plastic pollution

Vac from the Sea

Monday, 19 September 2011

World champion surfer Layne Beachley teamed up with Electrolux and its global Vac from the Sea initiative to help clean up Australia's iconic beach, Manly, and urge Australians to get serious about plastic recycling and help stop the plastic pollution problem at sea.


The seven deadly sins of smoking

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Cigarettes don't just stop at your health when reaping damage...

David de Rothschild

"We should call this planet Ocean"

Friday, 4 March 2011

He's waging a war against plastic and with his crew last year, he completed sailing Plastiki, a boat made of 12,500 reclaimed plastic bottles, across the Pacific. Meet David de Rothschild, the environmental adventurer who won't take no for an answer.

A machine that converts plastic into oil

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Last year, this video of a Japanese man who invented a machine that turns plastic into oil got a viral boost on You Tube. The small, portable machine could help to dramatically reduce our CO2 emissions. For more information, visit:

Plastic bag

Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Friday, 11 February 2011

All you need to know about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Bag it

Free Film Night with Tim Silverwood

20 January

Renowned Australian environmentalist Tim Silverwood is giving a talk on his recent expedition to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. He will discuss the consequences of plastic pollution in our oceans and also present the award-winning documentary Bag It. Includes light refreshments.

Where: Civic Centre, Council Chambers, 725 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why, NSW.
When: 6:45pm, Friday 20 January, 2012.
Cost: Admission is free, but bookings are recommended.
Click here for more information.


Plastiki docks in Sydney Harbour

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Sydney welcomed a very special boat into its harbour yesterday morning when the Plastiki  arrived – an 18.2 m catamaran made with plastic bottles.

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