Phasing out single-use plastics in the ACT

Phasing out single-use plastics in the ACT

The Conservation Council has welcomed the opportunity to make a submission on the ACT Government’s phasing out single-use plastic Discussion Paper. However, the ACT Government needs to be far more ambitious on the issue as Canberra has a real opportunity to lead...
We need to rethink plastics in the ACT

We need to rethink plastics in the ACT

The ACT Government is holding community and business information sessions on its proposal to tackle single-use plastics in the ACT. These sessions form part of the ACT government’s consultations on its Phasing out single-use plastics discussion paper. Although...
Burning forest biomass is not carbon neutral

Burning forest biomass is not carbon neutral

On top of the simplistic claims that growing trees make burning forest biomass innocuous, the carbon accounting rules developed for the Kyoto Protocol and the way they have been applied has also enabled a false perception of carbon neutrality. The IPCC recognised the...
Canberra should aim for kitchen organic AND garden waste

Canberra should aim for kitchen organic AND garden waste

The ACT Government is about to spend $33.3 million on providing a third ‘green’ waste bin for all households in Canberra. This follows a ‘trial’ in Weston Creek and Kambah in 2016-17 at a cost of $1.3 million to over 7,000 households. It seems providing a ‘green’ bin...
Going backwards on reducing ACT’s waste

Going backwards on reducing ACT’s waste

The ACT is failing to achieve key targets in waste minimisation and waste management and now the ACT Government is trying to lead the Territory towards waste incineration to deal with its problems. The Conservation Council has produced a briefing paper – Going...
Waste Management Issues in the ACT

Waste Management Issues in the ACT

A range of waste management issues and proposals has come on to the Conservation Council work program. We have been working with a range of groups and individuals on matters arising from the ACT Waste Feasibility Study in particular the proposed Fyshwick recycling and...