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Tag : Recycling

A New Standard of Sustainability

Contributor, Thursday, 14th February 2019 -  Melbourne-based outdoors apparel brand, Mister Timbuktu, is tackling the war on waste by recycling plastic bottles into leggings and raincoats that are made for adventure. Recycling

Government and Business Unite to Reduce Packaging Waste

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 2nd October 2018 -  The federal government and major companies including Woolworths, Coca-Cola Amatil and Nestlé are supporting a call for 100 per cent of Australia’s packaging to be reusable, recyclable

Queensland Crushes Cans For Cash

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 2nd October 2018 -  One of Australia’s largest recycling companies is bringing 48 can collection depots across Queensland for the state’s recently unveiled Container Refund Scheme. Envirobank Recycling

An Update on the Australian Recycling Crisis

Estelle Stathoulis, Tuesday, 5th June 2018 -  While the urgency to come up with a solution to our current recycling crisis is high, Australia needs to step up instead of side-stepping with band-aid solutions. From the rubber cuppy

No More Disposable Coffee Cups in Scottish Government Buildings

Estelle Stathoulis, Monday, 4th June 2018 -  Staff have been given notice that starting 4 June all hot beverages will be served in reusable mugs, and if they wish to buy a takeaway, they must provide their own ceramic cup. This latest


An Environmentally Turbo Charged Cup

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 7th March 2018 -  Rubber Cuppy co-founder Jessica Alice talks to Wendy Williams about having an impact on the environment from the first sip, in this month’s spotlight on social enterprise. Every

Recycling the Unrecyclable

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 13th July 2016 -  In his first year at Princeton University, Tom Szaky started a small business using worm poo for fertiliser. It became the model for TerraCycle, which is now an international, multi-million


Eco-concept Offers Many a New Lease on Life

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 11th December 2013 -  A quirky Melbourne operation upcycling office waste came into being when a pair of activists collided paths with a multinational corporation, writes Nadia Boyce in this week’s


Soft Landing in Social Enterprise

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 26th June 2013 -  A simple idea to sidestep tip disposal fees has delivered a suite of successful social enterprises for charity Mission Australia. Big Heart and its sub-enterprises Soft Landing…

‘Vending Machine’ Recycling Plan for Australia

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 17th April 2013 -  International recycling companies have announced the delivery of a modern recycling system to Australia that they say will result in the recycling around 5 billion containers annually…

Recycling NFPs Creating Employment – Study

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 16th April 2013 -  Community Recycling Enterprises, mostly run by Not for Profit organisations, are playing an important role in recycling and local employment creation in Australia but there are…

Mobile Phones Come Home to Roost?

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 28th March 2012 - 
The 'old phones, more chickens' campaign saw 2,000 chickens being purchased for needy families around the world. Photo courtesy MobileMuster.  A joint Not for Profit…
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