Sustainability means that the environmental, social and economic resources we have today are used in such a way that they are not depleted for future generations. (United Nations Environment Programme, 1992).
The Town of Mosman Park is actively taking steps to ensure our precious environment ‘between the river and the sea’ is protected. The Town is implementing a range of activities in the following areas of sustainability; natural assets (bush, beach, and foreshore), waste, water, energy and climate change.
The Town of Mosman Park Environmental Framework (2009) consolidates Council’s current environmental sustainability initiatives and provides direction for future goals and strategies.
Our society produces an enormous amount of waste. As our population grows and we consume more materials, we inevitably produce more waste. Resources are extracted from the earth to create products, which we then dispose of and either bury or pump out to sea.
In WA, about 75% of total waste is disposed of in landfill. Since 2000, waste to landfill has increased by almost 40%. The recycling rate is about 25%. We need to reduce waste going to landfill and increase recycling through the three Rs – Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.
Free Earth Carers Courses are held regularly for western suburbs residents giving you the knowledge and skills to confidently live with less waste.
The course runs for five sessions over three weeks. A recent participant said “Earth Carers has been my springboard into all sorts of aspects of living more sustainably, particularly in getting to know more people locally”. Visit the Earth Carers website to find out when the next course will be held.
For information on the Town’s Waste and Recycling, click here.
For information on the Town’s Mixed and Green Waste Verge Collection, click here.
We can close the waste ‘loop’ by recycling organic waste at home. For fact sheets on composting, worm farming, bokashi [Composting] and green cleaning, go to the Western Metropolitan Regional Council (WMRC) website by clicking here.