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Fit the Bill: Plastic waste will choke the world if not combatted

My sadly deceased younger son Joe (died 2 January 2018) was a dedicated scuba diver. Joe, who suffered from rather bad ADHD, loved the ocean and sea life.

Infinite plastic recycling facility coming to Queanbeyan

Enviro-tech startup Samsara Eco will open the R&D facility at the Poplars Innovation Precinct, Jerrabomberra, in late 2024.

ACT single-use plastics ban: phase three

Phase three of the ACT’s single-use plastics ban came into effect this weekend; heavyweight bags will be banned in January.

Babies get PFAS chemicals with their milk

Babies are getting potentially harmful PFAS chemicals with their milk and may also be drawing down on the stores in their mothers' bodies, a conference in Adelaide has heard.

Plastic straws will be banned from July

From 1 July, single-use plastic straws, cotton buds with plastic sticks, and all oxo-degradable plastics will be banned in the ACT.

How to avoid greenwashing on Global Recycling Day

Reduce, reuse, recycle… It’s certainly a catchy mantra, but is the ‘recycled’ ideology nothing more than a myth to ease consumer guilt?

Canberra’s public events will be plastic-free

In what has been described as an Australian first, the Royal Canberra Show and other public events would be plastic-free.

To the editor: Plastic waste must be cut

It was disturbing to read that incredibly nearly all (84 per cent) of Australia’s 2.5 million tonnes of plastic waste ends up in landfill each year.

ANU’s greatest minds achieving world-first plastic solution

“If we’re determined to solve the plastic crisis, we need to start with where the problem lies, which is how it’s made and recycled,” says Paul Riley, CEO and Co-Founder of Australian...

Plastics ban and other sustainable initiatives begin this week

The government is banning single-use plastics, encouraging responsible dog ownership, and rolling out free bulky waste collection.

ACT’s single use plastics ban legislation to be introduced this week

Under the Plastic Reduction Bill, plastic cutlery, drink stirrers and polystyrene food containers will be banned in the ACT from 1 July 2021.

ACT phase-out of single-use plastics to begin July 2021

The implementation of the ACT Government’s staged single-use plastics ban, will now begin on the 1 July 2021.