Renew 155 out now: e-waste recycling, electric garden tools buyers guide and more

In Renew 155, we enter the murky world of e-waste recycling; investigate the phenomenon of microfibre pollution in our oceans; hear from a Renew member who’s lived off-grid for 40 years (specifically, his experience with batteries); throw down the gauntlet to the great Aussie lawn; and make the case for mandatory disclosure of home energy efficiency ratings.

There’s also a bushfire planning specialist on how site planning can alleviate risk, two DIY projects—solar hot water and a solar space heater—along with a primer on EVetiquette, a breakdown of how EV range estimates works, plus much more.

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