Waste & Recycling

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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.

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Marine polluting plastics in the firing line with NSW action

 

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.

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COKE CHOKES ON ITS OWN LITTER

 

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.

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NSW RECYCLING STRATEGY – BIG MOVE, MORE TO COME

 

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.

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Action demanded on excess packaging

 

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.

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CONTAINER DEPOSITS – QLD MINISTER OUT OF STEP

 

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.

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