Come along to The Atrium at Fed Square and meet the businesses, social enterprises, groups and communities championing zero waste and sustainability initiatives with information and products designed to help you lower the waste in your life while protecting the environment. Our exhibitors will be there from 10am – 4pm.
Food and coffee vans will be on site throughout the day, selected for their dedication to sustainability.
There will be no single-use takeaway packaging available including coffee cups. We enthusiastically encourage you to bring along your own clean containers and cutlery for food and keep cups for your coffees.
Green My Plate will be on site providing reusable plates and bowls, just in case those reusables are left at home.
Visit the Kids clothing swap where you’ll be able to drop off worn and beyond repair shoes at the Tread Lightly show recycling box. We ask you to double check accepted shoes on their website prior to the festival.
Below is the stall lineup for this years festival:
AusPen makes refillable whiteboard markers with replacement parts, designed to combat waste in the classroom. Founded over 20 years ago, the idea was born from two entrepreneurs seeing whiteboard markers constantly going to waste in their children’s classroom.
Produce all natural products for skin, hair and home that are lovingly handmade in Naarm / Melbourne with locally sourced, certified organic and vegan ingredients in plastic-free packaging (that can be returned for a refill discount too!)
A volunteer led non-profit initiative providing the tools and education needed to repair and care for your home and belongings. They believe everyone deserves the right to build and repair the things they own – not just those who can afford the tools.
Youth period pants by Emren The Label. They make first periods simple for parents and carers and empowering, assured and a little luxurious for the young menstruators in their lives. Emren is Australian owned, Australian made and use Australian grown and milled cotton.
Innocent Earth offers a carefully curated collection of simple, beautiful, low waste, earth-friendly products to help us all reduce waste and single use plastics. Sourced from Australian designers, artisans and businesses who adhere to the highest standards of environmental and social ethics.
Your mobile pantry on wheels. Enjoy high quality pantry products, with a focus on Australian first, without the packaging delivered straight to your door and available at markets. BYO containers encouraged.
Based on ancient Indigenous wisdom, Wayapa Wuurrk combines earth mindfulness, storytelling, an embodiment practice and taking action to look after the planet to create a unique modality that is perfect for every human being. Have a yarn with the Wayapa Wuurrk Practitioners to learn more!
Open Table shares free food what would otherwise be wasted with people in need. Food is rescued, lovingly prepared and shared at our community lunches and free food markets. They also run informative workshops, cooking classes and demonstrations that focus on practical ways to inspire others to reduce food waste.
Dodgy Paper is hand-made, recycled Artists Paper. Made by Artists for Artists. Dodgy takes things as far ranging as candy wrappers and fine art printing paper, transforming them into gorgeous hand made paper.
Billy Bubbles will put a bubble in your beverage and keep your bin, bare from any unnecessary waste. Your local soda maker gas delivery service where nothing is used once and soda makers are repaired for free. Swap your empty gas bottles for new!
The Arthly Box is a small Melbourne based business which promotes small-batch, eco-friendly, and practical handmade products through curated boxes. Their aim is to support small and upcoming businesses and build a sustainable footprint locally and globally.
Empowering communities, up-cycling materials, starting conversations, making bags with the aim of shifting society’s throw away mentality to a more sustainable revolution of re-use, one community, needle and thread at a time!
Specialist modern cloth nappy shop operating in Melbourne since 2003. Providing information and advice on choosing and using cloth nappies, stocking lots of reusable nappy brands, plus a great range of training pants, products, and swim nappies.
Fixable is a free online community for all things repair and reuse. It’s a platform where you can find a fixer to save your stuff, help other people, discover or organise and promote repair/reuse events, join discussions, teach, learn, ask questions, trade spare parts and more.
The Party Kit Network is passionate about helping to make parties more sustainable. They aim to prevent tonnes of plastic and paper partyware entering the environment by supplying party organisers with an alternative, while raising awareness that reusables can be easier, cheaper and a lot more fun.
SisterWorks offer offer a variety of sustainable and eco-friendly products and crafts created by migrant and refugee women. They provide training and workshops that can lead them to financial stability.
For the past 40 years The Werribee River Association has worked with land and water managers to help build the biodiversity of the Werribee River ecosystem, and to support the iconic platypus. They use education and engagement to connect and protect the waterways and environment in the west.
The team at Plastic Oceans Australasia are on a mission to change the world’s attitude to plastic in a generation to create ‘a wave of change’ to hasten the reduction. Visit their stall to learn how you can join their Picnic’s Unwrapped challenge and take the lead to help change people’s behaviour around single-use plastic.
Australian-owned and operated company, committed to bringing you truly sustainable and eco-conscious products. From their organic certifications and standards to a commitment to the growers and producers of their products, they hope to do better for the earth.
Rolla Bottle is the original roll small water bottle. It stands tall and functions like a traditional water-bottle when in use and rolls super small when empty. Compact and lightweight it’s everything you want in a water bottle rolled pocket sized.
BeachPatrol and sister program LoveOurStreets are litter collection volunteer groups. They use data gathered from clean ups used in their app to advocate for changes that will reduce litter by raising awareness and working with local and state government to address this issue.
BYO Containers is here to make it easier for customers to find locations that will accept reusables via their map. They provide helpful resources for businesses ready to jump on the #BYOC movement and make the shift from single-use to reuse.
Ecyo provide waste free cleaning pods to help eliminate single use plastic! Their range includes bathroom spray, multipurpose spray, hard floor cleaner, window cleaner, antibacterial spray and more. Ecyo are a Festival Sponsor.
Ballarat based business specialising in kids & adult eco workshops, sustainability consultations and sustainable Australian-made play resources. They are passionate about seeing families, kinders, schools, businesses reduce their footprint while learning & having fun.
Precious Plastic Monash are multidisciplinary students from Monash Uni. Their goal is to tackle and provide solutions to the growing presence of plastic pollution, educating the community to think global and act local with the help of their Integration Unit recycling machine.
Reef safe & plastic free sunscreen! No more sticky, smelly, greasy, white paint sunscreen. A 4-in-1 moisturiser, primer, Vitamin E treatment kinda sunscreen. With a fully aluminium tube makes it easy to recycle.
Climate Hug is a non-profit organisation providing young people with multiple avenues to support eco-emotions. Our purpose is to create better mental health outcomes via climate action for 12-30 year-olds who are impacted by the climate emergency.
From the gentle giants to its smallest creatures, Sea Shepherd’s mission is to protect all marine life species living in our oceans. They have defended whales, dolphins, seals, sharks, penguins, turtles, fish, krill and aquatic birds from poaching, unsustainable fishing, habitat destruction, and exploitive captivity.
Have you ever wondered what happens to your empty printer cartridges after you’ve recycled them? The result is Lousy Ink’s 100% recycled ink. In 2017 founders and artists, Mike Eleven and Oli Ruskidd, decided to combine their love of art and community to draw attention to the tonnes of ‘waste ink’ in the world and lack of a sustainable solution.
Old shoes beyond repair? Bring them to the TreadLightly shoe recycling drop off box. This new national recycling initiative is working closely with Australia’s top sporting and active lifestyle brands to recycle unwanted sports and active lifestyle shoes to give them new life as useful products like retail flooring, anti-fatigue mats, gym and playground surfaces. By giving consumers, retailers and manufacturers the means to take real action, they are providing a local solution to the global waste problem and making it easier than ever before for us all to tread lightly.
Accepted shoes only: Athletic Lifestyle Shoes, Any Sports Branded Shoes, Thongs And Slides, Football Boots, Leather Sports Shoes, Hiking Boots, Sneakers, Runners, Golf Shoes, Gumboots. Visit their website to find out what is not accepted.
Food and Drink
Our awesome food vendors encourage visitors to remember BYO clean containers to collect their tasty meals in. Bring along your reusable cutlery and cloth serviettes for a truly zero waste experience.
The Corner Store Network Coffee Van will provide festival goers with cups of their ethical and environmental coffee alongside other beverages. BYO clean cups encouraged.
Palestinian food truck serving fresh to order falafel wraps, salad, chips, fatteh, and musabbaha. Remember those clean reusable containers.
The Kynd Butcher will have you sorted for your Plant Based needs! Showcasing alternate and wholefood burgers and sausages, alongside veggie patties, and zucchini sliders. They’ll have your taste buds satisfied.
Wallop Water provides clean, safe water stations for events. Bring your own bottles for refills and stay hydrated.
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