The South Australian Government is looking at banning single-use plastic products such as straws and cutlery as well as expanding the container deposit scheme.
Officials from EU member states and the European Parliament back recommendations to ban single-use straws, plates, cutlery and cotton swabs.
Adventurer Lindsey Cole swims the Thames, dressed as a mermaid, after walking WA's 3,000-kilometre-long Rabbit Proof Fence.
A vet who has seen too much wildlife affected by plastic waste decided to be proactive about recycling and has launched her first collection of pet products.
In a bid to counter pollution in seas, fields and waterways, the European Parliament overwhelmingly backs a wide-ranging ban affecting an array of products for which valid alternatives are available.
A Government review has found the ACT's consumption of plastic bags will hit pre-ban levels within the next few years if tougher action on plastic bag use is not taken.
It's an industry worth more than $700 million annually, but it also contributes to a huge plastic waste problem — the list of reasons why Australians keep buying bottled water is long and varied.
He's the man who implemented the nation's first statewide bag ban in 2009 — now Mike Rann is calling on companies and the New South Wales Government to show some courage and ban all single-use plastic bags.
Reusable supermarket shopping bags are much sturdier than their bin-liner predecessors, but consider this: overseas studies suggest buying reusable bags every time you shop is worse than just using plastic, writes Trevor Thornton.
From women in corrections to Girl Guides, Queensland communities are preparing for the ban on single-use plastic bags.