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Thousands sign up for green bins ahead of expansion to Belconnen

Thousands sign up for green bins ahead of expansion to Belconnen

More than 20,000 Canberrans have signed up for a green waste bin but trash pack operators are feeling the sting.

  • by Elliot Williams

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Canberra could take lead for waste solutions, director says
Energy

Canberra could take lead for waste solutions, director says

The state director of the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre said a new technology could be a game changer for recycling in the capital.

  • by Andrew Brown
'Oh, just burying my waste': confessions of a Perth eco-experimenter
Opinion
Opinion

'Oh, just burying my waste': confessions of a Perth eco-experimenter

Put down the bag and back away from the Woolworths employee. It's time you found another solution for your binbag problem. Here, I'll help you.

  • by Emma Young
Greens call for ban on plastic straws, single-use bags

Greens call for ban on plastic straws, single-use bags

All single-use plastic shopping bags and straws would be banned under an ambitious new Greens policy.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
WA agency abandoned contaminated site checks, but told no one: report
Waste

WA agency abandoned contaminated site checks, but told no one: report

Sites were found potentially contaminated with asbestos, cyanide and arsenic. The agency failed to report, delayed clean-ups and stopped checking further sites.

  • by Emma Young
Brisbane leads country in stopping coffee cups from going into landfill
Brisbane

Brisbane leads country in stopping coffee cups from going into landfill

The River City has the highest number of businesses registered with Responsible Cafes, an organisation advocating for reusable coffee cups.

  • by Toby Crockford
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Millions of plastic pieces choking Port Phillip Bay

Millions of plastic pieces choking Port Phillip Bay

An estimated 800 million bits of rubbish are flowing into Port Phillip Bay annually from just two rivers.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
Senate push for national plastic ban in five years
Waste

Senate push for national plastic ban in five years

A Senate inquiry into Australia's recycling crisis has delivered a report recommending a ban on single-use plastics within five years. 

  • by Jenny Noyes
Forget the price tag: ‘pay what you feel’ that tomato is worth
Waste

Forget the price tag: ‘pay what you feel’ that tomato is worth

We trust you: Customers will name their own prices at a new Thornbury supermarket.

  • by Carolyn Webb
First Perth council to trial food compost system claims big success
City life

First Perth council to trial food compost system claims big success

All other three-bin systems in Perth only allow residents to put in garden waste, not food waste.

  • by Emma Young
'Normally I'd just throw the plastic bags away': Customer shift has retailers ditching plastic
Retail

'Normally I'd just throw the plastic bags away': Customer shift has retailers ditching plastic

The nation's biggest supermarket chains are one step closer to ditching all single-use plastic shopping bags, with Woolworths phasing them out on Wednesday.

  • by Peter Hannam