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  • Australian Circular Fashion Conference

    The Australian Circular Fashion Conference (ACFC) is Australasia’s leading business event on sustainability in fashion. Following the success of the inaugural event last year, ACFC 2019 is a call to action to the industry to implement fashion sustainability within 5-10 years, targeted at over 500 business leaders. For more on ACFC or to register, read...

    10th September, 2018

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  • Garage Sale Trail

    Garage Sale Trail is Australia’s biggest weekend of garage sales, and is happening on October 20 & 21 this year. Over 400,000 Australians will hit the streets that weekend in search of pre-loved bargains.  The event which aims to encourage Australians to choose pre-loved whether through an op shop or garage sale aims to save...

    10th September, 2018

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  • What’s Inside My Wardrobe?

    What’s inside your wardrobe? This fun, fashionable and thought-provoking event is free to everyone interested in how our fashion shopping choices can change the world! A fabulous line up of panelists talk about sustainability and ethical practices in the fashion industry and how op-shopping fits into our every day fashion choices. Its a precursor to...

    10th September, 2018

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  • October is Buy Nothing New Month

    Buy Nothing New Month is the brainchild of Tamara DiMattina, who Fairfax call ‘PR to The Planet’. It started in Melbourne and is spreading to the Netherlands and USA. It’s a one month challenge to buy nothing new (with the exception of essentials like food, hygiene and medicines). It’s literally about taking one month off...

    10th September, 2018

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  • The Future of Recyling

    The ‘Future of Recycling’ is the theme for NACRO’s Annual Conference, to be held at QT Gold Coast from 15-16 October 2018. The Event Program has been finalised and boasts the best line-up of speakers, sessions, panels and thought-provoking insights ever compiled for a NACRO Conference. More delegates than ever before have already registered and...

    29th August, 2018

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  • Op Shop Tips from Elle Magazine

    In  abeautifully titled article ‘Fashion But Make it Second Hand’, Elle Australia presents 10 useful op shopping tips from women who only buy second hand. For tips one to ten, read on.

    29th August, 2018

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  • Yes, Even Supermodels Go Op Shopping

    Supermodel Helena Christensen says shops in thrift shops. Female First in the UK have her quoting “I shop at second-hand stores and online. I find much more joy in finding pieces that have been lived-in and are unique”. Spread the word. Op shopping truly does inspire joy, with pieces that are unique and have been...

    29th August, 2018

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  • E-waste Exports Highlight Need for Tighter Controls

    Reports that a defunct computer screen dropped at an Australian retailer for recycling was shipped to a junkyard in Thailand have renewed calls for Australia to get serious about e-waste controls, with calls for Australia to support international ban on such exports. Under current laws any such waste should have been sent to an approved recycler...

    29th August, 2018

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  • Trash Taxi Services – The App Waste Future

    We use our phones to do everything from delivering our favorite late night cravings to tracking our exercise. So why can’t we use the technology we engage with on a regular basis to do something good for the planet? Recycle Track Systems works like a typical App and gives users the ability to schedule on-demand...

    29th August, 2018

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  • Rubbish to Energy in Sweded

    Sweden “recycles nearly all of its waste” and in doing so “generates electricity and heating”. So should Australia become more like Sweden and make our waste useful? Sweden has banned most landfill and has invested heavily with 34 waste-to-energy plants currently operating, with their first built in the 1940s! With half the waste in Sweden recycled and 49% of...

    29th August, 2018

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  • France Targets 100% Plastics Recycling

    Vive La France. France will roll out a series of measures to accelerate President Emmanuel Macron’s goal of reaching 100% plastic recycling by 2025. Junior Environment Minister Brune Poirson added “Declaring war on plastic is not enough. We need to transform the French economy.” Economic transformation and encouraging consumers to recycle is the key. For...

    29th August, 2018

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  • Smarter e-Waste Urban Mining

    Janet Gunter, co-founder of The Restart Project estimates that 1,000 Titanics’ worth of discarded electronics is dumped in the UK, with much of it extremely toxic if mishandled. In 2017, the United Nations University’s Global E-waste Monitor predicted global e-waste would hit 50 million tonnes this year — three million tonnes of it being small...

    29th August, 2018

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