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Recycling and waste management take centre stage as Election approaches
The Boomerang Alliance and its 48 national, state and local NGOs allies have welcomed recycling and plastic pollution taking centre stage, albeit briefly, in the...
'Biodegradable' plastic bag 'carries shopping' after 3 years in soil and sea
A new study has exposed so-called 'biodegradable plastic bags' as nothing but complete greenwash. After submerging these eco-sensitive shopping bags in soil and water over...
Fed Election 2019: How to make Australia a recycling nation
Image credit: Freepik We produce too much waste and do too little recycling in Australia. A National Recycling Industry Development Program would boost the economy...
Coles' plastic reusable food container range 'not worthy of any acclaim'
On Tuesday, Coles cheerily announced their new 'Fresh Food Container Program', claiming it will 'help customers reduce food and plastic waste at home, helping their...
Fed Election 2019: Packaging and a Stronger Product Stewardship Act
We buy it, use it briefly and throw plastic away into landfill or as litter. Only a small proportion, usually collected through kerbside collections, actually...
Coca-Cola Aus will manufacture 70% bottles with recycled plastic
Following announced measures to tackle plastic pollution including phasing out plastic straws for paper back in January, Coca-Cola Amatil have doubled their commitment to sustainable...
FED ELECTION 2019: Our Key Issues for the Federal Election
Image credit: John Cameron As in previous elections, the 2019 Federal election is an opportunity to get a new government, of whatever persuasion, to...
FED ELECTION 2019: ALP Recycling and Waste Policy is a start...but needs more bite
Over the weekend, Bill Shorten proudly announced Labor's recycling and waste strategy. Under the proposed legislation, an ALP Federal Government will introduce national bans on lightweight,...
FED ELECTION 2019: 5 key measures to build a sustainable industry
Thanks to an overwhelming reliance on ‘go-slow’ review processes and voluntary action, Australia's strategy for a sustainable future is leaving us behind the rest of the...
Could disease-carrying bacteria on plastics spell problems for human health?
Studies from the University of Stirling have found dangerous pathogens 'hitch-hiking' on plastic litter and microplastics washed up on beaches around Scotland. The discovery of...