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Resource Work Cooperative

We are a Tasmanian based not-for profit self-funding worker’s cooperative that aims to: provide sustainable employment opportunities, connect with and educate the community about waste to improve sustainability and reduce waste going to landfill . Our education program invites you to join on one of our tours or workshops at the South Hobart Tip Shop.

Current Events

Past Events

  • Between Friday 3 June 2022 and Friday 22 July 2022
    Join artist, maker, ecologist and science communicator, Bindi, for this skill sharing workshop into coiled basket making. Participants will learn the basics of processing non-native plants into usable fibres, and by using natural and reclaimed fibres, start making a basket to take home.
    Resource Tip Shop Education Centre
  • Between Saturday 4 June 2022 and Thursday 21 July 2022
    Join us for a guided tour of how we operate to reduce, recycle and reimagine waste through salvaging, receiving, repairing and selling goods. You’ll learn about e-waste, timber reclamation, collectables, how we operate as a co-op and more!
    Resource Tip Shop
  • Between Saturday 25 June 2022 and Wednesday 20 July 2022
    Explore the senses of sight, sound and touch by selecting a variety of reclaimed materials to attach to an individual or group designed board. This workshop is aimed at encouraging curiosity, investigation and tactile development while learning about different types of materials that end up as waste. A great family based activity for all ages.
    Resource Tip Shop Education Centre
  • Monday 11 July 2022
    Join Recycle Create Play and make musical instruments from everyday objects that would otherwise end up in waste while learning about recycling and the art of music. Children will make musical instrument to take home, and get to finish this activity with a tip shop jam session. Suitable for ages 5 – 10 yrs. BYO 1 x 1.25 litre plastic soft drink bottle with a lid.
    Resource Tip Shop Education Centre
  • Tuesday 12 July 2022
    Let us introduce the world of decomposers and how the Resource Tip Shop helps reduce waste that nature’s recyclers cannot. By the end of this activity children will use reclaimed materials to make their own decomposer to take home. Ages 5 yrs +.
    Resource Tip Shop Education Centre
  • Saturday 23 July 2022
    Get involved in plastic free July by making your own set of reusable bags. Using reclaimed fabrics and fibres, participants will learn basic sewing skills to design and make their own bags to take home that can be used next time
    Resource Tip Shop Education Centre