Connecting with nature is one of the best ways to learn about zero-waste

11 January 2016

Veena Sahajwalla headed to Coffs Harbour to launch the latest installation by The Frugal Forest,  a project that connects with nature and involves artists, musicians, scientists, schools and community across the Mid North Coast.

The Frugal Forest Project aims to create an intricately detailed forest installation entirely from stuff that was headed for the dump. Why? Because nothing is wasted in the forest, and we could really learn from that.

To date more than 1,000 people have contributed, from making leaf litter to designing massive palm trees, creating soundscapes and videos. The group’s aim is to create an arresting and immersive forest installation made entirely from stuff that was headed for landfill.

Their simple message, the forest is a living example of an endlessly sustainable zero-waste system, in which waste is an opportunity and there’s no such thing as a dump. In a world of dwindling resources and a growing waste problem, we could learn a lot from that.

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