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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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Spotted-tailed quoll by Sharon Wormleaton.

Once known to inhabit bushland across Logan, the spotted–tailed quoll seems to have disappeared from the region. To raise awareness of this endangered native carnivorous marsupial, Wildlife Queensland and the Quoll Seekers Network will be hosting a Quoll Discovery Day in June.

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Bukkulla FEATURED image

Volunteer caretaker of the Bukkulla Reserve, Jeff Simmons, studies the diary of a famous Australian explorer and uncovers an uncanny past connection between Wildlife Queensland and the Wildlife Land Fund Limited.

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