes ‘Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Remove‘. By introducing the concept of ‘Zero Waste’ through fun, playful and engaging experiences, we aim to provide a positive and warm environment to showcase how accessible and simple it is to live a more sustainable lifestyle, no matter your age or background.

Zero Waste means we Refuse and Rethink disposable items at our events. No plastic bags, no single-use plates / decorations / prizes / loot bags etc.

We “wash against waste”. Providing you with reusable servingware means doing a few dishes at the end of the party, but it helps reduce reliance on disposable products.

Our Zero Waste event package includes:

  • 2.5hrs of Venue hire: EcoCentre meeting room, with access to the kitchen (30 mins allocated time before and after for set up and set down)
  • Reusable serving ware: (bowls, plates, cups, forks, spoons, knives)
  • Sustainable decorations, such as reusable bunting
  • BYO food and drink that complies with the EcoCentre’s Zero Waste Guidelines.

Looking for some eco-friendly entertainment for your Zero Waste event?
We recommend Trash Puppets! Trash Puppets promote waste reduction and recycling right through hands-on workshops that highlight sustainability and creativity. Visit https://www.trashpuppets.com/ to learn more about their creative and transformative Zero Waste programs.

The EcoCentre acknowledges the Kulin Nations, including the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional owners of the land on which we are located.

We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Elder members of our multicultural community.