The town of Lismore is celebrating after recycling 64 per cent, or almost two thirds, of their household waste. Kevin Trustum, the City Council’s waste operations coordinator, said that 64 per cent works out to be over 25,000 tonnes of waste that has been saved in the last year. He also mentioned that the town’s rate of recycling has improved by 10 per cent from the previous financial year. “The increase in recycling rates results from a reduction in commercial Read More
Western Australia has taken a large step recently towards its goal of reducing landfill waste. Environment Minister Bill Marmion has officially approved the Waste Authority’s business plan to boost the state’s rate of recycling by 20 per cent over the next five years. This means that more than 50 per cent of the state’s waste would be recycled. Marmion, who has allotted $17.2 million in funding for the plan’s first year, said, “The state’s first waste strategy, Creating the Right Read More
Ferret, Australia’s manufacturing, industrial and mining directory, has been focusing a lot lately on finding practical ways for manufacturers to reduce packaging use and use more environmentally sustainable packaging materials in warehouses, factories and distribution centres. In addition to solutions such as using sustainably sourced raw materials and reusable bags, they are also keen to emphasise the benefits of considering what happens to the packaging during the disposal process. When it comes to conventional Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam packs, Ferret says Read More
Wendy Harmer, Editor-in-Chief of The Hoopla, is against excessive packaging, especially when it comes to food. Lollies wrapped in multiple layers of packaging, cheese slices that are individually wrapped, and plastic casings that require secateurs to open are the bane of her existence, and it makes her deeply concerned. Of course, this trend is seen not just for food and product wrappers, but also in many other aspects of the home. For example, so many people have cupboards full of Read More
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