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Make It Easy To Remember Your Reusable Bags

Source: Sustainability Victoria. The benefits of using reusable bags Single-use plastics (SUPs) make up one third of the litter we see on Victoria’s streets and in our parks and waterways, where they cause harm to wildlife and our health. By switching to reusable bags and remembering to take them with you when you shop, you…

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Round 2 – Recycling Victoria Communities Fund Grants

Source: Sustainability Victoria.   Bicycle repair centres, community composting, coffee grind recycling – what’s next for the community-powered circular economy? Charities, not-for-profits, community groups, and social enterprises are invited to apply for grants of between $25,000 and $250,000 to lead grassroots projects that encourage re-use, repair and a sharing economy. Want to know more? Join…

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7 Tips For A Green Workplace In 2022

Source: Planet Ark. Kick-start the year with some impactful changes at work to reduce waste, increase recycling and improve the environmental footprint of your workplace or business. To make it easy for you to begin your journey, we’ve ranked these tips from the simplest through to the more involved. That way you can work your…

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Making Asbestos Disposal Safer And Easier For Communities

Source: Sustainability Victoria. Asbestos Disposal Management Plan The Asbestos Disposal Management Plan looks at developing a network of existing licensed landfills and new short-term storage and transfer sites (or ‘asbestos transfer sites’). Asbestos transfer sites will be located at existing waste facilities or other suitable locations. These will be chosen based on geographical needs over…

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Calling Birdwatchers, Twitchers And Citizen Scientists

In it’s 7th year, the annual Aussie Backyard Bird Count will be held between 19-25 October 2020. As BirdLife Australia says, “You can count in a suburban backyard, a local park, a patch of forest, down by the beach, or the main street of town. ⁠In fact, you don’t even have to leave home, making…

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ResourceSmart Schools Gippsland YouTube – Teacher Training

Catch-up on ResourceSmart School’s Teacher Training sessions on our YouTube channel (don’t forget to subscribe). 9 SEPTEMBER 2020 This training session features two secondary teachers talking about their exceptional ResourceSmart Schools program in Gippsland. Judy Stewart from Lowanna Secondary College has been involved with ResourceSmart Schools for many years and recently won Secondary Teacher for…

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Keep Yourself, Your Friends And Family Safe

We can’t ease up on looking after ourselves or each other. If you have any of these symptoms, you must get tested and stay home: – Fever, chills or sweats – Cough or sore throat – Shortness of breath – Runny nose – Loss of sense of smell or taste Getting tested means you keep…

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Shortlisted Companies Announced In The Search For Alternatives To Landfill

Source: MWRRG. In March 2020 MWRRG called for Expressions of Interest for solutions to provide an alternative to landfill for 16 councils in Melbourne’s south east. We’re pleased to announce that after a competitive tendering process three tenderers, including world leading providers of resource recovery infrastructure, have been shortlisted to join the solution development stage…

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EPA Monitoring Landfill Using Drones

Source: Waste Management Review by Brittany Coles. Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) is using the capabilities of drone technology to spot licence breaches from the sky. EPA has been using a sophisticated aerial drone, officially known as a Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS), to conduct aerial surveillance and evidence gathering. Following its monitoring of local landfill…

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Transforming Victoria’s Waste Sector

Source: Rawtech – webinar series. The last few years have been very challenging for the Victorian recycling sector. China Sword and the financial collapse of a major recycler left some Victorian councils with no other choice but to landfill recyclables. This challenge is also an opportunity for Victoria to improve its recycling capabilities and importantly…

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