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Jon appeared recently on the ABC's War on Waste series to clear up some confusion around plastic bags.

While he waits in the wings to perform the role of celebrity guest speaker at our Wildlife Matters: In a Climate of Change symposium in September, we thought we’d ask Jon Dee a few key questions on waste.

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ban-wagon pic FEATURED

Though it appears the battle to ban lightweight plastic shopping bags has been won, Wildlife Queensland warns it is the first step only in winning the war on plastic waste.

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Our position also was to call on the ban of degradable or biodegradable bags as these are designed to break down into small pieces and are therefore a threat to our wildlife.

As welcome as the Government’s introduction of a Bill to ban lightweight plastic bags and introduce a container deposit scheme has been, Wildlife Queensland joins other leading environmental groups in arguing for further bans on disposable plastics.

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Hanna says her movement towards a waste-free lifestyle began when she was a child and developed organically over time.

What does waste-free family life really look like and how attainable is this achievement for the average Queenslander? Brisbane mother-of-two Hanna Hervall lets us take a look inside her super low-waste lifestyle (and super organised pantry!)…

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Waste busters pic FEATURED

For those working towards greater waste freedom and a cleaner, safer environment for our wildlife – bravo! – we’ve shortlisted 10 handy waste-whittlers to help you on your way!

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Tyre Fire in Rocklea, Brisbane. Photo: Mark Slade, ABC News

Wildlife Queensland warned the Newman Government in 2014 that watering down environmental regulations on tyres would lead to dumping. This is what happened.

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Great Barrier Reef by Steve Parish

Presented on 13 June, the 2017-18 Queensland State Budget has committed almost $275M over a five-year period to the environment. Priorities for funding include the addressing of climate change, tackling waste and protecting the Great Barrier Reef.

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The habitat supported within the mine boundaries is home to a number of endangered species including the yakka skink, ornamental snake, waxy cabbage palm and the southern subspecies of the black-throated finch, pictured (image by Stanley Tang).

With the challenges being presented by climate change, new coal mines are not what we need. Wildlife Queensland feels strongly that support for the Adani Carmichael coal mine is not only misguided but reflective of yesterday’s thinking.

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Bag Ban Bill FEATURED

Wildlife Queensland celebrates the tabling into Queensland Parliament of the Waste Reduction and Recycling Amendment Bill 2017, legislating the introduction of a ban on lightweight plastics bags and a container refund scheme, both in 2018.

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Qld veg FEATURED image

With the Queensland Herbarium set to launch its Statewide Regional Ecosystems Maps and Information Systems, Wildlife Queensland urges it is time for a similarly accurate and comprehensive representation of Queensland’s fauna to follow.

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