Waste Wise is a forward-thinking program inspiring Victorians to minimise waste and maximise the efficient use of valuable resources. A waste wise event is one that takes responsibility for Waste Management by adopting sound purchasing and packaging policies, waste and recycling collection services and Clean Up practices. The program is managed by Sustainability Victoria. Key benefits include reducing waste, litter and associated costs; and contributing to a sustainable future. A waste wise event will aim to divert the maximum amount of material from being sent to landfill.
The Lara Produce Festival is committed to being a Waste Wise certified event, utilising good recycling and waste reduction systems. These strategies include
· Avoiding waste and litter where possible
· Promoting reusable instead of disposable packaging
· Promoting sustainable waste management systems to event goers