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…

New Rescue Tool To Save Whale Disentanglements

WA Government scientists have teamed up with marine wildlife specialists to produce an advanced whale rescue tool that monitors the real-time location of entangled whales. This innovation makes way for the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservations and Attractions to observe the whale from a distance prior to seeking to free…

WA Begins Countdown to Plastic Bag Ban

The State Government has begun the countdown to WA’s plastic bag ban, with less than one month left until plastic bags will no longer be available at shops around WA. Environment Minister Stephen Dawson has urged households to stop using plastic bags and bring their own bags to shops in the lead up to the…

“Unique” Segway Tours to Boost Perth City Tourism

Tourists to Perth will be able to experience the city’s nature in a unique way, with Segway tours giving WA an opportunity to boost tourism in the heart of the city. The tours will give tourists a unique way to explore the features of Kings Park and Botanic Garden, the state’s most visited destination in…

Yalgorup National Park Expands To Protect Environment

New land will be added to Yalgorup National Park in a bid to protect the park’s natural environment. 1,001 hectares of Class A conservation reserve will be included in the world-renowned park, as part of the WA Government’s plan to safeguard threatened species and ecological communities. “The inclusion of this conservation significant land will provide…

Environmental Education for Kids Key in Kings Park Naturescape Re-Opening

Young people will get the opportunity to revisit nature at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, afterthe Rio Tinto Naturescape was reopened following a 12-month renovation. The upgrade of Stage 2 of the facility will give children the chance to explore the environment in the heart of Perth. “This Stage 2 upgrade is a fantastic addition…

New Strategy to Reduce 75 Per Cent of Waste by 2030

A government commissioned consultation paper into opportunities to improve WA’s waste and recycling performance, prepared by the Waste Authority, was launched at Perth’s Foodbank today. Western Australia is currently lagging behind the other states in the country, which is why Environment Minister Stephen Dawson used this opportunity to call on the community to reduce their…

Less waste to landfill, but we still need to recycle more

By Helene Fung West Australians have been making an effort to recycle more and send less to landfill – that’s the encouraging news coming out of two Waste Authority reports today; the 2015-16 Census of Local Government Waste and Recycling Services and the Recycling Activity in Western Australia 2015-16 report. According to data in the…

WA to Become International Mountain Biking Destination

WA is a step closer to becoming an international mountain biking destination, after a new master plan was released today. The plan aims to guide the development of trails in Perth and Peel, expanding the current network of trails from 125 kilometres over nine sites, to 575 kilometres over 24 sites. The report is a…