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Is NSW finally going to ban the bag?

Are you in a habit of bringing your own bags to the supermarket? It's been a year since the two big supermarkets voluntarily stop giving out free single use plastic bags and it seems like the NSW government is finally getting around to coming up with developing the state's first comprehensive plastics policy. ABC Statewide Drive speaks with Boomerang Alliance and Total Environment Centre Director Jeff Angel about the Berejiklian government overturning its long-held opposition to banning plastic bags.

Jobs vs the Environment

Cassie McCullagh's interview with Jeff Angel, Director of Total Environment Centre. He made a compelling argument to get rid of the jobs vs the environment narratives that we've adopted for so long and start thinking about how environmental services and goods, including small medium and large businesses, can be generating jobs and of course profits from making practices that are going to be beneficial for the environment.

How To Rate Electoral Environment Policies?

TEC Director Jeff Angel tees off with broadcaster and Greens councillor Col Hesse as the Federal election looms and the political landscape shifts from brown to green.

Will Circular Fashion Save a Toxic Industry?

Appalled by textile waste and fast fashion toxicity, designer Camille Reed decided to create an industry congress by starting the Circular Fashion Conference. Here she talks with TEC's Ruth Hessey about how sustainability will transform fashion manufacturing and design on TEC's weekly environment themed radio program, Monday Drive 89.7fm.

Australia's Energy Wars

Canberra is rife with extremists who think climate science shouldn't be influencing the Australian economy and those who point to the growing $billions lost in desiccated river systems, collapsing food bowls, dying reefs and endless drought. Jeff Angel offers seasoned insights talking to Ruth Hessey on 89.7fm

Sydney's Seige Mentality

Colonial Sydney is only a scratch away from the modern metropolis but from the Powerhouse to Parramatta to Mount Gilead, TEC's Urban Sustainability and Koala Advocate, Saul Deane, says we are developing our history away. Here he chats to Ruth Hessey about what's at stake - from Sydney's koalas to rare heritage landscape.

ACTION ON PLASTIC POLLUTION

Science teacher, activist, and mother of three, Fiona McCrossin has been swept up in AUSMAP, the new citizen project from TEC which is mapping and analysing plastic on our beaches to help build solutions. She talks to Ruth Hessey about how she became aware of what the UN recently identified as the greatest threat to the planet currently facing us - and how that has affected her teaching career. For more info visit the AUSMAP website. To listen to our weekly radio program check out Monday Drive on 89.7 fm every Monday 4-6pm.

Action On Microplastics

Macquarie University's Doctor Scott Wilson discusses a brilliant new TEC project which addresses the micro-plastic plaguing our beaches. AUSMAP is a data collection, citizen science strategy, which matches students and academics in a massive, global first initiative to measure, map and analyse the presence of this toxic pollutant in our aquatic ecosystems.

Save Sydney's Wild Koalas

We have one of Australia's last healthy populations of wild koalas in Sydney, but their habitat is about to be bulldozed after recent "rezoning" by the State government knocked an eviction order on their habitat to make way for thousands of new human homes. TEC's Sustainability Campaigner Saul Deane chats to Ruth Hessey about how critical this koala community is, and how many people are fighting to save not just the koalas, but a significant stretch of Western Sydney's bushland. What Can You Do? Donate to TEC's campaign and support Saul's work to Save Sydney's Koalas.

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