Second Round of Grants Boost Swan River Protection

The Swan River Canning Catchment will be getting more protection and rehabilitation, following a second round of grants for river care projects. Nine volunteer groups will benefit from almost $260,000 under the second round of the Community Rivercare Program that will be devoted to weed control and foreshore restoration in the catchment. “Community groups are…

FOGO bin system to be rolled out across Melville

After an extensive and successful trial to nearly 7,000 City of Melville residents, the Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) three bin system was given the go-ahead in Tuesday’s council meeting and will now be rolled out mid next year to 39,500 households. City of Melville Mayor, Russell Aubrey, welcomed the support and is looking forward…

Strong Rally Turnout Calling A Permanent Ban On Fracking In WA

By Stephanie Acevedo A call for a permanent, legislated statewide ban on fracking in WA was held at Parliament house today. At twelve o’clock, the protest saw a rally and presentation of one of the state’s biggest petitions.  Among the crowd were climate experts, such as former head of CSIRO’s atmospheric research team and former…

Western Australians to Blaze a Reuse Trail in Nations Biggest Garage Sale

Western Australians will be encouraged to blaze a trail of environmental sustainability by passing on their old items in the nation’s biggest garage sale. The Garage Sale Trail is heading to Rockingham and Kwinana on October 20 and 21, giving people the opportunity to declutter while creating positive social and environmental change by reusing. “The…

Cockburn Sound Environment “Well Managed”: Report

Water quality in Cockburn Sound has improved as a result of efforts to reduce pollution in Perth’s coastal waters, according to an environmental report. Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said the Cockburn Sound was generally well managed, following the release of the 2017 Cockburn Sound Drivers-Pressures-State-Impacts-Responses Assessment Final Report. “The State Government welcomes these reports on…

Rally against outer harbour construction at Cockburn Sound

A rally next week against the proposed outer harbour at Cockburn Sound is expecting to attract approximately 6,000 people. “We need to have a show of force so the government sees that it’s not actually just on paper, it’s not just internet warriors, we actually have people on the ground that are concerned about it,”…

Rottnest Island New Walk Trail Features Sustainability Initiative

The recently opened Wadiemup Bidi walk trail on Rottnest Island features 45 kilometres of trails and 27 newly constructed bench seats and boardwalk sections, all made from recycled plastics. The recycled materials represent 430,000 plastic bags that would otherwise end up in landfill. The major walk trail project is part of Rottnest Island’s sustainability focus.…

Plastic Bag Ban Officially Starts In WA

The plastic bag ban in WA comes into effect, with supermarkets no longer offering single use plastic bags. Instead, customers will be able to purchase re-usable plastic bags at a cost of approximately 15 cents each, but are strongly encouraged to bring their own re-usable bags every time they do shopping.  Environment Minister Stephen Dawson…

Woolworths Dump Plastic Bags as Ban Begins

Retail giant Woolworths will stop making single-use plastic bags available with the bags banned from its supermarkets from today. Woolworths customers will be required to bring re-usable bags or buy them at the supermarket’s stores and affiliated businesses BWS and Woolworths service stations. “It’s great that the major supermarkets like Woolworths are support and moving…