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Is Taking Bottles & Cans From Someone’s Bin A Crime?

As the NSW Return and Earn Initiative started to heat up with warm participation from the community, a new issue has also emerged. Several reports state privately-owned recycling and garbage bins are scavenged for empty bottles and cans.  All around New South Wales, residents wake up in the morning greeted…

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Burning Rubbish Vs Burying Rubbish: What’s Most Effective

The importance of proper waste management cannot be undermined especially given the state of the world that we live in today. Australians produce at least 65 million tons of rubbish per year. The widely accepted environmentally friendly waste management methods like reducing, repairing, recycling, reusing and refusing have minimised our…

National Plastics Plan 2021

Australia’s National Plastics Plan 2021: Everything You Need To Know

Related: Uncovering the Facts: How Much Plastic is Recycled in Australia in 2023 Australia’s National Plastics Plan 2021 will open doors for a more extensive approach to reducing plastic waste in the country. Following the National Plastics Summit in March 2020, the government developed this large scale plan to address…

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Australia’s Packaging Waste Targets 2025: Everything You Need To Know

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) first established the 2025 Packaging Waste Targets in 2018. These targets require the government, industries, and people to work together and systematically change how the country produces and recycles product packaging. They have become Australia’s significant waste management objectives, set to help the country…

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Littering on Beaches: Why It Needs to Stop

Marine litter is one of Australia’s most destructive environmental problems. These materials ruin coastal and aquatic habitats and put marine life at risk. Littering on beaches is one significant reason why there’s an increasing volume of trash in our oceans. Many people tend to throw away their rubbish anywhere. Litter…

Colorful Playground in Public Park

Littering in Public Parks: Why It’s a Huge Problem

Public parks are recreational areas that people most likely visit to relax and take a break from all the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life. While you’re enjoying your time at the park, you can’t avoid having things to throw away afterward. Some of these items may be food packaging,…


Return & Earn: Understanding The NSW Scheme

It’s official: The NSW Return and Earn scheme is a success story. The largest litter reduction program ever introduced in New South Wales has received the best responses from the public and from the business sector as well.  Since the scheme was launched on the 1st of December, 2017, more…


The 5 Rs: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle Australian Initiative

Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose and Recycle are referred to as the 5 Rs. These elements are about caring for the natural environment and understanding the resource management hierarchy.  Although we cannot completely eliminate waste production, everyone can and should make a contribution in an attempt to reduce it. So, consider…


Australia’s Plastic Bag Problem: Facts & Understanding It

While we’ve been keeping ourselves safe from the pandemic crisis, we’ve also been complacent in consuming plastic products. However, as the restrictions ease and we return to normalcy, the realisation sets in that we should reconsider our consumption habits. These habits have persisted throughout the crisis, and we should think…