WESTERN AUSTRALIA

WA government launches Own Your Impact education campaign

WA government launches Own Your Impact education campaign

Bad recyclers in Western Australia could fund a 'thumbs down' sticker on their recycling bin as part of a state government education campaign to avert a recycling crisis.

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WA council threatens bin collection bans for incorrect recycling

WA council threatens bin collection bans for incorrect recycling

A Western Australian council is threatening to suspend recycling from households that repeatedly put contaminated bins out for collection.

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Most support recycling but are confused with how to do it, says report

Most support recycling but are confused with how to do it, says report

Perth's Murdoch University has found that most people are supportive of recycling, though they are hopelessly confused about what goes in which bin.

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'Wish-cycling' considered a major challenge with landfill diversion

'Wish-cycling' considered a major challenge with landfill diversion

The Western Australian state government's top recycling adviser has warned people about the process known as 'wish-cycling', which is where householders mistakenly believe common items of rubbish can be reused.

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Game-changing facility for mercury waste management

Game-changing facility for mercury waste management

The southern hemisphere's largest mercury treatment facility is now open.

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Parmelia Hilton Perth diverts food waste from landfill with BioBags

Parmelia Hilton Perth diverts food waste from landfill with BioBags

In a bid to reduce its carbon footprint, Parmelia Hilton Perth is using compostable bin liners to recycle food waste.

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WA funds 17 projects

WA funds 17 projects

16 WA organisations have been awarded grants to develop waste management projects that boost recycling and improve waste management practices.

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Australia's first composting service for food service packaging launched

Australia's first composting service for food service packaging launched

Cafe patrons in Perth will be encouraged to compost their disposable coffee cups as BioPak - a global leader in innovation and production of environmentally-sustainable packaging - joins forces with Perth cafes to launch Australia's first comprehensive...

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Compost commitment creates change at Greenwood College

Compost commitment creates change at Greenwood College

Greenwood College's electric composter is helping to pave the way for sustainable waste management practices in Western Australian schools.

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Two local governments share in $1.9m for Better Bins

Two local governments share in $1.9m for Better Bins

Two Western Australian local government authorities will share in $1.9 million of funding to improve recycling and kerbside waste collection services.

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