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Aussie students turn to recycling as COVID-19 crisis hits

Luke Michael, Saturday, 30th May 2020 -  A nationwide recycling competition is offering schools a chance to win one of seven community garden sets, which are made from recycled materials   Young students across Australia

Federal government looks to boost demand for recycling

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 3rd March 2020 -  The move has been welcomed by social enterprise advocates  Commonwealth agencies will need to consider environmental sustainability and the use of recycled content when awarding

An opportunity not to be wasted

Andrew Cairns, Tuesday, 17th September 2019 -  If we stop looking at waste as something to be disposed of, and instead recognise it as an asset that can be repurposed, we can unlock a whole new waste to asset industry in Australia,

Looking at the world through coffee-tinted glasses

Wendy Williams, Saturday, 14th September 2019 -  Coffee lovers of the world rejoice – a company in Ukraine has created the world’s first coffee sunglasses. Driven by an ambition to create eco-friendly yet stylish sunglasses,

A New Standard of Sustainability

Contributor, Thursday, 14th February 2019 -  Melbourne-based outdoors apparel brand, Team 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

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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

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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
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