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The Superworms Making A Meal Of Polystyrene Waste

Source: The Guardian. Beetle larvae that can shred and eat polystyrene may provide alternative methods of breaking down and upcycling plastic waste, new research suggests. The larvae of Zophobas morio, a species of beetle, are commonly known as superworms and contain several gut enzymes that are capable of digesting polystyrene, Australian scientists have found. Polystyrene is…

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Have Your Say On Cash For Trash Plan

Source: Minister for Energy, the Environment and Climate Change. The Andrews Labor Government is cutting waste and putting money back in the communities’ pocket with the introduction of a container deposit scheme. Minister for Energy, the Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio today encouraged Victorians to have their say on the design of the container…

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Small Act, Big Impact

Source: Sustainability Victoria. Small acts, like putting the right things into the right bins, remembering to take your reusables when you leave home or sticking to your shopping list, have a big impact on our environment. Creating a more sustainable future starts with your small acts Together we can have a big impact by making…

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Gippswide Kerbside – Collaborative Procurement

What in the world is collaborative procurement? Well in Gippsland it’s when all six local councils join together under the banner of Gippswide Kerbside to rethink regional waste and resource recovery to bring about: increased resource recovery and decreased landfill through best practice and innovation cost effectiveness and economies of scale emissions reduction and transition to a low carbon…

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Latrobe City – Recycled Recipe For Asphalt

Source: Latrobe City. In a first for Gippsland, Fowlers Asphalting completed asphalt patching on Boundary Rd, Yallourn North using Reconophalt, a sustainable product developed by Downer Group. They placed over 500 tonnes of asphalt using approximately 25% recycled content, including: 26 tonnes of recycled crushed glass 4 tonnes of waste printer cartridges tonnes of reclaimed…

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Event – Boosting The Circular Economy Through Local Government Procurement

Source: Sustainability Victoria. Hear from industry and government leaders enabling the circular economy through buying recycled and sustainable procurement. Local government officers, executives and Councillors are invited to attend our forum for local council staff on enabling the circular economy through sustainable procurement and buying recycled. Hear from inspiring leaders across industry and government, including:…

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We Need To Change The Way We Dispose Of Waste

Source: Wellington Shire Council. Climate Change is the number one priority of our Council Plan, so thinking about waste and sustainability is at the forefront of the work we are doing. We recently filled a massive 100,000 tonne cell at Kilmany Landfill and we’re ready to start another. If we keep disposing of our waste…

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How To Reduce And Recycle Plastics At Work

Source: Planet Ark. Want to tackle plastics at work but don’t know where to start? We’ve launched a new guide on our Business Recycling website to help businesses and workplaces reduce, reuse and recycle plastics. Best of all, it’s free! Discover practical tips and solutions…

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Have Your Say – Draft Regulations To Ban Single-Use Plastic Items In Victoria

Source: Engage Victoria. Plastic pollution harms our health, wildlife, and the environment, and single-use plastics make up about a third of Victoria’s litter. To reduce plastic pollution single-use plastic straws, plates, cutlery, drink-stirrers, expanded polystyrene food and drink containers, and cotton bud sticks will be banned from sale and supply in Victoria from 1 February…

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CSIRO On A Mission To End Plastic Waste

Source: Waste Management Review. CSIRO’s Ending Plastic Waste Mission will develop cutting-edge science and innovation to change the way Australia makes, uses, recycles and disposes of plastics. An initial $50 million will be invested in the mission, funded through contributions by CSIRO, industry, government, university, and other organisations. Australians consume one million tonnes of single…

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