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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : October 15 2008
18 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, October 16, 2008 MB ONE DEGREE OF CHANGE -- IT'S ABOUT EVERY ONE OF US Local heroes Leading lights It's a fact Household chemical collection Canada Bay Council is giving locals the opportunity to get rid of any unwanted household waste this Saturday. The free household chemical collection is part of the CleanOut Program, supported by the State Environment and Climate Change Department. Residents are encouraged to dispose of waste such as paint and paint-related products, pesticides and herbicides, solvents and household cleaners, motor oils and fuels, batteries, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, pool chemicals and fluorescent tubes. For details phone the Environment Line on 131 555 or visit www.cleanout.com.au Call to recycle mobile phones Students are being asked to help avoid carbon emissions by participating in the MobileMuster National Schools Recycling Challenge, which runs until November 14. MobileMuster, the official recycling program of the mobile phone industry, is calling all schools to register by October 17. In return schools and students will receive various rewards including native Australian tube stock to plant in the school grounds or local area. Schools and classes can register online at www.mobilemuster.com.au. For details about the challenge, or to register your class or school, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 306 162. Dux a finalist in two categories A NEWINGTON-based manufacturer has been named as a finalist in the 2008 GreenPlumbers Awards. Dux is a finalist in two categories -- the Sustainability Victoria Energy Efficient Product of the Year and the Aust- ralian Plumbing Industry Magazine Product of the Year. The company has been nominated for its Subzero heat pump hot water system, a domestic water heater that uses solar energy and has reduced hot water consumption by up to 70 per cent. Winners will be announced on November 10. Recycle all your old computers OLD computers can be recycled for free at Marrickville Depot this week- end. Personal computers, printers and all computer equipment will be recycled in environmentally-friendly way. Products accepted for recycling include all computer equipment, home office equipment, mobile phones and telephones, electronic games and toys and entertainment equipment. For details visit www.apple.com.au/environment/ recycling/program What we are doing: Cleaning up the dirty Cooks River THE health of the Cooks River will get a $2 million boost, the Federal Government announced recently. The clean-up project aims to reverse the adverse effects of settlement, land clearing, wetland destruction and altered water flows on the river and surrounding areas. The funding, which has come out of the $254.8 million National Water Security Plan for Cities and Towns, will be used to install stormwater pollutant traps across the river as well as constructing and restoring as many as seven wetlands in the region. Watson Federal Labor MP Tony Burke was joined by federal Labor colleagues Anthony Albanese (Grayndler), Robert McClelland (Barton) and John Murphy (Lowe) when the announcement was made earlier this month. Mr Burke said improving the state of the river was pivotal because it had some of the best parks and cycling tracks in Sydney. Cooks River Valley Association president Peter Munro, Wolli Creek Preservation Society president Peter Stevens and Nadia Wheatley from Friends of Ewen Park were delighted with the announcement. Win a trip from the back of a postcard TO celebrate National Recycling Week next month, Canada Bay Council and Cleanaway are giving local residents the chance to win some great prizes through a postcard competition. All households in Canada Bay will have received the competition postcard in their letterbox. Answer a question about bin contamination on the back of the postcard to be in the running for prizes such as a weekend away for four people at the Old Leura Dairy and a dinner for two. There are also sustainable living packs to be won. Postcards must be returned to Cleanaway by Friday, October 31. Prizes will be awarded during Planet Ark's National Recycling Week from November 10-14. Only one entry will be accepted per household. PLUS Way of Life! ALL WHEEL DRIVE NEW GENERATION NEW GENERATION
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