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    Agriculture and Sustainability,  Waste

    How is Australia combating a 170% increase in waste?

    In 2014-15 Australia produced the equivalent of 565 kg per capita of municipal waste (Department of Environment and Energy, 2016). From 1996 to 2015 Australia’s population rose by 28%. Waste generation increased by 170% at a compound growth rate of 7.8% (MRA Consulting, 2016). How is Australia combating this growth? Recycling In 2014-15 Australia produced about 64 million tonnes of waste. Almost 60% of this was recycled (Department of Environment and Energy, 2016). Recycling rates are increasing which is fabulous! However, there are still multiple challenges. For example, almost one third of all recyclable items are placed in the garbage bin and end up in landfill (MRA Consulting, 2016).  Distance Recycling isn’t…

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    All Posts,  Waste

    The COMPLETE beginners guide to zero waste living (especially in Australia)

    Here is your complete beginners guide to zero waste living! This beginners guide is useful for anyone, anywhere in the world looking to start their journey towards a zero lifestyle. This guide will be especially useful for those of you in Australia as I’ve included some specific examples and resources for you. However, not to fret if you’re not in Australia, you will still learn a tonne! Keep reading to… Find out what zero waste living is and how it can benefit your life and the planet Get tips on where to start your zero journey Find out where you can buy package free and zero waste items in Australia…