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Recycling around Australia

Recycling around Australia

We've been focussing on recycling symbols lately and we're almost at the end of the recycling numbers (we've got two left!) so we thought we'd do a post about where you can recycle some of these items that you shouldn't really put in your recycle bin. Unfortunately, a lot of items in Australia that go into the recycling bins do not actually end up being recycled! It is a great shame as we think that we are doing the right thing, only for these items to end up in landfill after all our hard work sorting and cleaning them ready...

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Greenwashing and Biodegradable vs. Degradable

Greenwashing and Biodegradable vs. Degradable

Have you heard the term "Greenwashing"? If you care about the environment you are going to want to read this! How big business is taking advantage of you. A simple Google search for the term "greenwashing" will bring up a plethora of information about how companies are taking advantage of consumers that are concerned about the damage that plastic is doing to our environment. Here, we will sum up for you what this means and the impact that it may have on your decision making about biodegradable and degradable products. Biodegradable as defined by Collins dictionary, is something that is...

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SAVE THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN BITE!!

SAVE THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN BITE!!

OUR PRECIOUS GREAT AUSTRALIAN BITE IS IN DANGER!! The Great Australian Bite (GAB) is home to whales, the largest population of dolphins anywhere in the world and home to species of fish, plant and animals - 85% of which aren't found anywhere else!         Equinor, a Norwegian owned oil company that has been operating in Australia since 2012 have been granted, according to their website, not one, but two exploration permits in the GAB. NOPSEMA (National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority) claims that the applications are under review, but either way, Equinor must be stopped...

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International E-Waste Day (IEWD)

International E-Waste Day (IEWD)

Monday the 14th of October 2019 is International E-Waste Day (IEWD), so gather up all your electronic waste and start responsibly recycling your e-waste today! It is estimated that 50 million tonnes of e-waste will be generated globally in 2019. Half of this is personal devices such as computers, screens, smartphones, tablets and TVs, with the remainder being larger household appliances and heating and cooling equipment. Disposing of batteries and other electrical items correctly is very important as some of them can contain heavy metals that can be toxic to the environment when disposed of incorrectly, such as in landfill....

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Turning the Tide on Single-Use Plastic Products

Turning the Tide on Single-Use Plastic Products

Australians and all our wildlife deserve to live in a plastic-free environment. We have one of the most diverse environments on the planet, with beautiful landscapes, wonderous oceans, amazing beaches and the most unique and diverse flora and fauna anywhere on this beautiful planet. But every day, we damage this beautiful land of ours. It's time to stop and the best way to do that is by starting with banning single-use plastics. And you can start here at Zero Waste Co. and then show your support by signing the following petition  https://www.marineconservation.org.au/actions/ban-single-use-plastics-sb-plas/    Read more on Turning the Tide on...

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