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Commonwealth Shining Light on Recycling and Plastic Pollution

The appointment of a new Environment Minister for Waste Reduction and special envoy for the Great Barrier Reef committed to stopping plastic pollution is a...
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Fed Election 2019: Where the three Key Political Parties stand on Plastics and Recycling

The Boomerang Alliance released a scorecard below on key party recycling and plastic pollution policies and we call for a greater effort on plastic pollution....
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Fed Election 2019: Plastic Pollution - Why helping our Pacific neighbours is important

Many Asian countries are amongst the biggest contributors when it comes to plastic pollution of the Pacific. They include China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand...
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Aus Electoral Commission (AEC) voting material posted in ‘greenwashed biodegradable' plastic wrap

A recent mailout to all voters from the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has ironically highlighted a key issue that our federal politicians need to address...
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BA joins 20 countries in Clean Planet global action against drink container pollution

With global annual consumption of drink containers reaching 2 trillion, BA joined forces with environment groups in 20 countries across five continents to call for...
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Fed Election 2019: Phase-out single use plastics next step in tackling plastic pollution

Most countries, including Australia, have recognised the threats posed by marine plastic litter. Estimates show that at current rates of littering there will be more...
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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...
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'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...
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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...
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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...
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