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Can I have more?

Whooo hooo! Byron Bay business community donates $1,360 to BayFM… ‘Please Sir, can I have some more?’ should have...

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Cheaper EVs!

Considering switching to an electric vehicle (EV)? The recent Echo ‘Sustainability’ supplement states that the cheapest EV in Australia...

Ballina Council blacklists wrong tree

The Macaranga tanarius is a tree that is commonly seen as a pioneer species in disturbed rainforest areas. In...

Incredibly biased

Danny Wakil blasts my ‘incredibly biased anti-Israel letters’ and ‘fictitious claims about Israel’, but he doesn’t cite a single...

Tweed council call for young tree-huggers

The Tweed Shire Council is inviting high school students in the local government area to participate in the national Speaking 4 the Planet competition on the theme: Trees: the guardians of life. 

Indonesian street food at the Mullum Farmers Market

Rini and Ewan – should they ever find the time – don’t need to add new items to their regular menu.

No care at Shaws Bay

Mullet harvesting is here again and the fishermen have to access Gawandii Beach at Shaws Bay. Again, they have...

Stories about "plastic":

Plastic packaging waste tax could raise billions

New research from the Australia Institute shows a European Union-style tax on plastic packaging could raise nearly $1.5 billion each year. The analysis finds the federal government could raise $1,300 per tonne of 'virgin' or un-recycled plastic through a levy on businesses that import or manufacture plastic packaging.

Solutions to plastic waste crisis?

Supermarkets all claim to be leading the way in sustainability in Australia – but who is doing the most to cut plastic? For the first time, an independent audit by Australian Marine Conservation Society and the Boomerang Alliance has revealed the truth about plastic packaging in supermarkets.

Queensland bans single-use plastic

On Friday Queensland began a ban on single-use plastics in a bid to better protect the environment from plastic litter.

Can AI solve the plastic problem?

Can you imagine a world without plastic waste? It could be coming sooner than we think, thanks to AI.

Online course for waste management solutions

The CSIRO is holding a free, ten-week online program open to small to medium enterprises currently working in the plastics or recycling industry, or looking to offer new technology or solutions relating to waste management.

Plastics consumption feeding climate crisis

Groundbreaking research into the climate costs of Australia’s plastic addiction shows that the plastic consumed across the nation in just one year produces more greenhouse gas emissions than one third of our car fleet.

#BeatPlasticPollution this World Environment Day

It’s World Environment Day and this year the spotlight is on finding solutions to plastic pollution – #BeatPlasticPollution.

Micro and nanoplastics may be affecting food safety

Micro and nanoplastics are pervasive in our food supply and may be affecting food safety and security on a global scale, a new study led by CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has found.

Plastic recycling to be turbocharged in NSW

The NSW Government says more plastic will be recycled and turned into new products across the state, thanks to $9 million in funding to support businesses transform their operations and access the latest plastic recycling technology.

Party kits to celebrate sustainably

Ballina Shire Council and Richmond Tweed Regional Libraries have joined forces to offer reusable kids’ party kits, as part of their ongoing commitment to reduce single use items across the shire.

Rail trails

Having ridden both local rail trails I can only say what a pleasure they bring. No cars or traffic noise (mostly), birds, beautiful plants, etc....

Murwillumbah’s Budd Park – what do you want to see there?

Tweed Council is seeking community feedback on a draft concept plan to upgrade Budd Park at Murwillumbah, a popular meeting point beside the Tweed River.

Ballina Council join study to understand water use

Ballina Council has joined Bathurst, Dubbo and the Murray River Council areas to participate in a cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology that aims to identify how people use water across regional NSW. 

Call for immediate ban on logging in the proposed Great Koala National Park 

There will be no more koalas in the wild in NSW by 2050 if we don’t take action to preserve their habitat, according to a NSW state parliamentary inquiry in 2020, but the Nature Conservation Council say NSW Labor still isn’t doing enough.