Pottery coffee cups target sustainability

Renton Bishopric with his ceramic coffee cups

GRACE HOLGATE With single use plastic bags out of circulation, it seems like only a matter of time before disposable coffee cups become the next target on the road to environmental sustainability. And with good reason. Each year an … [Read more...]

Eco Expo returns to promote sustainable living

Plastic Free Boy at Eco Expo

JESSICA MCLAUGHLIN Environmentalists around Brisbane are getting ready to flock to this year's Eco Expo for a weekend of sustainable fun. The event, which takes place at the Brisbane Showgrounds from Friday 14 September to Sunday 16 September, … [Read more...]

The last straw: living zero-waste

MONIQUE PUEBLOS The world is drowning in pre-packaged goods and single-use plastics, but some people are determined not to add to the rubbish pile, joining the burgeoning zero-waste movement. Gold Coaster Kimberly Hodgson, a recent devotee to the … [Read more...]

One man’s trash is another man’s lunch

ANIKA MCMAHON The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection reveals Queensland produced 8.5 million tonnes of waste in 2012-2013, with 55% sent to landfill. Communities are taking matters into their own hands and preventing … [Read more...]