Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

Calls to Make Your Green Waste Recycling A[euro][approximately]trendy'

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Sunday (Maroochydore, Australia)

Calls to Make Your Green Waste Recycling A[euro][approximately]trendy'

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THE MAN who led the charge to have council's controversial green bins plan overturned, says the explosion in debate raised an important question about household waste disposal.

Cr Jason O'Pray, who represents the Maroochydore area, said the disposal of green waste was fraught with challenges, but the silver lining was that the issue was now under scrutiny.

"The aim is to get people to ask the question around the dinner table: how do we manage our green waste?" Cr O'Pray said. "We've got to make the action of managing their green waste, in a responsible manner, kind of cool and kind of trendy."

The need to focus more intently on household waste management is supported by Buderim businesswoman Jacki Hull, who lived under a strict recycling regime in Austria for 10 years.

Households in the tiny European nation were required legally to recycle to the highest degree, including throwing no food scraps away, using only reusable shopping bags, dividing glass bottles into its various colours, and even driving the goods themselves to recycling centres. …

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