Containers for change looks to expand

Containers for change looks to expand

8 November 2022 Queensland’s popular Containers for Change program could soon be expanded to include glass wine and spirit bottles to ramp up recycling, put money back into the pockets of Queenslanders and charities, and protect the state’s environment and great...
Rethinking waste this National Recycling Week

Rethinking waste this National Recycling Week

  7 November 2022 National Recycling Week was founded by Planet Ark in 1996 as an opportunity for Australians to take waste and recycling into their own hands by improving their recycling knowledge and building better recycling habits. This National Recycling...
Container for Change scheme has recycled 5 billion bottles!

Container for Change scheme has recycled 5 billion bottles!

© Canva NFP More than $500 million has gone back into the pockets of Queenslanders with the Palaszczuk Government announcing five billion containers have been refunded through its popular Containers for Change scheme. Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon said...
It’s Global Recycling Day

It’s Global Recycling Day

18 March 2022 In just the past 50 years, humans have consumed more resources than ever before. Recycling has been called the Earth’s ‘seventh resource’ (after water, air, oil, natural gas, coal and minerals) because it saves more than 700 million tonnes of CO2...
Make 2022 even more plastic-free

Make 2022 even more plastic-free

14 January 2022 The problems caused by plastics, and their breakdown into even more minute microplastic particles that litter our entire planet, are well-documented and make striving for a plastic-free future a goal. Alternatives are available, so with the help of our...

Update: Single-use plastics in Queensland

17 August 2020   Author: Toby Hutcheon, Wildlife Queensland Campaigns Officer / Queensland Manager, Boomerang Alliance   Further to the tabling of the Waste Reduction and Recycling (Plastic Items) Amendment Bill 2020 that introduced proposed bans on certain...

Ready to take the Plastic Free July challenge?

1 July 2020   Single-use plastic takeaway items such as straws, stirrers, cutlery, coffee cups, containers and heavyweight bags are amongst the most littered and wasteful items in Australia and threaten both wildlife and habitat. According to the latest Clean Up...
Wildlife Queensland supports call to mandate recycling target 

Wildlife Queensland supports call to mandate recycling target 

2 March 2020   Wildlife Queensland supports a call on the federal government by the Boomerang Alliance and WWF-Australia to use today’s National Plastics Summit to announce it will mandate that 100 per cent of plastic packaging will be reusable, compostable or...

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