Keynote Speaker

Erin Rhoads - Towards a Zero Waste Life - 11am


Erin Rhoads has been blogging about her plastic-free/zero-waste journey since 2013. It is a popular eco-lifestyle website. Erin is a prominent commentator on plastic-free/zero-waste living.

Erin is on a mission to engage with individuals to redefine what waste is and how to create less of it:

‘Through my pursuit to live plastic-free and zero-waste, I’ve learnt to eat real food, discovered new skills, cut down my exposure to harmful chemicals, found joy in moments over things and simplified my life, while saving money.’

Erin is the author of the bestselling book Waste Not: make a difference by throwing away less, published in 2018. She was a consultant on the Australian version of War on Waste on ABC TV and is a regular commentator for ABC Radio. She has featured on BBC World, The Project, Sunrise, Marie Claire, Australian Women’s Weekly, The Age, The Guardian, Peppermint and many more.

Erin is also founder of Plastic Bag Free Victoria and Zero Waste Victoria.

Join one of Australia’s best known plastic-free/zero-waste speakers as Erin lifts the lid on how she reduced her rubbish over four years to a single jar! She will describe the plastic-free experiment that transformed her life into a zero-waste existence and share tips on how to reduce the amount of plastic in your life.

Let Erin show you how living with less plastic and waste leads to a happier and healthier lifestyle.