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Funding Sustainable Solutions For Packaging Waste

Source: Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change. Packaging waste is being turned into new products such as toys and shopping baskets thanks to funding from the Victorian Government, paving the way towards a more sustainable economy. Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio announced today grants of up to $50,000 are available…

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Releasing Balloons Into The Environment Is Littering And Illegal In Victoria

Source: EPA Victoria. From 1 July 2021, EPA will have increased powers to prevent harm to the environment from pollution and waste. There are penalties for releasing balloons into the environment. Under section 115 of the Environment Protection Act 2017, fines are: up to six penalty units ($991) for a person up to 30 penalty…

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Plastic Free July Launches ‘My Plastic Action Counts’ Campaign

Source: Plastic Free July. 1 JULY 2021, AUSTRALIA – Plastic Free July launches ‘My Plastic Action Counts’ campaign to remind people that their actions count for more than just avoiding waste. Over 300 million people worldwide are starting Plastic Free July today to collectively create a healthier planet and healthier communities. “There are millions of…

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Plastic Free July 2021

Source: Plastic Free July. Join millions of people reducing their plastic waste. Plastic Free July® is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use…

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Waste Export Ban On Mixed Plastics: Is Australia Ready?

Source: Waste Management Review. For the plastics export ban transition to be successful, we need local, state and federal Governments to work proactively with the resource recovery sector, writes Rose Read, CEO of the National Waste and Recycling Industry Council. The 1 July deadline to implement the waste export ban on mixed plastics is fast…

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Bairnsdale Repairing, Reusing And Recycling

Source: Bairnsdale Advertiser. Tip Innovation The Tip Shop deconstructs approximately 150 mattresses per month to divert them from going to landfill. The springs and wooden frames are recycled. A small amount of material is sold to the public for weed matting and tree protectors. The textiles and foam from mattress deconstruction has been going back…

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Banning Problematic Single-use Plastics

Source: Sustainability Victoria. This ban will reduce plastic pollution. Single-use plastics: Make up a third of the litter we see on our streets and in our waterways – they are costly to clean up and difficult to recycle. Are often used for only a few minutes but remain in the environment for a long time Harm the…

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National Plastics Action Plan 2021

Source: The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. The National Plastic Plan outlines the Australian Government’s approach to increase plastic recycling, find alternatives to unnecessary plastics and reduce the impact of plastic on the environment. Taking action on 5 fronts: Prevention Recycling Consumer Education Oceans and Waterways Research. Find out more and download the…

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Clean Up Australia’s Rubbish Report – plastic waste is on the rise

Source: Clean Up Australia. Clean Up Australia’s annual Rubbish Report reveals plastic waste has increased year-on-year, with further research indicating it will rise further in 2021 as a direct outcome of the pandemic.  The findings also reveal half of all single items reported in 2020 were either plastic or contain plastic, over 40% of rubbish…

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Victoria Taking Action On Single-Use Plastics

The Andrews Labor Government will ban specific single-use plastics – like straws, cutlery, plates and polystyrene containers – across Victoria to reduce the significant amount of plastic waste going to landfill each year. Minister for Environment Lily D’Ambrosio today announced a phase out and ban of specific single-use plastics by 2023, which will include single-use…

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