Fostering education for
          a sustainable future

Waste Education: Be Wise About Waste – Mobile Waste Education Trailer

This project is a partnership between the Australian Association for Environmental Education WA Chapter and the City of Cockburn, and is supported by the Waste Authority through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account.

Project Summary
The waste education trailer has been developed as a shared community resource that can be used at events, community days, festivals, schools, celebrations and shopping centres in the City of Cockburn to engage with local communities about the importance of reducing waste. It includes static and dynamic educational resources, including waste and recycling games aimed to educate the community about waste issues while still having fun.

Waste management principles addressed by this project:
Avoid To avoid the creation of waste.
Re-use To re-use an item for a new purpose.
Recycle To efficiently recycle an item to produce new component parts for a new item.
Recover To recover the energy from a product.
Dispose To dispose of items in a responsible manner for the best environmental outcome.

Project outcomes achieved:
• The development of a mobile waste education trailer.
• The creation of sustainable partnerships between AAEE-WA, local government and community organisations.
• An increased awareness of resource recovery and the re-thinking of waste as a resource.
• Education on a range of waste and recycling issues.
• The sharing of knowledge, through education, that provides the catalyst for the expected behaviour change around waste.
• The avoidance, recovery and recycling of various household waste items.
• Leadership within community to achieve impacts, such as, providing the community with a voice for sustainable waste management into the future.

Games and Posters
The following games and posters have been developed as part of this project.  Please feel free to download them and use them at your community events or in the classroom.
Composting Game
Recycling Game
Wetlands Game
Doug the Darter Poster
Gizmo Poster
Littering Poster
Recycling at Home Poster
Recycling is Important Poster
Waste Minimisation Poster
Waste Hierarchy Poster
Prevent-Reduce Poster
Recover-Reuse Poster
Recycle Right Poster

Low Waste Community Event Articles
Creating Low Waste Community Events Case Study
Waste Minimisation at Community Events
Waste Warriors - How to Achieve Low Waste Events

Further Information
Please email the Waste Education Officer at the City of Cockburn - [email protected]