Waste & Recycling
Even though many people recycle - our economy and society still waste a lot of resources that could be re-used and made into new products. To meet insatiable public demand, industry has developed an excessive 'convenience culture'. TEC is pushing for manufacturers to take responsibility and government to take action, as well as working with the recyclers and the community to advance a zero waste society.
- Created on Thursday, 28 August 2014 12:18
Environment groups campaigning to protect the health of the marine environment and the food chain today welcomed the action by NSW Environment Minister, Rob Stokes to nationally ban plastic micro-beads.
- Created on Monday, 04 March 2013 14:47
Eight policemen threatened to arrest eight bags of Coca Cola plastic bottle litter and three mild mannered gentlemen from the respectable end of the environment movement, outside the office of Coca Cola Amatil in Sydney this morning, said TEC.
- Created on Saturday, 23 February 2013 11:40
The NSW Government’s ’Waste Less, Recycle More’ program is a welcome big policy with significant funding, but will require additional key elements to stay afloat, Total Environment Centre said today.
- Created on Tuesday, 11 December 2012 12:04
It’s not just about counting your food miles this Christmas, said Total Environment Centre today. We are wasting the planet’s resources just moving excess packaging from one place to another.
- Created on Friday, 24 August 2012 17:06
Australia’s environment ministers have today taken a big step towards introducing a national container deposits system (CDS) although QLD seems to have backed the wrong horse.