Thailand to ban three kinds of plastic by end of this year

By |2019-06-13T04:34:49+00:00June 10th, 2019|Uncategorised|

By the end of 2019 Thailand will be free from three types of plastic – microbeads, cap seals and oxo-degradable plastics. Then by 2022 four other types of single-use plastics will also be banned – lightweight plastic bags less than 36 microns thick; styrofoam food containers for takeaways; plastic cups and plastic straws –

Australia’s Plastic Problem: What, why & how?

By |2019-08-05T07:49:57+00:00April 1st, 2019|Uncategorised|

There are many complex, nuanced issues in today’s world – banning single-use plastic products isn’t one of them. In order to curb the exorbitant amount of plastic pollution in Australia, we need to stop relying on plastic products with such a short life-span. Consider this: Recent Greenpeace analysis found that Australians alone use over 9.7 billion

Tree auditor Brent McBrien has oceans and waterways plastic waste in his sights …

By |2019-08-05T09:21:02+00:00March 6th, 2019|Uncategorised|

A passion for the environment and a desire to reduce plastic waste polluting the world’s waterways and oceans is driving Citywide Tree Auditor Brent McBrien to change consumer habits towards using recyclable drinks packaging. Last year, Brent - who monitors thousands of tree assets for the City of Port Phillip - launched a sideline start-up

Why the plastic water bottle is public enemy number one

By |2019-08-05T09:43:31+00:00October 6th, 2018|News|

We use them once, dispose of and forget about them. But they’ll be causing damage long after we’ve gone, One million every minute, of every hour, of every day, of every year: right now that’s how many single-use plastic bottles are sold around the world, usually containing just water in cans or cartons

A million bottles a minute: world’s plastic binge ‘as dangerous as climate change’

By |2019-08-05T09:56:41+00:00September 2nd, 2018|News|

Exclusive: Annual consumption of plastic bottles is set to top half a trillion by 2021, far outstripping recycling efforts and jeopardising oceans, coastlines and other environments. A million plastic carton water bottles are bought around the world every minute and the number will jump another 20% by 2021, creating an environmental crisis some campaigners predict

Billions of Plastic Pieces Litter Coral in Asia and Australia

By |2019-09-25T06:12:10+00:00August 15th, 2018|News|

A plastic bottle wedged in coral on the Great Barrier Reef. A new study estimates that 11.1 billion plastic items are lodged in coral reefs in the Pacific Ocean, increasing the risk of coral disease. Credit Dr. Kathryn Berry Joleah Lamb began her career as a coral biologist on the Great Barrier Reef.


By |2019-08-05T10:01:19+00:00August 3rd, 2018|News|

Our plastic lifestyle is killing coral reefs. A first-of-its-kind study published recently found that an estimated 11.1 billion pieces of ocean plastic trash are lodged in coral reefs across the Asia-Pacific region, increasing corals' susceptibility to potentially deadly diseases by as much as 89 percent. Scientists examined 124,884 corals at 159 reefs from Thailand to Australia, finding

7 Ways To Reduce Ocean Plastic Pollution Today

By |2019-09-25T07:15:21+00:00December 7th, 2015|News|

Plastic pollution is one of the greatest threats to ocean health worldwide. In spite of society’s many efforts to properly dispose of plastic waste, between 4 and 12 million metric tons of plastic waste enter the ocean each year—enough to cover every foot of coastline on the planet. And that amount is expected to more than double

Australian town bans bottled water

By |2019-08-05T10:19:59+00:00December 7th, 2015|News|

Bundanoon ban deals blow to beverage industry as New South Wales government bans bottled water in state departments Residents of a rural Australian town have voted to ban the sale of bottled water. They are possibly the first community in the world to take such a step. Residents of Bundanoon cheered after their near-unanimous