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  • Zero Waste Businesses | zerowastemi.org.au

    Zero Waste Businesses Zero Waste Magnetic Island partners with Diana Condylas from Plastic Free Townsville Diana works with businesses to help them transition away from single use plastics. There are already 60 businesses in Townsville on board. The program is free, and Di is very keen to meet with Magnetic Island cafes and other businesses to offer her services. These include suggestions for truly compostable products and how to work with other businesses to implement initiatives such as accelerated composting of food waste and the ‘green caffene’ program. Some of our Island businesses are already participants including Scallywags, Café Nourish, Base Backpackers and Sealink Ferries. Diana can promote all of the plastic free initiatives taken up by Magnetic Island businesses on social media and to other organisations.

  • Get Creative | zerowastemi.org.au

    Recycle & Get Creative The options are endless on how you can get creative with recycling or upcycling items. You may like to participate in our Threads group, or the AIMS Ghost Net Weaving project - a collective project involving several groups across Australia - or work on your own. If you have a particular interest and you'd like to start your own group, contact us. Zero Waste Threads Group We began by focusing on fabric and sewing which included upcycling fabrics, clothing swaps, sewing and repairing. Following the lead of our community, we have evolved to include all types of materials that can be upcycled into weavings, including rope, plastic, marine debris, and pretty much anything we think we can work with! We look forward to seeing where the upcycling of waste materials and our ideas can take us in the future. ​Come and join us - it's FREE! We meet regularly under the trees on the Picnic Bay foreshore for an afternoon of crafting, sharing skills, sharing ideas and making new friends. Everyone is welcome, no prior experience is necessary. Contact us to find out about our next 'Crafternoon' session. Need inspiration? The internet is overflowing with great recycling and upcycling ideas, both big and small. If you have a project that you feel others will enjoy participating in, contact us. Source: earthporm.com

  • Water Refill Stations | zerowastemi.org.au

    Water Refill Stations ON MAGNETIC ISLAND GO TO THE MAP Tap water in public areas on the island is safe to drink, so instead of buying single use water bottles, you can help create a zero waste Magnetic Island by filling up your water bottle at the FREE Magnetic Island Water Refill Stations . We have a list of participating outlets plus easily accessible taps and water fountains around the island that you can find via our Magnetic Island Water Refill Stations Map.

  • Environmental Waste | Zerowastemi.org.au

    Photo: Beat Lehman Magnetic Island TOO GOOD TO WASTE! Zero Waste Magnetic Island's aim is to reduce the island's waste by making it easy, appealing and fun to recycle, reduce and reuse - and we invite you to join us. See WHAT & WHERE TO RECYCLE Help support us 10c at a time Our Return-It Pod code is C10196546 Simply drop off your 10c containers to the Return-IT pod at the end of Mandalay end of Bottiger Street in Nelly Bay (behind the school) and use the above code to support Zero Waste Magnetic Island. We really appreciate your support! How? We've got some great ideas and projects to get us to a sustainable and zero waste island. Everyone can make a difference, even if it's just one little step - it will be one in the right direction. Snapshot Here's a quick overview of what we do: ZERO WASTE BUSINESSES WHAT & WHERE CAN YOU RECYCLE? ZERO WASTE AT HOME WATER REFILL STATIONS MAP RECYCLE & EARN CASH RECYCLE & GET CREATIVE FIND OUR EVENTS & WORKSHOPS What are the 7Rs? By rethinking and being mindful of our consumption and waste, and by working with the '7Rs' theory, we can become a zero waste island: ​ 1. Refuse. 2. Reduce. 3. Recover. 4. Recycle. 5. Reuse. 6. Repair. 7. Regift. 'Little Things Matter' Video Zero Waste Magnetic Island's video 'Little Things Matter' was launched on Tuesday 28 April 2020. Molly Black and the 2019 C & K Magnetic Island Early Childhood Centre students show us how easy it is to reduce waste and to recycle. Visit our YouTube channel to see the video. Need A Hand? Would you like to help, but you're not sure what to do? We can take you through step by step, and even if you take one or two, that’s a great start! Contact us today for a chat. FIND OUT MORE War on Waste Australia is facing a War on Waste and it’s happening in our homes, in our schools, in our streets and in our oceans. Watch clips from the ABC documentary War on Waste presented by Craig Reucassel to inspire you to solve one of the waste problems in Australia. Source: abc.net.au PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY: We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Magnetic Island, the Wulgurukaba People and their Elders, past, present and emerging. We strive to work with Magnetic Island’s Traditional Owners at every opportunity. TCC Virtual Tours On Waste You can now take a virtual tour around Townsville City Council's Sustainability and Waste Tours . (Scroll down their page to find the Magnetic Island Transfer Station Tour).

  • Zero Waste At Home | zerowastemi.org.au

    Zero Waste At Home See WHAT & WHERE TO RECYCLE Rethink! Be mindful of your consumption, your relationship with 'things' and your relationship with the earth. There are so many things that you can do that will help us to become a zero waste island: 1. REFUSE: Don't consume what you don't need. Say NO to plastic, rethink your shopping habits, choose products that have less packaging, and take your own bags when shopping. See our 'Go Plastic-Free section below for more ideas. Refill your water bottles rather than using single use bottles. Buying coffee? Take a break and sit down and enjoy it out of a cup. Refuse plastic and foam (nicely) with your take-away, and ask for cardboard or a friendlier biodegradeable alternative. Join our MI Veggie Box group and save on plastic packaging while you get fresh goodies straight from the farm/supplier! 2. REDUCE: Reduce consumption of energy and materials. Think before you buy! Do you really need that new 'thing'? If you can, use renewable energy, and use your electricity during the day when generation is high. Use timers on appliances to take advantage of your generated power and energy efficient appliances. Be water wise! See our garden section below. Don't put your food waste, coffee grounds etc. in the bin. If you don't compost or feed worms contact us, we will take them! Use second hand and recycled building materials. See our building section below. 3. RECOVER: Energy and materials recovery. And upcycle! Sort your waste at home: ◦ Take out the recyclables (check our list), place them in your yellow bin or earn 10c per container ! ◦ Remove food waste and compost or give it to us ! Check out our garden section. ◦ Paper can be composted! Visit the Magnetic Island Tip Shop at the Transfer Station on West Point Road. Keep an eye out for the bi-annual Council kerbside clean ups. You're sure to find something interesting for your next project. See our 'Building' section below for more ideas. 4. RECYCLE: Close the loop and remake. Visit our 'What & Where To Recycle' page for a guide to the latest recycling that is happening on Magnetic Island. ​ If you're heading into Townsville (or you know someone who is) you can also recycle those old computers, mobile phones and a bundle of other items. See our 'Heading to Townsville?' section below for more information. ​ 5. RE-USE: Share with others, find new uses for old objects. Buy second hand. Op shops and second hand dealers have many hidden treasures! Keep an eye out for garage sales to pick up some bargains and help reduce landfill waste. Before you send it to landfill, see our list of Magnetic Island Facebook pages below (under the 'Building' section) where you can either sell your items or give them away for FREE! Drop items into the Magnetic Island Transfer Station Tip Shop near Cockle Bay. The Transfer Station (tip) will also recycle TV's, fridges etc. Just ask them at the gate for more information. Start your own worm farm or compost to recycle those veggie scraps AND boost your garden. If you're not sure how to get started, just contact us . Visit our 'Get Creative' and Earn Cash pages for ideas on how to recycle all manner of items, or join our ' Threads ' Facebook page. Join one of our Crafternoons to upcycle clothing items and meet new friends. Drop off clothing and other small items to the Vinnies bins in Cook Street, Arcadia or to recycle clothes check out manrags.com.au ​ 6. REPAIR: Fix or upgrade your objects rather than throwing them away. Have you tried to get that broken appliance repaired? Sewing machines, refrigerators, wooden and metal items, TV's and computers. Magnetic Island has a bundle of talented people who are happy to repair items for you (some may charge, others will be happy to do it for free). If you're not sure who you should contact, try the Zero Waste Magnetic Island Facebook page, or the Magnetic Island Facebook page for more information. ​ 7. RE-GIFT: Share, and be a part of the gift economy. It’s ok to re-gift. You’d be surprised at how many of your friends and family appreciate not being given expensive brand new gifts. Be open about it. Announce to your friends and family that, “This Christmas the only presents I will be giving away will be second hand.” When work decides to do a 'Secret Santa', suggest that the theme be second-hand. For more re-gifting etiquette visit: moneycrashers.com ​ You can also list items for free on Magnetic Island Freecycle! See WHAT & WHERE TO RECYCLE Grannie's Zero Waste Tricks! Long before the age of disposable products, our incredible grandmothers were living a much greener lifestyle - and you can't beat the classics: ​ Stop using 'disposables' - that goes for napkins too! Blow your nose on 'greener' hankerchiefs (not tissues). Close your curtains to avoid fading furniture and needing replacements, AND to regulate the temperature - less air con in summer, less heating in winter! White vinegar is your friend, and a very eco-friendly cleaner. Hand-powered vs electric. You guessed it - composting! Including your coffee grounds. Grown your own herbs and veggies. Dump the plastic storage - use glass instead. Check out your library or online before you buy that next book. Make do before you buy new. Put the vacuum cleaner away and grab a broom. Use the cold water cycle for your washing machine (and skip the dryer). For the full article visit Readers Digest Zero Waste Garden Much of what we throw away can be used in the garden. All it comes down to is a little imagination (and maybe an online search for inspiration). There are also some easy, everyday zero waste ideas that you can use: ​ Remember to compost all your veggie scraps and coffee grounds. If you're not sure how, or need help, contact us! Use old newspapers under mulch to stop weeds. MI Veggie Box We are neigbours helping our Island community get fresh, quality produce, delivered affordably to the Island. Most of the produce is also plastic-free. Come and join the MI Veggie Box community! Go Plastic-Free There are easy (and better) ways! Every item you purchase that is either in a plastic container, plastic wrapped or made from plastic adds to the production and waste of plastic. Why not try some alternatives?: ​ Buy food items in glass instead of plastic. Avoid products that are overly packaged (especially in plastic) and look for other alternatives. Take your own shopping bag and containers to the supermarket. Refill your water bottle rather than buying single serve water. Buy wooden toys. They last longer! Use second hand cardboard or crunched paper for packaging postal items. If you have to have plastic bags, wash and dry them and store them for multiple use. See the 22 Tips For Going Plastic-Free Building? Why not use recycled Magnetic Islanders are great recyclers! All you need to do is to put the word out in a couple of places, or look at some of your options in Townsville. ​ First try asking on these Magnetic Island Facebook pages: ​ Magnetic Island Freecycle Magnetic Island Buy/Swap/Sell Maggie Island Buy Swap and Sell Buy, Sell and Swap on Magnetic Island Magnetic Island Locals Buy And Sell Zero Waste Magnetic Island ​ You might also find smaller items at the Magnetic Island Tip Shop. ​ If you're heading to Townsville, visit Townsville Demolitions and second hand shops. You're sure to find something truly unique for your project. Heading to Townsville? If you're heading to Townsville from Magnetic Island, here are some other handy ideas on how you can recycle, and purchase quality second hand goods: ​ Take your plastic milk bottle tops to Shed 3 at 15 Oonoonba Rd, Idalia . They will be shredded, melted and molded to make bowls, pot plant holders, outdoor furniture and all sorts of other useful items. Recycle everything from old print cartridges, batteries, pens and markers, to eWaste (computers, laptops, keyboards, cables, chargers and mobile phones etc.) at Officeworks in Charters Towers Road. Reef Recycling (Currajong TSV) recycle all drink containers approved under the QLD Containers for Change Scheme. Townsville Demolitions : Their popular recycle yard has become a thriving marketplace for builders, renovators, home owners, gardeners, designers and artists. Renovate and build on a budget or find vintage pieces that aren’t available on the market. Townsville has a bunch of second hand furniture, antique shops and markets and Facebook pages such as Townsville Buy, Swap, Sell, Townsville Vintage Obsession - Share & Sell and Townsville Vintage Buy, Swap & Sell. ​ Respect We respect this land and the magnificent and complex environment it supports. So lets act in ways to show respect. Here are some good examples: ​ Always cut milk container and plastic rings when disposing of plastic so they can never get caught around an animal’s neck. When visiting the beach, pick up rubbish brought in by the tide (leave the shells where they belong). When bush walking, always bring a bag and take your rubbish home with you. Notify Townsville City Council if you find rubbish that has been dumped. Never dump unwanted animals in the bush. Not only is it cruel, but domestic animals can have a significant impact on wildlife. Never dump garden waste into bush areas or vacant lots . It often includes weeds or seeds. This material can usually be composted or binned. Don't speed. Speeding endangers wildlife, disturbs the serenity of the bush environment, lessens the likelihood of seeing wildlife and damages the road's surface. Road repair often includes the expensive importation of bulk fill from the mainland. Much better to ride a bike, (electric or human powered) walk, or drive conservatively. Remove road kill. Road kill attracts carrion eaters like whistling kites. If it's safe to do so, check to make sure the dead (marsupial) animals are not carrying a living joey. If they are, call MI Fauna Care on 0457 634 732. Otherwise remove the carcass well away from the road so that carrion eaters are not unduly put at risk. Plant local native trees and shrubs! Shading the western sun will reduce the need for air-conditioners and save energy. Living shade is much more effective than shade cloth. Most local native plants require less watering and they become homes for all sorts of native wildlife too. Dead trees are surprisingly special! They are likely to contain hollows which are vital homes for animals, birds, lizards, possums, frogs, bats and insects including native bees. Hollows are disappearing rapidly as trees are felled and cleared. Few people know that hollows take a very long time to form and trees with good sized hollows can be hundreds of years old. Even relatively small trees may be very old so please consider their significance if you are planning to remove one. Get to know your weeds. Rather than using expensive and toxic herbicides try some zero-waste methods like smothering weeds with cardboard and mulch. Read the Magnetic Island Weeds Guide or visit minca.org for more information. See WHAT & WHERE TO RECYCLE

  • Earn Cash | zerowastemi.org.au

    Recycle & Earn Cash! Would you like to earn cash while you recycle? 1. Magnetic Island 10c Recycling Rewards Sign up to Return-It . You can either nominate yourself to receive the refund, or support a local community group. Return-It visits Magnetic Island Every Tuesday 8am-11am: At the Old Helipad on Nelly Bay Road . 12pm -1pm: At the Men’s Shed: Horseshoe Bay Rd, HSB. (Next to HSB Skate Park). PLEASE NOTE: THIS CAN CHANGE DUE TO DEMAND. The small truck fills up quickly, so please check on our Facebook page. 24/7 Return-It Pod and Bins You can deposit your 10c containers in the Return-IT bins at the Kindy on Sooning Street OR in the large Return-It Pod at the end of Mandalay end of Bottiger St in Nelly Bay (behind the school). Deposit your 10c containers at these locations 24/7. To make your donation to Zero Waste use the following code: C10196546. ​2. Sell Your Recycled/Upcycled Items Zero Waste Magnetic Island has a market stall at the Magnetic Island Markets. If you have items you'd like to sell, why not come and join our table, help out and earn cash? For more information, visit our Events/News page. ​ Alternatively why not try selling your items at a local boutique or online? 3. Don't Tip It, Resell It! You might think it's rubbish, but for others it may be just what they need. Why not sell your old items via a number of the Magnetic Island Facebook pages - or just give it away! ​ • Magnetic Island Buy/Swap/Sell • Maggie Island Buy Swap and Sell • Buy, Sell and Swap on Magnetic Island • Magnetic Island Locals Buy And Sell • Magnetic Island Freecycle (Only free items)

  • EVENTS & NEWS | zerowastemi.org.au

    Events & News Get inspired by joining any of our fun activities including workshops, information sessions, threads crafternoons, upcycling demonstrations, market stalls, and handy zero waste tips. Keep scrolling down for interesting articles and newsletters. ​ ​ MEETINGS We're having a break from open meetings currently as we need to regroup. Keep up to date via Facebook. If you need, please contact us. MARKETS We are at the Horseshoe Bay Markets on the 1st Sunday of the month starting on April 3rd- call in for a chat about your upcycled goods and share ideas. Market dates 2022. WORKSHOPS Upcycle, recycle, remake and participate, join one of our crafternoons or offer to facilitate a workshop. We're open to ideas! INFORMATION Are you keen to know more? Drop us a line so that we can keep you posted on the next information sessions. FIND US ON FACEBOOK Join our newsletter You can catch up on our previous news. Here's a list of our latest articles and newsletters. Contact us if you'd like to join our mailing list. ​ July 2022 Newsletter April 2022 Newsletter Partnering with Shed 3 July 2021 Newsletter March 2021 Newsletter August 2020 Newsletter May 2020 Newsletter February 2020 Newsletter November 2019 Newsletter October 2019 Newsletter Ghost Net Weaving 2022 In Nelly Bay To make your donation to Zero Waste use this code: C10196546 . Take your 10c containers to the Return-IT pod at the end of Mandalay end of Bottiger Street in Nelly Bay (behind the school). ​ You can also d eposit your household batteries at Foodworks, Sooning Street Nelly Bay. In the news! Wednesday 8 January 2020. Elisabeth Silvester from The Townsville Bulletin reports on Zero Waste Magnetic Island. ​

  • WHAT & WHERE? | zerowastemi.org.au

    What and where to recycle ON MAGNETIC ISLAND See WHAT & WHERE TO RECYCLE Read our What & Where To Recycle reference chart of where you can take your 'rubbish' on Magnetic Island to reduce landfill. You'll be surprised at the vast range of items that can be reused and recycled! Island Recycling Tip Shop You'll find the Magnetic Island Tip Shop inside the Transfer Station, on the Westpoint Road, just before the Cockle Bay turn off. OPENING HOURS Monday, Wednesday and Friday 7am to 3.45 pm Saturday & Sunday 9am to 12noon (Last vehicle through at 11.45am) ​ ​ 10c Container Recycling Take your 10c containers to the Return-It Pod at the end of Mandalay end of Bottiger St in Nelly Bay (behind the school). To make your donation to Zero Waste use this code: C10196546. ​ ​ Batteries Deposit your household batteries in the bin at Foodworks , Sooning Street Nelly Bay. Return-It 10c Containers Refund Various locations Earn 10c on every acceptable container and donate it to a worthy local island organisation, or save it for something special. Either way you'll be helping the environment. Sign up to Return-It and visit our Facebook page for the next collection date where you can drop off your containers! Return-It Truck Pick Up Return-It will pick up your filled bag/box every Tuesday : 8am - 11am: At the old helipad on Nelly Bay Road, Nelly Bay. 12pm - 1pm: At the Men’s Shed: Horseshoe Bay Road, Horseshoe Bay, next to the skate park. PLEASE NOTE: Pick up times and capacity can change due to demand as the small truck fills up quickly. Return-It Bins Drop Off Bins and Pod Deposit your 10c containers 24/7 at: • The Return-IT bins at the Kindy, Sooning Street, Nelly Bay. • Return-It Pod for containers on Mandalay Street, Nellly Bay, at end of Bottiger Street, behind the school. To donate to Zero Waste use this code: C10196546. Batteries Foodworks Nelly Bay or the Tip Shop/Waste Transfer Station Cockle Bay Every battery has a different recycling journey . You can safely recycle nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride, lithium ion, nickel zinc and small sealed lead batteries. Just take them to Foodworks in Nelly Bay, or the Tip Shop at the Waste Transfer Station. Compost Various locations One way to save money (and landfill), is to reduce waste in your kitchen. How many food scraps do you put in the bin? Which left over dinner could you freeze and have for lunch another day? If all else fails there's always the compost before you throw it out. Your garden will also prosper! If you need a hand getting started, just contact us. Soft plastic Soft plastics CANNOT go into the yellow lid recycling bins Please use the REDcycle bins located at Coles and Woolworths stores Did you know that every single type of plastic is fully recyclable, yet according to Planet Ark, at least 20% of what is going to landfill in our general bin, could be recycled! Just wash it, collect it and drop it into the REDcycle bins located at Coles or Woolworths: Bread, pasta and rice bags Cereal box liners Biscuit packets Frozen food bags Ice cream wrappers Squeeze pouches Plastic sachets Bubble wrap Cling wrap Chocolate and muesli bar wrappers Silver-lined chip and cracker packets Confectionery bags Fresh produce bags Netting citrus bags Polypropylene bags Plastic film from grocery items like nappies and toilet paper Courier satchels Newspaper and magazine wrap Sturdy pet food bags Plastic bags from boutique/department stores Large sheets of plastic that furniture comes wrapped in (cut into pieces the size of an A3 sheet of paper first) Source: ecobin.com.au Glass Jars Try Facebook: See below for page suggestions Why send them to landfill when someone may need your left over glass jar for their next production of home-made jam? If you can't use them for storing screws, nails or odd bits, wash and save glass jars (with metal caps) and list them on Facebook. Ah, mango chutney! For all other glass items, try Vinnies, Facebook, or the Tip Shop. Dried Markers and Pens Try Facebook: See below for page suggestions A recycling program is making all brands of pens and markers 100% recyclable. TerraCycle reuses, upcycles and recycles waste instead of incinerating or landfilling it. Second Hand Clothes and Small Items Various locations Drop small items (other than clothes) at the Tip Shop at the Waste Transfer Station. Explore Vinnies in Nelly Bay for clothes and small household items. Second Hand Furniture, White Goods and Large Items MI Transfer Station and Tip Shop It may seem old and out of date to you, but it could be the perfect short term furniture that someone needs, a beer fridge for a shed, or a bed for the dog. Before you send it off to the tip, try the Facebook pages below, or ask at the Tip Shop before you Tip it. Metal, Wood and Plastic Try Facebook: See below for page suggestions You'd be amazed at how much metal, wood and plastic goes into landfill when someone could be able to reuse or re-purpose it. Try our Facebook pages below to sell your items or to give them away. You never know! Visit our page where you'll get great ideas of how to Zero Waste At Home Try Maggie Facebook pages! Magnetic Islanders are great recyclers of all manner of things! Whether you're wanting to get rid of something, or you need some left over roofing iron, bubble wrap or glass jars, all you need to do is to put the word out in a couple of places. First try asking on these Magnetic Island Facebook pages: ​ Zero Waste Magnetic Island Magnetic Island Freecycle Magnetic Island Buy/Swap/Sell Maggie Island Buy Swap and Sell Buy, Sell and Swap on Magnetic Island Magnetic Island Locals Buy And Sell Heading to Townsville? If you're heading to Townsville from Magnetic Island, here are some other handy ideas on how you can recycle, and purchase quality second hand goods: ​ Take your plastic milk bottle tops to Shed 3 at 15 Oonoonba Rd, Idalia . They will be shredded, melted and molded to make bowls, pot plant holders, outdoor furniture and all sorts of other useful items. Recycle everything from old print cartridges, batteries, pens and markers, to eWaste (computers, laptops, keyboards, cables, chargers and mobile phones etc.) at Officeworks in Charters Towers Road. Reef Recycling (Currajong TSV) recycle all drink containers approved under the QLD Containers for Change Scheme. 2/14 Keane St, Currajong, 4810 Return-It (Garbutt) - Unit 3/37-41 Mackley St, Garbutt, 4814 Ph: 07 3390 1377 Return-It (Condon) - 198 North Vickers Rd, Condon, 4815 Ph: 07 3390 1377 Townsville Demolitions : Their popular recycle yard has become a thriving marketplace for builders, renovators, home owners, gardeners, designers and artists. Renovate and build on a budget or find vintage pieces that aren’t available on the market. Townsville has a bunch of second hand furniture, antique shops and markets and Facebook pages such as Townsville Buy, Swap, Sell, Townsville Vintage Obsession - Share & Sell and Townsville Vintage Buy, Swap & Sell. ​ See WHAT & WHERE TO RECYCLE

  • CONTACT | zerowastemi.org.au

    Contact Us We'd love to hear from you! Simply fill in the form below and click on 'submit' and we will get back to you as soon as we can. How can we help? I'm a resident and I'd like to know more I have a business and I'd like to know more I'd like to become a member When are your next workshops/crafternoons/meetings? Other/General Enquiry Submit Thanks for getting in touch with us! We will get back to you shortly.

  • ZERO WASTE IDEAS | zerowastemi.org.au

    Magnetic Island TOO GOOD TO WASTE! There are so many things that you can do that will help us to become a zero waste island: ZERO WASTE AT HOME GO PLASTIC FREE! RECYCLE & EARN CASH LINKS & MORE INFORMATION RECYCLE & GET CREATIVE UPCYCLING? JOIN OUR MARKET STALL! WHAT & WHERE TO RECYCLE CHART You'll be surprised at all the items you can reuse and recycle on Magnetic Island! View/download the chart.

  • ABOUT | zerowastemi.org.au

    About us Zero Waste Magnetic Island is a group of passionate residents wanting to do something about the ever-increasing volumes of waste on Magnetic Island, which is part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. The group embraces a vision of preventing, reducing, reusing and recycling waste through community activities that are easy, appealing and fun to do. Zero Waste Magnetic Island is a voluntary working group of the Magnetic Island Community Development Association (MICDA). Everyone is welcome to join Zero Waste meetings and activities to share ideas and solutions. Find out more! ​ We are continually striving to find ways that we can become a zero waste island. You'll find links to detailed information on some of our initiatives below, or scroll down further and find some handy links and info. View/download our What & Where To Recycle chart, or visit our Magnetic Island Water Refill Stations Map. Alternatively, visit our Events and News page for our other activities, and to read our most recent newsletters. 2020 Zero Waste Magnetic Island Action Planning Workshop Report ​ View/download here 2020 Zero Waste Magnetic Island Resident Survey View/download here JOIN US TODAY! Links & extra info LIVING & SHOPPING Zero Waste Living: https://www.zerowasteliving.com.au/ Zero Waste Shopping: https://zerostore.com.au/ The Bionme Store: https://www.biome.com.au/ Responsible Cafes: https://responsiblecafes.org/ Plastic Free Townsville: https://www.plasticfreetownsville.org/ Plastic Free Places: https://www.plasticfreeplaces.org/ ​ RECYCLING & REPURPOSING Plastic Lid Recycling - Shed 3 at 15 Oonoonba Rd: https://shed3.com.au/lids4kids/ Terracycle: https://www.terracycle.com/en-AU Business Recycling Australia: https://businessrecycling.com.au Clothing Recycling: https://manrags.com.au/ ​ NETWORKS & MORE INFORMATION Zero Waste Network: https://www.zerowastenetwork.org.au/ Zero Waste Australia: https://zerowasteaustralia.org/ Yarra’s Zero Waste Map: https://www.yarracity.vic.gov.au/services/recycling-and-rubbish/Yarras-Zero-Waste-Map Queensland Communities in Transition: https://www.cleangrowthchoices.org/ Boomerang Alliance: https://www.boomerangalliance.org.au Australian Marine Debris Initiative - Tangaroa Blue: https://www.tangaroablue.org/