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The Waste Hierachy 

Our four part video series provides a model to help you reframe your relationship with waste and make smarter choices. 

Part 1: How to reduce your waste

What is the waste hierarchy?
Every day, Australians throw over 50,000kg of rubbish into landfill. It’s a huge problem. But a solution is at hand! It’s called the Waste Hierarchy, and it’s a simple way to help you cut down on waste. In this series opener, eco-warrior Sally Flower explains how you can dramatically reduce your waste in three easy steps.

Part 2: Just say no! The power of refusing plastic

Can I buy this without packaging?
Plastic bags may be a thing of the past. But single-use packaging is still the norm when it comes to buying just about anything. And it’s creating a huge problem for the planet. In part two of our four-part series, we explain how asking a few simple questions can drastically reduce your waste every time you shop. 'Refuse' is the first and most important part of the Waste Hierarchy. And putting it to use is easy.

Part 3: How to reuse and repurpose household items

Part 4: Does recycling work?

Is there another option?
This is what we should be asking ourselves before we throw something away. It might seem like a simple question. But with a little creativity and some out-of-the-box thinking, you’ll often find that the answer is yes!!
In the third episode of our four-part series, host Sally Flower explains the second element of the Waste Hierarchy: reuse and repurpose. Reusing things is key to reducing our waste impact. And as she shows in this short film, the results can be fun, and help you save money in the process.

Does recycling work?
Recycling is the most popular way to cut down your personal waste, and although it's important, sadly it’s the least effective way of reducing your waste footprint. It’s a shocking fact. But there are other ways you can make a big difference to your personal waste and the planet. In the final episode of our four-part series, we explain why recycling is at the bottom of our Waste Hierarchy, and outline the things you can do to ensure a better, greener future for us all.

Let's Electrify Melbourne

Working in collaboration with the Yarra Energy Foundation, we created this energetic film piece to inspire our city to power back up after our time in lockdown.

There's No Away In Throw Away

In partnership with the City of Yarra, AEFA created a three-part social media series exploring clothing, plastic and food waste.

Steps to Sustainability with Stomping Ground Brewery

Stomping Ground have embedded many sustainability practices into their business model, ensuring they are being as environmentally conscious as possible.

FareShare Kitchen Garden

FareShare has been hard at work in Abbotsford transforming unused green space into a thriving Kitchen Garden that gives back to the community.

Cultivating Community's Worm Farm

Organic waste that is sent to landfill creates greenhouse emissions. Cultivating Community have been working to solve this problem with residents of the North Richmond Community Estate.

Sustainability at Collingwood Children's Farm

Highlighting the sustainability initiatives or the Collingwood Children's Farm, including their zero waste markets, native food gardens and sustainabily focused workshops 

MGC Sustainability Conference

Highlighting the the annual, student run sustainability conference at Melbourne Girls College


This project focuses on the Yarra Bend roost of Grey-Headed Flying-Foxes while exploring our conditional relationship with nature.


This project is currently in production.

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