Do you have an thought to transform rags into riches or scrap wood into spare income? Head together to a community workshop on Wednesday 8 September to share your business thought and get help.

This totally free and interactive workshop is being held from 10am to 2pm on Wednesday 8 September at the Rockhampton SmartHub, and is getting sent by Rockhampton Regional Council in partnership with Central Queensland College.

Waste and Recycling Councillor Shane Latcham invited anyone with a resourceful waste solution to come together.

“Council is presently working with CQU to establish plans for a potential ‘Upcycle Village’ at the Lakes Creek Street Waste Management Facility,” Cr Latcham mentioned.

“This idea is all about seeking at approaches to recover precious methods from the squander stream and give them new daily life, relatively than deliver them to sit in landfill.

“I’m guaranteed there are a ton of genuinely inventive ideas in our community. If this is an place the place you see option, this workshop is a amazing probability to genuinely build your thought.”

CQUniversity Social Innovation System Manager Steve Williams said the group workshop was a prospect to get inventive about squander solutions.

“The Upcycle Village has the prospective to host to social enterprises, that is firms for a social goal, using waste and building revenue streams from people 50,000 tonnes of squander heading into landfill in Rockhampton Location,” he explained.

“We’re all acquainted with the principle of a suggestion store diverting waste and creating an income, but this workshop is a likelihood for folks interested in business progress, to truly structure new goods and new revenues, from resources that are at present likely straight into the ground.

“Rockhampton Region Squander and Recycling has by now finished great perform to keep track of and establish what the squander streams coming in are, and now the neighborhood can share their knowledge and insight about alternatives to make prosperity, and social gain, from waste.

“Thanks to the Queensland Govt and the Queensland Social Organization Council, CQUni is thrilled to be functioning with Rockhampton Regional Council to assistance go toward a more round financial system,” Mr Williams explained.

Jim Callan is the founder of Upcycle CQ, a social enterprise demanding younger people today to mature their skills although acquiring new purposes for waste goods.

The previous CQUniversity Small business lecturer claims the Upcycle Village venture will support encourage locals to get resourceful about addressing unsustainable use, and he’s looking forward to the workshop.

“Thinking about substitute approaches to use squander completely triggers creative imagination,” Mr Callan mentioned.

“Working with younger people, you present them with the difficulty or the product we want to divert from landfill and they’ll style all kinds of methods.

“They just have to have the prospect and the neighborhood guidance to do it, which is why I’m so energized about Upcycle CQ and the Upcycle Village.”

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