Nursery & Garden Industry Western Australia (NGIWA) update

Tackling water issues through advocacy

By Matthew Lunn – EO

With the ongoing pressure from WA’s State Government for nurseries to reduce their use of water and improve their efficiency, NGIWA has been proactive in the past few months in pushing the government back and promoting the advances many nurseries have made in their water management.… Continue reading

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Greenlife Industry Australia update

By Joanna Cave – Chief Executive Officer

I am delighted to introduce myself to Hort Journal readers. Before joining GIA, I was for 25 years CEO of various peak bodies and not-for-profit organisations in the UK and then Australia. Along the way, I qualified first as a horticulturist and then as a landscape designer, initially in pursuit of a private passion that swiftly became part of my professional life as I found myself working in Australian horticulture.… Continue reading

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Plastics set to return to from whence they came 

By Bruce Thompson

Australians produce 3.4 million tonnes of plastic each year but just 13% is recycled. And we’re above average because globally, only 9% of all plastic is recycled. With the future forecast of there being more pieces of plastic than fish in the world’s oceans by 2050, it’s a fate our quickly plasticising oceans seems unable to avoid.Continue reading

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