Imagine a trailer could take the save the same amount of CO2 emissions as an average car produces travelling from Canberra to Brisbane. Well, the Mount Alexander Sustainability Group has such a trailer that does just that! To be fair, though, this is no ordinary trailer.
The “Wash Against Waste Trailer” is equipped with solar panels, built-in hot water heating, grey water outlets, compost system for food waste and even reusable crockery and cutlery for up to 250 people. The trailer is hired out for events in the local region as a unique way of reducing the event’s environmental impact and reduce the amount of unnecessary waste going into landfill.
“Wash against waste is saving the environment a total of 383 kgCO2e/day by replacing disposable cutlery and crockery (on the basis of 50% plastic and 50% paper products) with SS or melamine cutlery and crockery. That is equal to traveling a distance of ~1,277 km in an average car, and about the same distance traveling from Canberra to Brisbane.” Mount Alexander Sustainability Group.
However, this inspiring project is currently limited to its use by the number of licenced operators and volunteers. In response to this, The Mount Alexander Sustainability Group has signed up to Big Give with a goal of $30,000. This amount will see the M.A.S.G. by negotiating with regional Councils to provide broader licensed operator training, in turn creating paid work on the trailer.
Additionally will enable them to create an educational kit that includes information for both schools and community groups on water use, waste reduction, compost and grey water processes as well as providing an introduction to solar and renewable energy to encourage adoption of such practices.
The Community Foundation For Central Victoria wishes the Mount Alexander Sustainability Group the best of luck in reaching their fundraising potential on Big Give.
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