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Plastic Free Morning Tea launched in Canberra ahead of Plastic Free July

Aiming for cleaner streets, oceans and communities, the Plastic Free Foundation officially launched a new plastic waste initiative at Government House in Canberra on World Ocean Day, Tuesday 8 June. Known for the...

Education campaign starts ahead of July’s single use plastics ban

An education push for businesses across the ACT has started, informing them of their responsibilities under July's single-use plastic ban.

ACT’s single-use plastic ban to start in July

The ACT is set to cut harmful waste and better protect the environment through a ban on the sale of selected single-use plastics to take effect from 1 July.

Feed the yellow-lid bin right: Recycling explained

Today, 18 March, is Global Recycling Day – an opportune time to check your knowledge.

ACT’s single use plastics ban legislation to be introduced this week

Under the Plastic Reduction Bill, plastic cutlery, drink stirrers and polystyrene food containers will be banned in the ACT from 1 July 2021.

Lids4Kids calls for one-stop recycling centre

The founder of grassroots organisation Lids4Kids is calling for a permanent home for the facility in the ACT – a one-stop recycling drop-off centre for Canberrans. Lids4Kids currently operates out of founder Tim...

ACT delays implementation of single-use plastics ban

The implementation of an ACT single-use plastics ban, originally slated for ‘mid-to-late 2020’, has been delayed until 2021 due to COVID-19.

Take 5: Rebecca Prince-Ruiz, Plastic Free July

Rebecca Prince-Ruiz is the founder of Plastic Free July, a grassroots movement that started in 2011 and has since become a global phenomenon. She’s written a book, Plastic Free, alongside Joanna Atherfold...

Reusable coffee cups slowly return to Canberra cafés

As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease Canberra’s cafés have begun accepting reusable cups again, albeit under strict protocols around cleanliness.

Plastic not fantastic

Canberra business leader Tammy Ven Dange is so determined to reduce plastic waste that her down-time from her recycling start-up involves cleaning up.
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