EASL Professional Development Sessions offer the opportunity to visit facilities throughout the region to hear from key people involved in sustainability education and see what’s happening in their space. There is time to network and swap knowledge, tips and challenges with everyone else in the room as well as learn from guest presenters.
These meetings welcome anyone involved in the sustainability learning community to attend (staff, parents, broader family members, volunteers and students).
Sessions are currently online due to COVID-19 but under normal circumstances locations will rotate around the Eastern Region (Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges) with a different topic each term. There are no restrictions on attending sessions in the other municipalities.
See how everyday materials are sorted, reprocessed and made ready for a new life.
Enjoy a presentation about how a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) separates used packaging into material type ready for reprocessing. You’ll also learn about the dos and don'ts of recycling, such as remembering to leave the lid on your plastic bottles and why.
Then see the MRF in action, as a series of conveyor belts, material specific machines, manual sorters and massive trommels make light work of separating 340 tonnes of mixed used packaging a day.
This event is free for attendees within the EASL council region e.g. Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges. Attendees will receive a Certificate meeting professional development requirements set by VIT registration.