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DISPOSABLE: Grounds for change

Every day, Australians use roughly 2,700,000 paper coffee cups destined to end up in landfill. How far have we come in the push to use reusable cups? Bren Carruthers, Jiaqian Chen, Ying Suo, and Zhenyu Dong created this report.



This report was created in collaboration with the Science Gallery Melbourne’s DISPOSABLE exhibition, with support from All The Best radio. (Photo via Flickr)

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THE CITIZEN is a publication of the Centre for Advancing Journalism. It has several aims. Foremost, it is a teaching tool that showcases the work of the students in the University of Melbourne’s Master of Journalism and Master of International Journalism programs, giving them real-world experience in working for publication and to deadline. Find out more →

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