October 13th, 2019 | 37 mins 35 secs
circular economy, climate change, local economy, manufacturing, sustainability, waste, waste crisis, waste reduction, waste reuse
This is the third episode from Australian Science Week, from guest host Dr Renee Beale of the Royal Society of Victoria. Guest Dr Sahajwalla explains how a future economy, one built around localisation and reuse could solve our waste problems.
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?
June 4th, 2019 | 52 mins 2 secs
bruce pascoe, charles massy, climate change, compost, dark emu, farming, food, land rights, permaculture, sustainability, waste, water rights
The second of a four-part series, recorded at the Living Pavilion, University of Melbourne. Climate Bites are lunchtime panels with experts where audience members are welcome to engage on a particular topic. In this episode, food.
July 25th, 2018 | 34 mins 29 secs
climate change, climate for change, gabby, no waste, pilates, steiner, sustainability, waste, zero waste
Mark chats with Gabby Maher, a Climate for Change volunteer, who recently took up a zero-waste challenge to raise funds for C4C. We talk about what it's like to live without producing waste for six weeks, and what she's doing now.
July 5th, 2018 | 52 mins 59 secs
bamboo, climate change, environment, landfill, philanthropy, plastic, plastic free july, social enterprise, sustainability, toothbrush, toothbrushes, waste, zero waste
This week is an exciting first for Climactic, with two Kiwis in the studio. Mark talks to Laura Wilson of Big Little Brush, a social enterprise in Melbourne using bamboo toothbrushes to do much, much more.
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.