The War On Waste with Craig Reucassel


7 years ago, The ABC’s groundbreaking environmental series War On Waste firmly placed the nation’s attention on Australia’s waste issues and solutions.

It sparked local and national systems change in the country. This year the award-winning series returned with a new season highlighting how far Australia has come in the war on plastic, food and fashion waste.

The new season investigated recycling in Australia, brought to light new waste topics, challenged the lack of corporate accountability towards their own waste and explored what government can do to curb the waste tide. And most importantly the season provides straightforward solutions to help us all shift the status quo with Australia’s waste crisis.

Join Craig Reucassel, host and producer of ABC TV’s War On Waste and Nina Gbor, Director Circular Economy & Waste Program at the Australia Institute, for a discussion on how we can all turn the tide to resolve Australia’s waste crisis as individuals, within communities and with our local and national government.


  • Craig Reucassel is an Australian writer, comedian and documentary maker who is best known for his work with The Chaser and for going through your bins on War on Waste. Craig and a group of university mates founded The Chaser newspaper, which led to a number of ABC TV Chaser programs including The Election Chaser, CNNNN, The Chaser’s War on Everything, Yes We Canberra, The Hamster Wheel and the satirical consumer affairs show The Checkout. In 2017, 2018 and 2023 he presented the multi-award winning ABC TV series War on Waste. In 2020, Craig presented the ABC TV climate documentary series’ ‘Fight for Planet A’ and ‘Big Weather (and how to survive it)’. He was the Director of the feature documentary ‘Big Deal: Is our democracy for sale?’
  • Nina Gbor is the founder of Eco Styles and the Director Circular Economy & Waste Program at the Australia Institute. She is a sustainability educator, speaker, consultant and eco stylist working with media, councils, organisations, community groups and schools to create a holistic and environmentally sustainable future in Australia with a focus on circular economy and systems change. Nina holds a Masters in International Development at University of Bristol, U.K. She designed and ran short courses in sustainable fashion & textiles at RMIT University in Melbourne and now guest lectures in ethical & sustainable fashion at universities and colleges in Australia and abroad. Nina has worked on a number of successful campaigns and projects around circularity and waste reduction. She is an impact consultant and guest contributor on ABC TV’s award-winning environmental tv show, War On Waste. Nina founded Clothes Swap & Style, a clothing exchange platform that teaches and works with councils and community groups to reduce fashion & textile waste to landfill in Australia by swapping.


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