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Thanks to Nichelle Lyster, Larissa Rose, and Greg Howell on the waste management team, the GWC’s zero waste efforts led to a 98% diversion ratio thus avoiding 207 kg of trash to the landfill. This was a 10% improvement in diversion over the 2018 GWC! The event had six separate waste streams/bins with each one having a unique co-benefit. Nearly 93 kg of organic compost went to Southern Cross University’s ‘Fly to Feed’ program whereby Black Soldier Flies breakdown the organic matter. The NevHouse bin had 365 pieces of plastic at 7 kg that will be used to make new recycled plastic housing materials. Tomra/Envirobank collection weighed in at 28 kg and the money gleaned from 183 bottles and cans were donated to the Landcare Australia bushfire relief campaign. In addition to Greg Howell and his team’s waste sorting and recording efforts, Nichelle Lyster prepared a zero-waste presentation that was shared with vendors and volunteers to strengthen collaborative diversion efforts.