Highly Commended: Wasteless | Repurposing household waste into beautiful, desireable objects

Project Team:

Milla Wormald , Sophie Paravia , Caitlin Squire , Grace Reeves , Luana Murray


New Idea

Social Purpose

Responsible Consumption & Production

What is the problem you found?

In Australia and other parts of the world so much goes to waste, damaging our oceans, land and waterways and creating hazardous landfill. Many people are looking to make ethical and responsible choices when it comes to disposing and recycling waste, but for many items that cannot be put in the recycling bin, such as clothes and shoes, it is not easy to find an ethical way of disposal. 

What is your opportunity?

How might we repurpose household waste into desirable objects?

Who is your audience?

Householders and businesses who are looking for an ethical way to dispose of unwanted items.

What Is Your Solution?

Wasteless Social Enterprise turns everyday household waste that will end up in landfill into beautiful, unique objects such as art and sculptures. The funds raised from the sale of these items will pay for the resources needed to pick up household and commercial waste and convert it into useable materials for artists to then use. For example, HDPE plastic used for water bottles and lids can be melted down, without emitting dangerous fumes, and then shaped into jewellery. 

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Environmental Impact Challenge

Challenge Partners


AEG Trinity North


South Australia