Australia Takes Stand on Single-Use Plastic Bags

Single-use plastic bags are going out of style in Australia, but shoppers aren’t thrilled by the reduction. Two major retailers, Big W and Coles, have officially ended the use of plastic shopping bags from their stores. The move effectively outlaws their use in nearly every Australian state. After Tasmania and …

Western Australia To Ban Single-Use Plastic Bags, Effective July 1, 2018

The Premier of Western Australia, Mark McGowan, announced yesterday that single-use plastic bags would be banned in the territory, effective July 1, 2018. This follows on bans in South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory, and Northern Territory that went into effect in 2009, 2011, and 2011, respectively. So, while no …

Tasmanian Wind Farm Deal

Tasmania will boost its wind power generation by almost 50% with the construction of a new $300 million turbine farm in the state’s central highlands. The 49-turbine Cattle Hill wind farm was announced earlier today, under a deal between state-owned power retailer Aurora Energy and wind farm developer Goldwind Australia. …