Container for Change scheme has recycled 5 billion bottles!

Container for Change scheme has recycled 5 billion bottles!

© Canva NFP More than $500 million has gone back into the pockets of Queenslanders with the Palaszczuk Government announcing five billion containers have been refunded through its popular Containers for Change scheme. Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon said...
It’s Global Recycling Day

It’s Global Recycling Day

18 March 2022 In just the past 50 years, humans have consumed more resources than ever before. Recycling has been called the Earth’s ‘seventh resource’ (after water, air, oil, natural gas, coal and minerals) because it saves more than 700 million tonnes of CO2...
Plastic Pollution Treaty takes a big step

Plastic Pollution Treaty takes a big step

4 March 2022 At the UN, 174 nations including Australia got a big tick for agreeing to develop a global plastic pollution treaty, the Boomerang Alliance of 55 NGO said yesterday.   “The resolution coming out of negotiations in Nairobi has now established...
Make 2022 even more plastic-free

Make 2022 even more plastic-free

14 January 2022 The problems caused by plastics, and their breakdown into even more minute microplastic particles that litter our entire planet, are well-documented and make striving for a plastic-free future a goal. Alternatives are available, so with the help of our...

Planning even more plastic-reduction in the New Year

30 December 2021 Boomerang Alliance organisations like Wildlife Queensland are looking forward to a rewarding year of campaign work planned for 2022. 2021 has been a big year for Wildlife Queensland’s cooperation with Boomerang Alliance, as the alliance’s...

Queensland Expanding Single-Use Plastics Ban

6 December 2021 Wildlife Queensland and the Boomerang Alliance of 56 NGOs have welcomed the announcement of consultation on a second nation-leading tranche of single-use plastic items to be banned in Queensland. These items include problem plastics habitually littered...

Wash, Rinse, Repeat for Plastics!

31 August 2021 Our successful single-use plastic campaign means less plastic pollution from 1 September 2021 After years of running our single-use plastic-free Queensland campaign with our Boomerang Alliance allies, today, 31 August 2021, marks the end of times for...

Time to ‘Pack it in’ for Plastic

Thanks to all of the inspirational entrants to our Plastic Free July competition. #PlasticFreeJuly is a wonderful catalyst for getting people to consider waste-reduction strategies in their own homes, but let’s not stop there … we need to be...

Position Statement on Helium Balloons

29 July 2021 What goes up must come down! Boomerang Alliance and Wildlife Queensland oppose any release of helium and other lighter-than-air balloons. The impact of balloons on litter, marine and terrestrial wildlife, and farm animals is well recognised and documented...
LGAQ Should Put Focus on Household Waste Reductions, Not Waste Levy

LGAQ Should Put Focus on Household Waste Reductions, Not Waste Levy

By Toby Hutcheon, Boomerang Alliance In the three years since the waste levy was introduced in Queensland, waste levels have reduced in the business and construction sectors. There have not been comparable reductions from the municipal sector, a sector that is exempt...

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