Bendigo environmental activist Lily Watson hopes Australia can develop ways to change its attitude toward recycling.
After developing a passion for nature and the environment over a number of years, Ms Watson launched her blog last year.
She has since been invited to a kindergarten to help spread positive messages about the environment.
"There's a lot of schools that implement (environmental studies) in their educations but some don't," she said.
"You can't blame kids and adults who aren't educated (for not caring for the environment) because they just don't know. So getting that (message) in the education system needs to happen.
"People think people like me are a 'greenies', that's not what I'm trying to get across. I might be a 'greenie' because I care about the Earth but it is something we should all be caring about."
Ms Watson also hopes to see more stores in Victorian reducing the amount of plastic they use.
"The main stores have got rid of plastic bags but still have produce bags that are plastic, they still put (fruits) in a hard plastic container wrapped in soft plastic.
"Getting rid of that extra plastic will eliminate so much unnecessary waste in landfills.
"There's a lot of European countries that use waste to burn and create energy with no emissions. Doing something like that in Australia will completely change how we work."
Ms Watson's message comes as Labor announced that, if successful at the federal election, it will invest $290 million to cut waste, tackle plastic use and boost recycling to ensure a cleaner Australia for future generations.
The waste plan will also see a national ban on lightweight, single use plastic bags and microbeads from 2021.
Federal member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters said active community members like Ms Watson had already begun campaign for the plastic bag ban.
"This is an issue that is raised every time I visit a school in the Bendigo electorate," she said. "Our young people are very passionate about the environment.
"Federal Labor wants to be leaders in this battle and have announced a national plan to tackle waste in our country, ban plastic bags and introduce a container recycling system."
"A national ban on plastic products like microbeads and single-use plastic bags will protect our wildlife and waterways, and reduce waste."
The Liberal candidate for Bendigo Sam Gayed was contacted for comment.
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