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Zero Waste Expo – Photo Gallery

20/12/2016 11:26 AM

1 Degree’s Zero Waste Expo was held during Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week at News Corp Australia’s head office in Sydney. The below photo gallery captures some of the highlights from the two day event.

The Expo was launched with a morning tea event. Cleanaway provided an organics bin and only coffee and tea that wasn't individually wrapped was provided.

Image: Barton Walsh, Co-Founder The Elephant Emporium speaking at the Expo’s morning tea launch.


To add an interactive element to the event and extra engagement value for Expo visitors and News’ staff, workshops were held throughout the two days of the Expo. Sydney Organic Gardens held composting and worm-farming workshops while the Bower Reuse and Repair Centre held mosaic workshops on Day 1 and furniture restoration and upholstery workshop on Day 2.

Images: (L-R clockwise) Expo signage, mosaic, composting and worm-farming workshops in session.


The Expo featured a circular marketplace area with pop up stalls from Vinnies Shops, Upcycle Studio and the Elephant Emporium‘s recycled range. The marketplace also had a “Book Swap” stall with books donated by The Australian and NewsLifeMedia, and a large fruit and vegetable station where Expo visitors and passers-by could pick up free samples of Woolworths’ Odd Bunch Range.

Image: Above – Woolworths’ Odd Bunch Range Station with Amy Origlia and Alyssa Cirnigliaro. Below – Range set up ready for staff and visitors to pick up their free fruit. 

Images above and below: Upcycle Studio’s stall and products

Image: Barton and Leonie Walsh, co-founders of the Elephant Emporium at their pop up shop

Images above and below: The Elephant Emporium’s pop up shop and products made in Cambodia from old cement and fish feed bags rescued from going to landfill.

Image: 1 Degree’s Book Swap Stall

Images above and below: Vinnies Shops pop up shop

Expo Area 

Stalls in the Expo Area included: Planet Ark, Terracycle, Cleanaway, BioBag, Zero Waste Systems and Mobile Muster. The entry to the Expo Area also featured Take 3’s Plastic Pollution Maze.

Images: Biobags stall. Above – BioBag products made from cornstarch. Below: Geoff Johnston from BioBag shows 1 Degree Committee Member Andrew Munkman the BioBags. 


Images: Above – Cleanaway stall with Ian Kiernan AO, Chairman and Co-Founder of Clean Up Australia and Clean Up the World. Below – Cleanaway team with stall visitor.


Images above and below: Mobile Muster stall 

Image: Planet Ark’s Friday File Fling activity board, staff were encouraged to “fling” ready-to-be-recycled paper that was found around the office into recycling bins that sat behind each shape on the board. The board was made from recovered packaging material found in the building.

Image above and below: Planet Ark’s stall. Planet Ark are the founders of National Recycling Week and featured their newly launched 100% recycled paper. 

Image: Zero Waste Systems stall

Images above and below: Terracycle team and stall

Image: Ian Kiernan AO in Take 3 maze


Image : Take 3 maze

Image: 1 Degree team Jonathon Collins and Stephanie Fett outside Take 3 maze

Zero Waste recipe book put together a special zero waste recipe book for the visitors of the Expo. To find some of the recipes used in the book, and ways you can turn your leftovers into fantastic new meals, click here. 

Click here to watch the video made during the event.