To celebrate the second amazing War on Waste series, we hosted a last minute get together at Bondi’s Bucket List bar where we screened the last episode of War on Waste and held a panel discussion. It was a busy evening, with over 100 people coming along.
We had a great panel of guests including;
- Sarah Wilson from I Quit Sugar
- Andy Marks – Impact Producer, behavioural change expert and all-round positive change agent
- Harriet Spark – founder of successful community group, Operation Straw, as featured in Episode 1
- Jane Turner – owner of Gertrude & Alice Cafe Bookstore one of the first to join Responsible Cafes
Our very own Rachel Draper hosted the panel discussion and asked our guests various questions about their personal waste reducing actions, how customers have reacted to business changes and what they see the future of waste looking like. It was interesting hearing different opinions from the panel – from a business, community group and corporate perspective – but it was clear that more needs to be done to tackle Australia’s waste.
After the screening we held a quiz, asking the audience to correctly answer waste facts from previous War on Waste episodes. Prizes included Sol and Cheeki coffee cups and bottles, drinks and photography vouchers, and I Quit Sugar books.
The War on Waste really helped establish Responsible Cafes and after the first series we went from 400 cafes to 2000 cafes in the space of a few months! The series has really made waste issues a talking point for everyone which is a brilliant way to changing consumer and business behaviours.
Thank you to The Bucket List, our amazing panellists and to everyone that came along to watch The War on Waste with us – it was a fantastic event.