Latest plastic posts


Do you toss biodegradable plastic in the compost bin? Here’s why it might not break down

“Biodegradable” plastic is often touted as an environmentally friendly alternative. But depending on the type of plastic, this label can be very misleading and can lead environmentally conscious consumers astray.


Ever wonder what happens to your kerbside recycling?

​It's been 4 years since China announced it's ban on the importation of recyclable materials from Australia, sending the waste industry (and me) into a tailspin! Why was our recyclable waste being shipped overseas in the first place, and where was it going to go now? As confronting as it ...


Reducing The Amount Of Plastic In Your Life? It’s Time To Talk About Microplastics...

They're the biggest type of plastic pollution, but we don't always see them.


Using Lots Of Plastic Packaging During The Coronavirus Crisis? You're Not Alone

Let’s look at why this is happening, and what to do about it.


Holidays Away Are Good For The Soul – But Can They Be Good For The Planet Too?

It is possible to travel lightly and thoughtfully. Here are six tips for travelling without the use of plastic.


In Banning Plastic Bags We Need To Make Sure We’re Not Creating New Problems

Australia’s big two supermarkets have recently announced the phase out free single-use plastic bags. So far, so good. But are there any downsides?


This South Pacific Island Of Rubbish Shows Why We Need To Quit Our Plastic Habit

Researchers have found nearly 38 million pieces of plastic rubbish on Henderson Island, one of the most remote islands on the planet.


What’s The Deal With Compostable Plastic?

There are dangers involved with looking to compostable plastic as a one-stop solution to our plastic epidemic.


How To: Make Your Bathroom Plastic Free

It's easy to live a plastic free life with these tips and tricks