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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.

COVID-19 causes increase in household rubbish volumes

The surge in people continuing to work from home following last year’s COVID-19 restrictions has generated an extra 850 garbage trucks of waste since July. And, a review of the rubbish collected by...

Singleton’s first Mattress Muster a dream success

There was no sleeping on the job for Singleton residents at the weekend. Now, more than 700 mattresses weighing in at 17 tonnes will be recycled into products such as roof sheeting...

Don’t let Christmas celebrations go to waste

The annual spike in Christmas waste has prompted Lake Macquarie City Council to urge residents to recycle wherever possible this festive season. While bins often fill quickly with wrapping paper and other present-related...

Plastic Police steps up its planet rescue plan

Newcastle-based environmental gurus Plastic Police will enter its second stage of saving the planet, thanks to a $134,500 funding boost from the EPA. The support secured earlier this month means schools and businesses...

Artworks dive into issue of overconsumption

The old idiom 'one man’s trash is another man’s treasure' is being put to the test at a local art exhibition. The Waste to Art exhibition is a part of the Lake Macquarie...

Centre saves tonnes of waste from landfill

The Resource Recovery Centre (RRC) at Summerhill Waste Management Centre has saved the weight equivalent of 74 semi-trailers of waste from landfill in its first year of operation. Opened in September 2019, the...

Education the new focus for Plastic Police

By 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. That is the alarming prediction scientists have made that drives Newcastle-based Plastic Police sustainability project coordinator Lexi Crouch. “If the current...