Category Archives: waste

Recovering our waste – and our humanity

Glenorchy’s Recovery Shop is an object lesson in how to deal with waste Glenorchy, home of Mona, is doubly blessed. Before Mona there was the Tip Shop, or as it’s now known, the Recovery Shop, which this year celebrated 25 years in … Continue reading

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Struggling for words in the face of a crisis

We seem paralysed and struck dumb by the monstrous crisis threatening life on Earth. A couple of bystanders at Manly Beach in the ABC’s revived War on Waste series said all we need to know about our all-too-human response to … Continue reading

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This is a war we must fight, and win

Australia’s efforts to cut emissions are floundering and the government needs help. There’s plenty to talk about. Anzac Day talk is about life in the forces, but war in this century is also about terrorism and civil conflict. To add to … Continue reading

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