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Lana Hirschowitz

Lana Hirschowitz

STOP PRESS: Please Stop Sending Me Unwanted Newspapers

4 min read

When I was a child there was something exciting about the local paper.

News

News

Plastic Straws, Cutlery, Cups Could Be Banned Within Months

3 min read

Plastic cutlery, straws and drink stirrers are to be banned in South Australia, with draft legislation expected to be released for public discussion this year.

National

National

Crack Team Stages 'Shit-In' To Protest Plastic-Wrapped Toilet Paper

2 min read

A team of protesters hit Sydney's most iconic beach to call out major toilet paper companies for their overuse of plastic.

Music

Music

'Throw-Away Culture': Festivalgoers Would Rather Ditch Their Tents Than Carry Them

5 min read

Australian music festivals are begging their fans to do better, with startling figures showing festivalgoers think it's fine to leave rubbish and even their tents behind when they go home.

News

News

Great Barrier Reef Contaminated With Microplastics From Clothing And Furniture: Study

2 min read

A field study in the Great Barrier Reef has found widespread contamination of microplastics in the Great Barrier Reef, most of which appear to be coming from clothing and furniture.

News

News

Aussies Survive A Whole Year Without Single-Use Plastic Bags

4 min read

We did it! We may have forgotten our bags once (or thrice), but we survived the dreaded bag ban.

National

National

Turns Out We Ingest Around A Credit Card Worth Of Plastic Every Week

2 min read

Plastic is not only polluting our oceans and waterways -- it's polluting our bodies as well.

World

World

India's Rubbish Mountain Is About To Dwarf The Taj Mahal

1 min read

The Ghazipur landfill is growing so fast it's expected to be taller than the iconic Taj Mahal by next year.

World

World

Malaysia Sending Plastics Back Is A 'Wake Up Call' For Australia

4 min read

Over the last year, Malaysia has become the dumping ground for the developed world's plastic waste  -- and it has had enough. 

World

World

Plastic Rubbish Found At The Ocean's Deepest Point

1 min read

Victor Vescovo, an American millionaire and undersea explorer just made a record-breaking dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench -- and found plastic rubbish down there.

World

World

Most Countries, Except U.S. Agree to Stop Dumping Plastic Waste In Poor Nations

2 min read

The United Nations has announced a new worldwide deal which will drastically reduce the amount of plastic dumped in third world countries.

World

World

Seaweed Pods To Replace Plastic Bottles At London Marathon

2 min read

In the race to cut down on plastic waste, London Marathon organisers have stepped up to the starting line.

News

News

Microplastics Are Being Blown To The World's Most Pristine Places

2 min read

Scientists have discovered that the wind is carrying tiny plastic particles to areas they absolutely should not be.

News

News

A Dead Pregnant Whale Has Washed Ashore With 22 Kilograms Of Plastic In Its Stomach

2 min read

A six metre-long sperm whale washed ashore the Italian island of Sardinia carrying 22 kilograms of plastic waste inside of it, as well as a dead fetus.

World

World

Europe Is Banning Single-Use Plastics To Protect Oceans

1 min read

The European Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favour of banning single-use plastic, like cutlery, plates and straws.

Life

Life

Thai Supermarket Ditches Plastic Packaging For Eco-Friendly Banana Leaves

2 min read

A supermarket in Thailand is doing its bit to reduce plastic packaging by wrapping fresh produce in eco-friendly banana leaves instead.

National

National

Bar Offers Cheaper Espresso Martini If You Bring A Keep Cup

3 min read

A bar in New South Wales is offering a discount on your espresso martinis, while making a stand for the environment.

News

News

Whale Tragically Dies And Is Found With 40kg Of Plastic Inside It

3 min read

Warning: Graphic Images

World

World

Woman's 'Disgusting' Find After Biting Into Dinner

1 min read

When Michela Emma decided to quit plastic she knew it would be difficult. What she didn't expect was that she would be eating it for dinner.

National

National

This Family Of Four Creates Just One Bag Of Rubbish A Month

4 min read

Bulk buying, packageless food and growing their own veggies -- this family is on their way to going waste-free.

World

World

Chemicals From Plastics Have Been Found Inside Bird Eggs

1 min read

Seabirds in Arctic colonies more than 160 kilometres from the nearest human settlement have laid eggs containing chemical additives used in plastics.

Erin Lyons

Erin Lyons

I Had The Bottle To Go Without Plastic For A Week. Here's What Happened.

9 min read

Has the phrase “I really need FOUR whole leeks today” ever crossed your mind when you’re half a trolley deep in the produce section?

World

World

Aussies Heading To Bali To Be Slapped With Tourist Tax

2 min read

Travelers heading to their favourite holiday spot will soon have to save a little extra, as Bali makes the moves to impose a tourist tax.

Music

Music

Corona SunSets Music Festival Will Ditch Single-Use Plastic

2 min read

Corona SunSets Festival kicks off at Wollongong’s North Beach this weekend, and they'll be banning single-use plastic items.

National

National

Two Turtles Dead After Being Trapped In Rubbish Off QLD Coast

2 min read

GRAPHIC WARNING: This story contains content that may be distressing for some readers.

National

National

This Is How Much Plastic It Takes To Kill A Sea Turtle

4 min read

Turtles are playing a game of chance with the plastic in our oceans.

Life

Life

Eco-Straws Tried And Tested: What Passed And What Sucked

3 min read

You'll be sipping pretty in no time.

National

National

Coles Backflips On Its Plastic Bag Ban Backflip

1 min read

"I've seen less back flips at an under 16's gymnastic carnival."

News

News

Statements From Coles And Woolworths On Plastic Bags

1 min read

Supermarkets explain their plastic bag policies

National

National

People Are Losing Their Minds Over Coles' "Piss Weak" Plastic Bag Backflip

3 min read

"Coles has caved to the whingers"

National

National

Q&A Wages War On Waste

3 min read

Buy recyclable products, and only buy what you need.

Style

Style

11 Chic, Eco-Friendly Shopping Bags To Help Save The Planet

4 min read

Say no to plastic, but yes to style.

News

News

Meet The Millionaire Investor Who Wants To Clean The World's Oceans

3 min read

"The profits of the future come from the first movers."

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Woolies Cuts Single-Use Plastic Bags And The Dreamworld Hearing Continues

4 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Views

Views

By 2050 There Will Be More Plastic In Our Oceans Than Fish

4 min read

Your plastic straw's life doesn't end when you toss it in the bin.