It's not often you get a chance to talk directly to your State Premier about something you're passionate about. But as chance would have it, on Monday night I was able to represent my local area and attend the NSW Community Cabinet Meeting as an advocate for a container deposit scheme.
In its bid to slam the door on an Australian wide roll out of a cash for containers scheme that’s been so successful in South Australia, Coke has been employing its 'Three Cs' – cops, cons, and court action.
Seabirds: the poster children for ocean health. Fishers use them to identify fishing hot spots. Environmental and marine scientists use them as indicators of the condition of the ocean environment due to their ability to cover vast areas.
For many people the Arctic is seen as one of the last wilderness regions left where there has been limited human impact. However, sampling of marine plastic debris over the past few days shows that the far reaching effects of mankind is clearly present even in the Arctic Ocean.