Tag Archives: Litter

Bag ban pushed as states sign up

A BAN on plastic bags would happen in NSW, if Greens candidate for Newcastle Michael Osborne had his way. Councillor Osborne would introduce laws into NSW Parliament to ban ‘‘single-use plastic bags’’, if elected. See Newcastle Herald story for more … Continue reading

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Refunds for empties would reduce waste

THE things we consume and the waste we generate are costing us the earth. Australians are one of the highest waste generators on the planet. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, on average, every man, woman and child produces … Continue reading

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Newcastle ‘Kicking the Can’

The Boomerang Alliance of 27 national and state environment groups invites you to the Newcastle ‘Kicking the Can’ – part of a month-long information and record setting community effort in support of a national container deposit system – highlighting that … Continue reading

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