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There has been a lot of discussion about button batteries recently. These CANNOT go into the yellow bin, but can be taken to your nearest hazardous waste depot for safe disposal.

Alternately check with your local council, who may accept these at their battery collection points.

www.greenindustries.sa.gov.au/hazwaste
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There has been a lot of discussion about button batteries recently. These CANNOT go into the yellow bin, but can be taken to your nearest hazardous waste depot for safe disposal. 

Alternately check with your local council, who may accept these at their battery collection points. 

https://www.greenindustries.sa.gov.au/hazwaste

 

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I’m sure battery world take all batteries

It has been a fantastic two days for the KESAB team at the 2020 SA Waste And Resource Recovery (WARR) Conference - the only industry conference to meet in person all year!

Both Brian and Ali had the opportunity to present on their respective projects with the Wine Industry Sustainable Packaging Alliance and Adelaide's finest supermarkets.

Huge congratulations to the conference organising team for their incredible work ensuring the conference went ahead.

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It has been a fantastic two days for the KESAB team at the 2020 SA Waste And Resource Recovery (WARR) Conference - the only industry conference to meet in person all year! 

Both Brian and Ali had the opportunity to present on their respective projects with the Wine Industry Sustainable Packaging Alliance and Adelaides finest supermarkets. 

Huge congratulations to the conference organising team for their incredible work ensuring the conference went ahead.    

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Awesome, is the recording available to view 😁

Well done Brian and Ali on great presentations!

There is currently no brand of single-use nappy which is certified compostable in Australia, which means no nappy (even if labelled as compostable or biodegradable on the packaging) can be put into our green bins. ... See MoreSee Less

There is currently no brand of single-use nappy which is certified compostable in Australia, which means no nappy (even if labelled as compostable or biodegradable on the packaging) can be put into our green bins.

 

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Even though I love using reusable MCNs, I think there is a missed opportunity not having commercially compostable nappies yet. I suggested in the SA Waste Strategy DRAFT consultation for the state government to fund this industry; compostable nappy manufacturing AND reusable nappy cleaning services = jobs and sustainability 😍

I think they are getting better with their labelling thank goodness - saw one yesterday saying 90% biodegradable, i.e. 10% plastic. Is this better in landfill than one that's a lot less but more money??

Someone needs to invent one that does break down their certainly is a market for them

This goes for "flushable", "biodegradable", and "compostable" wipes, too, doesn't it? Wipes should not be flushed or composted, they need to go in the red general waste bin.

Eenies say they are home compostable (hot compost). I wonder if that is really a viable option? I guess if they were only used sparingly...

I bought my nephew what I thought were compostable nappies from Ecolateral earlier this year for his new baby. From memory they were made from bamboo fibres. Thought I was doing the right thing but, after reading this, maybe they weren't as good for the environment as I thought.

On a side question.. What should do with my MCNs now that we’ve finished with them? They’re very well used and at the end of their days..

Sonia Blackwell a tasmanian brand called eenee did, but to date they have not gotten the AS4736 certification which means they can't be green binned. From what I've heard (not from eenee) the certification is very expensive, which is a real blocker for small companies trying to keep afloat in the first place with what are still considered niche products.

Reusable over disposable! 💪🏻

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Do you have something you would love to learn how to fix? We have several fantastic, volunteer run Repair Cafes around Adelaide, with volunteer experts are onsite to help you fix, repair, or mend your items!

A few upcoming dates and locations below (see individual Facebook Pages for more detail):

Unley - Saturday October 31st
Campbelltown - Sunday November 8th
Gawler- Saturday November 21st

Do you know of any others? Let us know in the comments 😊

Photo credit- Unley Repair Cafe.
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Do you have something you would love to learn how to fix?  We have several fantastic, volunteer run Repair Cafes around Adelaide, with volunteer experts are onsite to help you fix, repair, or mend your items!

A few upcoming dates and locations below (see individual Facebook Pages for more detail):

Unley - Saturday October 31st 
Campbelltown - Sunday November 8th
Gawler- Saturday November 21st

Do you know of any others? Let us know in the comments 😊

Photo credit-  Unley Repair Cafe.

 

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Riki - Maybe let Nan know?

The Hut at Aldgate have one on Sunday 15th November 10am-1pm.

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