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Event Waste Management

Event Waste Management

Denmark Tip Shop has been helping to reduce Landfill at the Denmark Arts Markets. By comparison of last years markets we are going amazingly well. The compost was almost contaminant free which is wonderful! The other two bins (landfill and recycling) were pretty bad there is a lot of confusion around dirty paper plates and cardboard. These are not recycled and just end up contaminating more paper with food scraps. Huge thanks to Denmark Arts for leading the way and moving towards a plastic free market in Denmark. Also the amazing Plastic Free Denmark Mob for there ineradicable cup washing station so much less landfill it was inspiring. The Tip Shop ended up with 6 wheely bins of compost, 1 recycling bin and half a bin of landfill from the customers of the market. So well done everyone.

If you are planning an event please talk to us and we can help you come closer to zero waste.

Merry Tipmass and a Landfill Free Year

Merry Tipmass and a Landfill Free Year

Yes it’s a crazy time of the year for Denmark Tip Shop stuff coming both in and out by the trailer load. You would be crazy to miss out! Or would you . Before you buy new stuff and bring the old to the Tip Shop ask yourself why you are getting rid of it, can it be repaired, can i use it for some unexpected use!

By the end of summer you could develop an amazing new set of skills. Some one out there has already repaired or re-purposed that thing you are getting rid of. All you need to do if the ideas are not within you is get out there and look. It’s also a lot of fun. If you repair or re-purpose something amazing send me photo’s and i will put them up on the Tip Shop Blog.

Send Photo’s to [email protected] 

Not Waste Festival 2019 applications open now!

Not Waste Festival 2019 applications open now!

Art Not waste has been a wonderful project with such awesome community support and amazing art works. So we decided why stop there! We are putting on a three day festival with workshops , performances and exhibitions. We dropped the word art to broaden the scope to all forms of waste diversion and reduction. We know there are so many great lateral thinkers out there and we want you to be a part of this festival. Junk musicians, tinkerers, up-cyclers, clothing rescuers, re-cyclers basically anyone who is passionate about the reduction and diversion of landfill. We want to here from you. get in early as places will fill up.

Dot matrix sand printer by John Davey Art Not Waste 2016 (photo by Hazel Blake)

 

Junk Musicians

Crafty Artist Upcyclers

Workshop Facilitators

Volunteers

Denmark Upcycle Collective (FYI DIY)

Denmark Upcycle Collective (FYI DIY)

To help Denmark Tip Shop in the diversion of materials destined for landfill the Denmark Upcycle Collective is rescuing materials from the Tip Shops waste stream. At present the Collective is working only with waste clothing as a continuation of the Sew Cool Project but aims to extend to all areas of rescue-able materials.

You can, for a small fee, become a member of the collective. This gives you access to over-lockers, sewing machines, materials and even to sell your work as a part of the collective! And yes its a lot of fun!

For more info contact Ruth Maddren on 0427991459 or [email protected]