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Councils in Big Soda firing line over container deposits

By Julian Bajkowski Beverage companies have rolled out the heavy artillery in an escalating war of words aimed at councils and consumers over the proposed introduction of a National Container Deposit Scheme. In a new advertising campaign the drinks industry likens the idea of putting a price on bottles to reduce rubbish as the equivalent […]

City of Sydney experiment dumps wheelie bins

By Paul Hemsley The ubiquitous sight of wheelie bins cluttering-up the footpath on rubbish night could soon be a thing of the past for sardine-style residents of inner-city Sydney if an experiment that banishes household refuse to underground hoppers goes to plan. City of Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore has announced a novel trial of […]

Moving beyond roads, rates and rubbish

Australian councils have transformed themselves beyond a narrow focus on ‘roads, rates and rubbish’ and are successfully delivering broader objectives to promote social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing of communities.   Those are the findings of a new a study prepared for the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG) which argues that councils […]

Much ado about rubbish

The Total Environment Centre (TEC) applied for a $25000 grant from the council to produce the 25-minute documentary Waste Not.   Mayor Clover Moore said the documentary was timely and inspires people to be part of the solution to waste, rather than participants to the problem.   The documentary was produced to increase understanding of […]

Sydney gets creative with rubbish

  By Paul Hemsley In a $10.4 million effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions such as methane, the council has endorsed a deal to decrease the quantity of rubbish transported to the outer Sydney suburbs. Mayor Clover Moore said in five years time, the main landfill sites at Eastern Creek and Lucas Heights will be […]

Picking up pieces of litter strategy

By Staff Writer The Victorian Government is asking for community feedback on ideas about how it can develop and implement an improved litter strategy to reduce and prevent litter in the state. Public consultation will be open until 4.00 pm on Friday April 13, 2007. A number of issues have been identified in a Litter […]


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