As the renewables revolution has accelerated, e-waste problems with solar panels and batteries have emerged. A new round of grants from the NSW EPA aims to prevent these items going to landfill.
With the earth slowly choking on our discarded rubbish, a joint project to tackle plastic pollution has received a $2.49 million dollar grant from the Australian Government to help solve the problem.
Hans Lovejoy The inventor of a system that claims to incinerate waste and pollutants without emissions will be holding a public meeting January 18 at the Mullumbimby Uniting Church from 7 till 9pm. Mullumbimby born Spiro Spiro told The Echo... Read More →
The Lismore Knitting Nannas Against Gas (KNAG) are on a mission to recycle every bit of tiny plastic they can, to help save the land, air, and water for the kiddies.
Ballina Shire Council is urging residents to keep recycling after staff watched a television story on the weekend.
With the school holidays coming just around the corner, finding something new and exciting to do is becoming difficult.
In a society based on constant consumption the increasing amount of rubbish being thrown at charities has become overwhelming.
If you recycle at the Cavanbah Centre in Byron Bay in January and February, Byron's SHIFT Project is one of the local beneficiaries of your recycling payment.
Wondering where you can do a bit of guilt-free shopping for a fraction of the usual cost and stop waste going to landfill? It could be as close as next door or just down the road.
The Queensland Government has announced it will reintroduce a levy on interstate waste and two local councils using their services admit costs could go up in the short term.
The EPA has finally begun to roll out the bottle recycling program and have installed a 'Return and Earn' vending machine in Lismore.
Lismore City Council is inviting families to a free twilight community event with activities, food, art and fun for all ages on Friday, 24 November to celebrate National Recycling Week.
Tweed Shire Council has moved to assure residents that all recyclable waste its contractors collected is being recycled properly following a damning revelation that hundreds of thousands of tonnes of glass in NSW are being stockpiled and landfilled instead of being recycled.
Lismore City Council has developed a range of colourful reusable coffee cups for its staff and the broader community in a bid to reduce waste and eliminate the ubiquitous takeaway cup.
Byron mayor Simon Richardson says he would like to see the Byron Shire Council working towards ‘zero landfill' as the future for Byron Shire. If it is to happen, it will need us to all brush up on our recycling skills.
Another milestone in Lismore’s recycling history has been reached with Lismore City Council building its first road paved with glass.
A Salvos volunteer. Despite having signs stating no dumping and CCTV, grubs still dump their rubbish at the Salvos warehouse shop in Byron Bay.
A remarkable story about an 84 year-old-woman trying to take down the third largest industry in the world is returning to the screen at the Byron Theatre tomorrow (Saturday) as part of a one-day film festival in honour of Seniors Week.
Kloset 2 Kostume: Celebrity Couture is a free six-week group course held at the Byron Youth Activity Centre and led by Kia Wasley.
Inspired by local resident Sally Williams, kids at the Ocean Shores Primary School have created a wall made from plastic bottles filled with non-recycled soft plastic rubbish.
Roger Garlick, Mullumbimby. Surely Byron Shire can do far better at recycling being in theory a Green Council.
Mullumbimby High graduate Daniel Harper now heads up one of the largest and most experienced independent providers of waste, resource and energy assessments in regional Australia.
Lismore is stamping its claim as the recycling centre of the Northern Rivers region with a major expansion of its recycling plant.
It shouldn't be so difficult to work out who's what and what's who when it comes to the recycling bin.
Byron Shire residents can now take such e-waste to the tip, without incurring fees, and rest assured it won’t end up leaching out its toxic residue in landfill.