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Leichhardt locals campaign to ‘kickstart’ BYO Coffee Cup after COVID cup confusion

By EVA BAXTER Locals are campaigning to challenge the people of Leichhardt to use reusable coffee cups for ten days from the 1st to the 10th of December. Darina Wallace, a Leichhardt local involved with the campaign told the people of Leichhardt to dust off their keep cups, take an extra ten minutes to sit […]

‘Do something thoughtful,’ Inner West war on waste

By EVA BAXTER As Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week nears its end, the Independent examines the recent ways the inner west is warring with waste. Coinciding with National Recycling Week 2020, Planet Ark released a report that found, as a result of COVID, 70% of councils had increased volumes of general waste in kerbside bins […]

Lockdown causes waste collection delays in City of Sydney

By EVA BAXTER Some residents in the City of Sydney Council area have reported that the collection of their waste, recycling, and garden organics has been delayed. A City of Sydney spokesperson said given the changing requirements of public health orders restricting movement of people across greater Sydney and in cases where workers have had […]

Community calls out illegal dumping

By KATE RAFFERTY Amid COVID-19 conditions and closure of op shops, illegal dumping and waste pile-up has increased in the Inner West, and locals say the issue is not getting better. “Just visibly the dumping has increased twice as much in the Inner West,” says Kieran Archee, sales employee at the Bower Reuse and Repair […]

Waverley targets waste

By Linda Hoang Waverley Council and community groups spent July working together to promote a plastic free future, encouraging a move towards zero waste and sustainable living. As part of Plastic Free Bondi in July, the groups held documentary film screenings and panels, market stall days and beach clean ups to encourage locals to come […]