Cutting Through Plastic

Singleton Council’s War on Plastic Soft plastics will be targeted in Singleton Council’s latest initiative to reduce waste with the official launch of a new alliance with Plastic Police Partnerships on Wednesday morning. >more       ABOVE: Samantha Cross from Plastic Police Partnerships and Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore, officially cut the plastic…

Pathway to a Sustainable Future

IS YOUR BUSINESS ON THE PATHWAY TO A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE? Samantha Cross states the business case for sustainable development. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) define 17 goals to transform our world – the world in which we live and of which our businesses are an integral part. The SDGs were adopted in 2015…

Product Stewardship

SHARING THE RESPONSIBILITY OVER THE LIFECYCLE  OF PRODUCTS Taking an active role is the best way to manage and responsibly dispose of (or recycle) an end-of-life product. Samantha Cross takes a closer look at what is product stewardship. As we delve into the world of waste and the best way to tackle its reduction, we…

Wasting Opportunities

WHEN IT COMES TO WASTE, ARE YOU WASTING OPPORTUNITIE$? When it comes to managing and reducing business costs, all too often the costs associated with managing waste generated in day to day activities are inadvertently overlooked.  Few companies are closely looking at their waste streams.  It’s fairly safe to say there aren’t too many companies…

A Plastic Ocean

Over 200 guests attending the special screening of A Plastic Ocean at Event Cinemas Glendale.  Guests were treated to displays from several non-profits and government organisations assisting communities and businesses to become more sustainable with some of these groups partners of the Plastic Police Partnership program including Take3, Boomerang Bags, Waste Initiatives and Newtecpoly. We…

Hunter Headline News

Earlier this month the Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) Award was awarded to local business owner, Samantha Cross, at a gala ceremony at the Melbourne Art Centre. Samantha is the director of Cross Connections Consulting, an organisation focused on providing businesses with assistance to best manage their waste, find value in waste and understand…

WMAA Woman of the Year Award

The Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) Award, was last night bestowed upon Samantha Cross of Cross Connections, at a gala ceremony at the Melbourne Art Centre. The coveted award is presented to a woman who has made a significant contribution to environmental sustainability in Australia over the past five years. >read more To read Waste…

Groundbreaking Recycling Process

A ground-breaking collection and recycling process for soft plastics is at the heart of a community engagement programme that has received considerable publicity around the Hunter region of NSW during National Recycling Week. The Plastic Police Partnerships programme engages with schools, councils, business, government and community groups, to manage soft plastic packaging waste not currently…