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1. Re-Shirt Campaign

Re-Shirt is a campaign which aims to reduce the number of promotional T-shirts that Universities and companies across the country are wasting.

Thousands of T-shirts are printed across the United Kingdom for "one time wear" and we want to put a stop to this.

Have you ever been given a promotional T-shirt?

Have you ever been in charge of printing promotional T-shirts?

Sign our pledge to state that you will think more about the impact you are having.

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

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2. Ban Plastic Bags in La Jolla!

Help raise awareness of plastic and how it effects our environment!

Los Angeles County has been the first county in California to ban plastic bags, so why can't San Diego or specifically La Jolla?

We live in such a BEAUTIFUL beach community and it's sad to see our local markets using plastic bags!

Help the oceans and ban plastic bags!

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3. Feasibility Study for Sydney's 'Hi-Lane'

On the 21st of April 2012 Sydney Morning Herald published a preliminary concept proposal for the conversion of Sydney's monorail line into a public walkway.

In the days following there has been a great deal of public debate online exploring the merits of the proposal. Much of the commentary has been positive and hence we think it is appropriate that the N.S.W. Government and the City of Sydney undertake a feasibility study to explore the potential conversion of the monorail into a walkway.

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4. Save Fulford

The former Penistone Grammar School buildings Fulford, Weirfield and the stables and the site they are situated on are been sold for possible residential development, which would lead to the demolition of these buildings.

These buildings are an integral part of Penistone's social history and must be retained for future generations. Other alternatives for use and conversion need to be fully exhausted before this can be allowed to happen.

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5. Cure Phuket's Plastic Addiction

Phuket is an island in the Andaman sea, its is a small island and much of its income is dependent on tourists flocking to Phuket because of its pristine beaches and natural beauty, not to mention its fantastic nightlife.

But with Phuket's current plastic addiction every day tonnes of plastic waste is being sent Phukets landfill and the incinerator at its maximum the problem is only getting worse with each passing day.

It is up to Phuket citizens and students to join together and help reduce plastic consumption in Phuket.

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6. Stop Plastic Pollution

We go through 380 billion plastic bags a year. An estimated 5.2% get recycled; in landfills, they could last 1,000 years. Bags are made from oil, and our bag habit costs us 1.6 billion gallons of oil each year. That last statistic, and its link to global warming, is starting to drive change.

The new bags are expensive--they cost between 5 and 10 cents apiece, while plastic costs between 1 and 4 cents. But the big downside to these bags is that they decompose only in a commercial composting facility, which most cities don't have. Within the dry confines of a landfill, compostable bags will act just like plastic, And they don't decompose in ocean water, creating a giant toilet that doesn't flush.

Target bags list 10 ideas for reuse, letting the company lean green by asking customers to do their bit for the earth. Among the suggestions: "tiny trash-can liner" (#1), kitty-litter liner (#8), and tomorrow's lunch bag (#9). There are no incentives to reduce bag use, though; the bags suggest that you're cool if you reuse them.

That's not recycling and how many people actually read the bags?
http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/119/moneybags.html

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7. Stop Styrofoam Usage

- Takes longer than a normal life-span to decompose.

- It is highly used at this moment, but should be stopped!

If you do use it, PLEASE recycle it. (:

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8. Canadian Lesiglation to Keep Printer Cartridge Refilling Alive

Each year, landfills around the globe are flooded with more than 300,000,000 printer cartridges. Virtually all of these cartridges could have been either refilled or recycled. Why weren’t they? The majority of printer manufacturers are taking steps, such as embedding electronic chips in their cartridges, to prevent third-party refilling or recycling.

The Canadian Government must take action now and put in place laws that will prohibit printer manufacturers from creating non-refillable cartridges, thus dramatically decreasing this unnecessary buildup of electronic waste in landfills.

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9. Everquest: Unnerf Wizard Instant nukes

APRIL 18, 2007
***Patch notes***
-The wizard instant cast nukes (Flashfires, Cloudburst Strike, and Cold Snap) have been reduced in effectiveness slightly.

Nov,13, 2007
Patch Notes
*** Secrets of Faydwer ***
- Single-target fire, ice, and magic instant cast spells from TSS and SoF now share the same recast timer. The recast delay on Cloudburst has been decreased so it can be chained. The Cloudburst line is now more damaging but less efficient than the - Flashfires and Cold Snap lines. Recourses from these instant cast spells now bestow a short-duration buff that applies a damage increase to the next spell with a 3 second cast time or more. Most other wizard direct damage spells have had their cast times nearly halved and had this time applied to the reuse delay, allowing the use of 2-3 direct damage spells in the time that would previously be required to cast one.

While controversial to the wizard community, many players of this class simply did not care for these changes to the wizard class as it made the class less effective than it once was for burst damage which many consider wizard's primary function.

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10. Re-use Printer Cartridges

For every kilogram of cartridge plastic up to 2.86 litres of oil is used and 6 kilograms of greenhouse gas are produced in its manufacture.

For every 1 kilogram of cartridge plastic produced the equivalent to 26 kw/h of electricity is used in its creation. This is enough to light a 50w fluorescent tube for 21 days or a 75 w incandescent globe for 14 days.

Compare that energy consumption: 500 cartridges would run a big 4 bedroom house with electric hot water and ducted air-conditioning for one (1) year.

It is estimated that 10 million plus printer cartridges are put into landfill in Australia every year and the number is increasing. By remanufacturing printer cartridges not only does it stop landfill it also reduces Australia's balance of payments through imports of new cartridges.

The Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) Lexmark, HP, Canon, Epson and others are fitting chips and other monitoring devices to the cartridges, the effect of which is to disable the cartridge when it is empty thereby stopping the cartridges from being remanufactured. In this way the owner of the printer is forced to buy new cartridges rather than a cheaper remanufactured cartridge.

The issue of voiding warranty as espoused by the OEM is illegal under the Trade Practices Act and so the threat to not fix a fault in the printer when under warranty because the owner has used a remanufactured cartridge can not be enforced.

From a cost point of view, an owner of a printer is entitled to use his/her device in any way he/she wishes. He/she is entitled to have the cartridge remanufactured if he/she wishes.

An Example:
What is the annual cost savings of a printer that takes a cartridge that prints 5000 pages, needs a new cartridge every 23 working days and costs $350 new but only $230 remanufactured? (savings = $1,356 p.a.)

Why does a $100 printer use 2 x $86 ink cartridges each (1 black, 1 colour) every 200 pages approx.?

By being able to obtain remanufactured cartridges you will save money
You will reduce landfill
You will reduce Australia's Balance of Payments debt
You will employ more Australians in the business of providing remanufacturing services.

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