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Australian Waste Reduction and Recycling bill

by Zero Waste Australia | December 14, 2020

On December 8, 2020, the Recycling and Waste Reduction Bill was passed in the Senate without amendment. Despite a senate inquiry into the bill and attempts by the Greens and Labor, the Government refused to allow amendments to the bill that would address plastic pollution and support the recycling sector.

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New Federal Law green lights plastic waste export for burning

by admin | November 18, 2020

The Australian government’s much touted Recycling and Waste Reduction Bill is being debated in the Federal Senate this week, establishes a legal framework to repackage Australia’s plastic waste as fuel and send it to poor countries to burn. It also subsidises industries that process plastic waste into fuels’ to burn in cement kilns and incinerators in Australia. The new Bill undermines efforts to move to a circular economy that Australian citizens have been led to expect that this bill would deliver.

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Waste-to-Energy Incineration bad decision for PH, experts and scientists warn

by admin | September 30, 2020

Experts and scientists warned that the country will be heading to a more catastrophic situation if waste incineration is legalized. In an online forum organized by Green Thumb Coalition, No Burn Pilipinas and Break Free From Plastic Philippines on Tuesday, local and foreign experts-scientists laid down the causal effects of waste incineration on health, climate […]

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Member Stories

Changing the Scope of Zero Waste: My Journey from Indifference to Action

by Taylor Bratton | June 9, 2020

Collecting trash on a Wollongong Harbour clean up dive. Photo by: Aristo Risi How many times have you seen a metal straw sitting in a plastic Starbucks cup? Or shoppers exiting the grocery store with reusable bags filled with plastic-wrapped products? Up until recently, I saw that as an ironic take on the plastic-free movement. […]

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