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DISPOSABLE: One woman’s twenty-year journey toward zero-waste

Ruba Bender has been trying to achieve a zero-waste lifestyle ever since she lived through the 1999 earthquake in Turkey. After seeing so much destruction, she was inspired to start making small changes in her own daily life. Yavuz Yilmazoglu, Zixun Wang, David Bogi, and Yike Cai created this report.

This report was created for the Science Gallery Melbourne’s DISPOSABLE exhibition with support from All The Best radio.

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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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