Issue date : Tue 3 July, 2018
Estimated Reading Time : 03 Min 39 Seconds
Number of items : 43
State's troubled recycling system receives $37 million rescue package
The Age
Tue 3 July, 2018
Victoria’s beleaguered recycling system has been given a $37 million lifeline aimed at cutting the amount of recyclable material that ends up in landfill and turning more of the state's waste into commercial products.
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The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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Manufacturers’ Monthly
VIC gov launches new plan to boost recycling
ABC News
Recycling crisis prompts Victorian Government to sink millions into sector
Yahoo!7 News
New package to tackle Vic recycling issue
News.com.au
SBS World News Australia
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Herald Sun
Governments should buy recycled material: inquiry
Government News
Tue 3 July, 2018
Commonwealth departments and state and local governments would adopt more explicit ‘green procurement’ policies under measures recommended by a Senate committee.
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WA agency abandoned contaminated site checks, but told no one: report
WAToday
Tue 3 July, 2018
Contamination from substances including asbestos, cyanide and arsenic remains strewn across a vast portion of WA after a government agency stopped identifying contaminated sites, failed to notify the overseeing agency, and failed to complete remediation projects, a new report has found.
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Octopus expands into Aussie market
Money Management
Tue 3 July, 2018
Octopus Investments, the largest solar player in Europe, has announced its expansion into the Australian market, opening its first office in Melbourne.
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You’re fashionable Fiona, but get a grip on the facts
The Australian
Tue 3 July, 2018
Last week, Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg invited several carefully ­selected players from the energy sector to Canberra to lend support to the national energy guarantee. His aim, no doubt, was to try to change the minds of some of the doubters in the partyroom.
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WA hydrogen project to turn tap water into power
The West Australian
Tue 3 July, 2018
Natural gas powerhouse ATCO is about to kick off an innovative project that could turn water into power across the country after getting a $1.5 million grant from the Federal Government.
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Regional homes driving SA’s solar energy boom, new data shows
News.com.au
Tue 3 July, 2018
THE number of properties with solar power is soaring with SA regions leading the charge. Click here to find out which towns and suburbs are driving the State’s renewable energy boom.
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The Advertiser
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GBCA’s roadmap to net zero emissions by 2050
Architecture and Design
Tue 3 July, 2018
The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has released a draft Carbon Positive Roadmap that sets out ambitious targets and actions to support the built environment’s transition to net zero emissions by 2050.
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Koalas sniff out juicy leaves and break down eucalypt toxins – it’s in their genome
The Conversation
Tue 3 July, 2018
News is out today that the entire genome of the koala has been sequenced. This means we now have a complete read-out of the genes and other DNA sequences of this iconic marsupial mammal.
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National coalition launches for residents of country's 90 toxic sites
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 3 July, 2018
A nationwide coalition will be launched today to advocate on behalf of dozens of communities in Australia grappling with the devastating fallout of toxic firefighting contamination.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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Emission target $100m fine heavy: retailer
9 News
Mon 2 July, 2018
Hefty fines for electricity companies who fail to meet proposed carbon emission reduction targets could bankrupt retailers, one company believes.
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SBS World News Australia
The Australian
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Investors worth $1trn say no to coal
The Australian Financial Review
Mon 2 July, 2018
UniSuper and QSuper have thrown their combined $147 billion of funds under management behind the global Climate Action 100+ group, lifting to more than $1 trillion the local funds pledged to steer energy-intensive companies away from coal and towards cleaner energy.
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Leading retailers join global green supply chain initiative
Logistics & Materials Handling
Mon 2 July, 2018
Leading retail powerhouses are stepping up on supply chain sustainability, according to the latest figures from CDP, a global environmental impact non-profit.
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JAX Tyres further boosts consumer choice of TSA accredited retailers
Inside Waste
Mon 2 July, 2018
JAX Tyres has joined the comprehensive roster of tyre retailers with Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) accreditation - further increasing the already significant choices for customers looking to find a tyre retailer exercising environmentally sustainable management of end-of-life tyres.
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VanEck ETF receives ethical tick
Financial Standard
Mon 2 July, 2018
A VanEck ETF has been given one of the highest ethical ratings by the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA).
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The whole world is laughing at us
News.com.au
Mon 2 July, 2018
AUSTRALIA, get a grip. We have to make a slight adjustment to the way we shop and people lose their minds to the point of violence.
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The Daily Telegraph
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Threatened fish finds new home in Victoria
News.com.au
Mon 2 July, 2018
An expansion of one of Australia's most endangered native fish populations into a Victorian waterhole is going swimmingly, with hopes the initiative will help stave off the species' extinction.
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NT News
Perthnow
SBS World News Australia
The Advertiser
The Australian
The Courier Mail
The Mercury
The Newcastle Herald
Yahoo!7 News
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Dogs with jobs join cat fight
Particle
Mon 2 July, 2018
Who let the dogs out? And why? Wildlife warriors have enlisted dogs in the fight to save our threatened animals from feral cat predation.
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Hidden gem: Australia’s purple wattle
Australian Geographic
Mon 2 July, 2018
As Australia’s national floral emblem, golden wattle is much-loved and well-recognised. But did you know it comes in a range of vibrant colours?
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'Already has holes': New Woolworths bags slammed by shoppers
Yahoo!7 News
Mon 2 July, 2018
Woolworths shoppers switching to the 15c reusable plastic bags have voiced their anger at the retail giant for “useless” bags that reportedly break and tear after one use.
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Tanya Cox becomes WorldGBC vice-chair
The Fifth Estate
Mon 2 July, 2018
Green Building Council of Australia director Tanya Cox has been appointed vice-chair of the World Green Building Council, the first Australian to hold the position.
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Wanted: A CIO to save the environment
CIO
Mon 2 July, 2018
The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) – a donation-funded community organisation with more than half a million members – is seeking its inaugural chief information officer.
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Ford taps EV expert to be new boss for Australia, NZ
Reneweconomy
Mon 2 July, 2018
US auto giant Ford Motor Company has signalled the start of a new chapter for its business in Australia, with the appointment of a global electric vehicle executive, Kay Hart, to head up operations Down Under.
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Sydney soaked as NSW posts driest start to any year since 1986
The Sydney Morning Herald
Mon 2 July, 2018
Sydney clocked the most number of rainy days in June in more than half a century, belying the on-going dry spell that is gripping farmers across much of eastern Australia.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
The Canberra Times
WAToday
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