Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Singapore - Goa - Bangalore - Singapore City Museum

reusable crockery and cuttlery in foodhall
On a recent visit to Singapore, came across the Singapore City Gallery.

Though they are trying to burn their waste they were also collecting some recycling.

But probably most exciting was the Reusable Cuttlery and Crockery in their famous Food Halls.
 City Gallery Bookshop
E-Waste Collection outside Gallery

city gallery Heritage
Waste Interactive Model

Green-Blue Grid
"The Singapore City Gallery showcases Singapore’s dramatic transformation over the past 50 years, to become one of the most liveable cities in Asia. It tells Singapore’s development story, through over 50 interactive and immersive exhibits that detail our planning challenges and the innovative solutions that tackle them.

How Our City Works

Go on a journey through the urban systems that keep our city going, and learn more about the hidden infrastructural networks that help meet our daily needs." https://www.ura.gov.sg/.../Key.../How-our-city-works-details
Rain Garden Explainer

Gardens by the bay Incineration

Gardens by the Bay Bins

Gardens by the Bay Bins

Gardens by the BayIncineration

Changi Airport Bins


Gardens by the Bay Emptying Bins

Friday, May 19, 2023

Mayoral Summit on Waste

Disappointing Mayoral Summit on Waste.
After summit chat

There were Councillors, public servants from NSW EPA, Fed dept if Environment and Councils. Two consultants also presented.
Craig Reussal of War on Waste fame was the MC. Another series is about to hit our screens.
There was a bit too much mention of EDUCATION of COMMUNITIES and not enough talk of Design.
We are only going to be able to tackle waste at the source with producer responsibility - currently the COMMUNITY is paying the DOMESTIC WASTE Charge to cover the cost. While PRODUCERS of the WASTE do not even tell us how much RECYCLED content they are using.
Feds plan
We throw away large amounts of food that was expensive to PRODUCE and DELIVER to us and cost us a lot. Then we pay to have it taken away. We need to mine our Waste and recover the resources. The landfill levy drove the community to separate their RESOURCES for RECOVERY - but no use if it is just dumped or burned,
The private sector plays a big part but we need better REGULATION and to be realistic COUNCILs can only advocate. And simply Tender to the Market for millions of dollars of services that move our garbage out of our LGA. It is the DESIGN and PROCUREMENT of these SERVICES which has to change.
The NSW and Federal Governments need to step up. 
Good to hear a call to support Local Hubs. Marrickville has had one for years at Addison Road. The Inner West Council Reuse and Recycle Hub opening is immenant.
In 2010, I looked into E-Waste and there was talk of the Reverse Supply Chain. What happened since? 

Green ICT E-Waste
From E-Waste to E-Resource

Marghanita da Cruz
May 2010, Post Script

Abstract: E-Waste, Electronic and Electrical waste, provides significant opportunity and threat. E-Waste contains valuable metals such as gold, silver, copper and nickel. It also contains expensive to produce and relatively easy to recycle aluminum and heavy metals lead and mercury. However, significant amounts of E-Waste ends up buried in landfill, from where the lead and mercury leaches out, contaminates soil and water and enters the human food chain...

Product Stewardship Legislation

Product Stewardship Bill 2011, Second Reading, Debate resumed on the motion...SENATE Hansard WEDNESDAY, 15 JUNE 2011

New Delhi June 6th, 2011: Greenpeace today welcomed the notification of the E-Waste (Management and Handling) Rule, 2011 on Extended Producer Responsibility principle by the Ministry of Environment & Forest (MoEF) 1. The notification of the rule makes environmentally sound management and disposal of electronic wastes mandatory...www.greenpeace.org

Exposure Draft Televisions and Computers Amendment Regulation 2012

An Exposure Draft of the Product Stewardship (Televisions and Computers) Amendment Regulation 2012 and associated commentary was released on 26 April 2012. Comments close 17 May 2012
The Australian Government intends to make minor amendments to the Product Stewardship (Televisions and Computers) Regulation 2012 to align the products and product codes listed in the Regulations with the revised product codes (published by the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service) used in import declarations from 1 January 2012....http://www.environment.gov.au/settlements/waste/ewaste/



Monday, May 15, 2023

A wander down Marion St Leichhardt on Saturday 13 May 2023

Firestation at 1 Marion St Leichhardt

VS Naipal wrote in "India" about being in a Taxi and passing a crowd celebrating a festival the taxi driver was unable to tell him about. The gathering was just one of many in that City - Mumbai.

I felt like that in Leichhardt as I walked past the Firestation on the way to Boomalli Aboriginal Arts Cooperative and #EDGEInnerWest.

There was much excitement around the Fire Station Open Day.

Cottages and Mural demolished for a Parking Lot

Past the car park fence, marking where Cottages with two murals by Adam Hill (aka Blak Douglas) were destroyed in 2017 for the parking lot.

Artist joins last ditch attempt to save Leichhardt cottages ...

Blak Douglas wins Archibald Prize 2022 for portrait of artist Karla Dickens in the Lismore floods 13 May 2022.. https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/media-office/blak-douglas-wins-archibald-prize-2022/
Past the Town Hall where Giant lettering proclaiming "Little Italy" is proposed.
Signage at Town Hall
Little Italy Draft Signage

Past the Uniting urban oasis for over 70s.

Rough Paving ~134 Marion St, Leichhardt
Past ThePharmacy in Elswick St and the Vinnies Op Shop. The revamped Metro Petrol station still has a petrol pump which dispenses petrol on the footpath.
"Rectitude" at Boomalli curated by Kyra Kum-Sing

Past the waitress from the coffee shop across the road chatting. Across the road to find the Cafe has changed hands.

Past the intersection where Valentina Gioia was so tragically fatally wounded when she was hit by a vehicle, while crossing the road.

at Boomalli
To Boomalli was showing "Rectitude" curated by Kyra Kum-Sing and works by Archiebald 2022 prize winner Blak Douglas.

In Rectitude
Work by Blak Douglas

At Boomalli

At Boomalli

patched leak
Past the patched leak in the footpath at 191 Marion St, Leichhard

to eat our Fish and Chips in Lambert Park.
Then to the Hawthorne Canal Greenway.
Apia, Rail Bridge and Traffic Marion St


Ecological Re-created

Bushcare Ecological Restoration Greenway
Cowpath, Greenway
Greenway Ecological Signage - Blue Green Grid Strategy Consultation
Counter of Path Greenway
Fencers Greenway

  Blue Green Strategy



"step on for extra power"

Cristo on Greenway
Over the bridge to
Cadi the Clansman by Blak Douglas,  
Dog Park and Bones Cafe or  

over the next bridge Blackmore Oval
Container Residency

Community Workshops
Brush Turkeys and "table" facilitator
with "table" panel: Dr Tarruna Sebastian, Latai Taumoepeau & Aunty Joanne Selfe

EDGE GreenWay 2023 Continues
  • Saturday 20 May, 10am-8pm 
  • Sunday 21 May, 10am-4pm
  • Artists in Residence all week

EDGE GreenWay 2023 Canal Road Leichhardt. Hawthorne Canal - GreenWay
(between Leichhardt Wanderers Football Club and Cafe Bones)


"It was a good place for getting lost in, a city no one ever knew, a city explored from the neutral heart outward, until after many years, it defined itself into a jumble of clearings separated by stretches of the unknown, through which the narrowest of paths had been cut." - V. S. Naipaul

Tech Central Camperdown Health - walking and cycling

Tech Central Camperdown Health is going to have to do a lot better when it comes to walking and cycling. Grose St, Camperdown, Tech Central ...