Women Against Waste

Our Mission:


Save the planet.

You can’t do everything; but you can do something.

We’re making it easier for women to share quality unwanted personal & household items; keeping stuff out of landfill & money in pockets.

Women Against Waste events are easily great for you, people & the planet.

Women Against Waste Team

Our Story

In the beginning we wanted to help you re-home unwanted clothes + accessories, save money & reduce your impact on the planet by sharing items within your community.

But what started as a women’s clothes swap has become so much more.

Women Against Waste events make it easy for you to:
> swap & donate more than just clothes & accessories
> responsibly manage hard to recycle items
> repair items you’d love to use but can’t
> learn how to live consciously & waste free

… all while supporting local, national and international community groups and charities. Come join us. We’re doing it for the kids, each other & the planet.

As featured on these podcasts

“Every day people in every day households, learning to make easy sustainability decisions”.
WAW Founder Tania Goranitis on the Art of Decluttering podcast.

Our next events

Spring 2019

Ballarat, Warragul, Traralgon, Sale & Bairnsdale

Women Against Waste are proud to partner with local women in these communities to bring a Women Against Waste Event to Ballarat, Warragul, Traralgon, Sale and Bairnsdale.


How it Works

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You can bring a range of personal and household items to swap with other attendees. Each event has a different range of items you can bring, so check your event listing for specific details.

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All items which are left behind after each event are donated to specific charity and community groups locally, nationally and internationally - keeping them out of landfill.



We know you have drawers filled with hard to recycle items. We’re able to collect some on the day; check your event for which ones.

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Sometimes the only reason you’re not wearing a piece of clothing is because you can’t mend it. We have volunteers on hand to help you with a busted seam or hemming.

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It’s amazing what small changes we can all make at home to reduce our impact on the planet. We’ll help you learn what you can do easily at home.

See it in action. Check out our last event in Bairnsdale below.

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Our Impact

We can’t do it all; but we should all do what we can.
In this our third year, we pride ourselves in doing our small part in helping the planet by making it easier for you to do yours.


charities, community groups & recycling services supported

Local, national and international organisations supported with donations of goods and financial contributions.



In 2019 we delivered events into 5 different communities in Victoria.


women involved - and counting

Each event grows to support more women to swap, donate, recycle, mend & learn.

And we’re only just getting started, with plans to expand into communities around Australia in 2020.


October 2018

The WAW event is a highlight on my calendar because everyone wins! Such a great resource for our community.

Vanessa Medling - Paynesville


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