Waste

Litterers Anonymous

Friday, 17 June 2011

Watch as Derryn Hinch runs a Litterers Anonymous meeting with Lara Bingle, John Jarratt, Nick Giannopoulos, Tania Zaetta and Russell Gilbert.

If you have a littering problem, join the Litterers Anonymous One Step Program and put your rubbish in the bin. litterersanonymous.org.au

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The seven deadly sins of smoking

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Cigarettes don't just stop at your health when reaping damage...

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Carbon farming is on-track

Friday, 29 October 2010

The Federal government is following-through with one of its 'green' election promises - the establishment of a national carbon credits system.

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A smokey mountain of waste

Thursday, 10 November 2011

G writer Caitlin reflects on the responsibilities of waste management after a visit to Smokey Mountain II, a waste dump on the outskirts of Manila in the Philippines, where ingenuity and recycling is a survival skill and a livelihood.

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Teeny Weeny KeepCup

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Moving toward a sustainable solution to fit every coffee quandary, KeepCup have introduced the quaint 4oz KeepCup especially for espresso, piccolo, ristretto and macchiato drinkers.

Keep Australia Beautiful Week

Keep Australia Beautiful Week

August 22 – 28

Affectionately known as KAB week, this year the principal sponsor Hungry Jack’s ‘Bag it and Bin it’ program will see themed tray liners to remind the public of the need to dispose of their packaging waste responsibly. You might also like to use the week to get involved with the ‘Litterers Anonymous’ campaign to remind people to use the right bins and be accountable for their own actions.

Where: Australia-wide.
When: August 22 - 28.
Cost: Free to get involved, donations of time or money welcome.
Click here for more information.

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Ask G: Eco bean bag beans?

Monday, 18 July 2011

What is an environmentally friendly alternative to bean bag beans?

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ChemClear's Queensland Collection

Late June through to early July, 2011

Chemical users across Queensland can dispose of their unwanted, inherited or unknown chemicals in June, with ChemClear. Any person who has found, inherited or stored chemicals as a result of recent flood waters, and lives in the allocated areas, can register to have the chemicals collected and disposed of free of charge. Last time ChemClear paid Queensland a visit in June 2009, over 22 tonnes of chemicals were collected.

Where: Across Queensland.
When: Late June to early July period, depending on demand.
Cost: Free.
Click here for more information.

Planet Ark, The Good Guys & Dyson recycling campaign

During March, 2011

Each year in Australia millions of electrical appliances, including an estimated 1.2 million vacuum cleaners, make their way to landfill. During March 2011 Dyson are asking customers to think about what happens to the old, when they are buying new appliances, by providing a vacuum cleaner recycling initiative for local communities around The Good Guys stores. Old vacuum cleaners can be dropped off at The Good Guys store during March, and in return for the machine will receive a 15 per cent discount off a new Dyson vacuum cleaner.

Planet Ark have posted a short video on the campaign on their You Tube site here.

Where: The Good Guys stores, across Australia.
Cost: Free!
Click here for more information.

Sandwich in paper wrapper

Day 2: Lunch dilemmas

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Reduce, reuse, recycle - if I can't avoid packaging, how will I dispose of it?

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