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Tag: Plastic

Single-use plastics to be banned in NSW

An array of single-use plastics will be outlawed in NSW within a year after the government's $356 million plan to reduce plastic waste passed parliament.

Plastic-free campaign floats around popular cafes

Lake Macquarie coffee drinkers are being encouraged to reduce waste and protect the environment after millions of takeaway cups went to landfill in 2020. The Lake Macquarie Sustainable Neighbourhood Alliance has partnered with...

Innovative Newcastle swimwear business gets fruity

Swimwear made from banana peels and pineapple skins. It might sound far-fetched but, for Novocastrian Hayley Ianna, it’s a dream not far from becoming reality. Through her Newcastle-based small business Class of 84 Clothing,...

Plastic becoming a sustainable shindig

Emma Kerr was having her wisdom teeth removed at the dentist last November when she first concocted a plan to start her own small business. The young mother, who was on maternity leave...

Clean-up crew targets single-use plastics

Clean-up crews across Lake Macquarie will unite next month to target single-use plastics. Lake Macquarie Sustainable Neighbourhood Alliance Secretary, Stephen Dewar, says the clean-ups will give the community a chance to reconnect and...
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