July 31st, 2019 | 22 mins 25 secs
cash for containers, cds, climate change, container deposit, container refund, epa, rapid reaction, recycling, skm, sustainability, waste
Mark speaks to Port Phillip Councillor Kat Copsey and CDS campaigner Annett Finger about the closure of Victoria's largest recycler by the state Environmental Protection Agency, and where to next for a broken recycling system. Is it time for a Container Deposit Scheme, or well past due?
March 7th, 2019 | 45 mins 26 secs
climate change, geelong, recycling, small business, social license, sustainability, the sustainable hour
This episode is a great chat with a Geelong businesswoman, Jackie Matthews, who's business Scrap Solutions is confronting the recycling crisis head-on. Learn more about how the world of recycling works, at this vital time where we need a fix to how we treat waste.
May 31st, 2018 | 55 mins 45 secs
australia, china, climate change, incineration, recycling, sustainability, waste, waste to energy
The first in a two-part series, this episode frames the new and concerning waste recycling problem in Australia. The situation has grown critical since China’s “National Sword” decision earlier this year, not to take our recycling. Changing the ground rules on what they will — and won’t — accept has closed the door, leaving our councils effectively buried under a pile of waste.