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​Ten ways to scrap plastic without breaking the bank

Its Plastic-free July and with the big supermarket chains eliminating single-use plastic bags, this is a good time to brush up on some afforable ways to eliminate plastic from your life.

Going plastic-free doesnt have to an expensive exercise or a compromise, here are some handy (and affordable) tips on giving plastic the flick.

Brush up on your grooming[hhmc]
Speaking of brushes…an easy one to start with is your hair brush. Many are made with plastic, however, wooden and bamboo brushes are becoming increasingly popular and dont cost much more. On the bright side, theyre better for your hair and scalp too.

Bean there, done that[hhmc]
Get rid of those coffee pods and get back to grinding those beans. Youll save on two types of plastic with this tip: first, you wont be using plastic coffee pods and second, youll be saving money as it works out cheaper to buy fresh from your local coffee shop or supermarket. Many supermarkets also have a coffee grinding facility available.

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Its Plastic-free July and with the big supermarket chains eliminating single-use plastic bags, this is a good time to brush up on some afforable ways to eliminate plastic from your life.

Going plastic-free doesnt have to an expensive exercise or a compromise, here are some handy (and affordable) tips on giving plastic the flick.

Brush up on your grooming


Speaking of brushes…an easy one to start with is your hair brush. Many are made with plastic, however, wooden and bamboo brushes are becoming increasingly popular and dont cost much more. On the bright side, theyre better for your hair and scalp too.

Bean there, done that


Get rid of those coffee pods and get back to grinding those beans. Youll save on two types of plastic with this tip: first, you wont be using plastic coffee pods and second, youll be saving money as it works out cheaper to buy fresh from your local coffee shop or supermarket. Many supermarkets also have a coffee grinding facility available.

Plastic-free July: Which cup would you reach for?

Plastic-free July: Which cup would you reach for?

Put a lid on it


According to Roy Morgan, Australians on average drink 9.2 cups of coffee a week. So how many plastic lids does that make? Next time you head down to your local, bring your own reusable coffee cup and if you forget the cup, opt-out of taking a lid.

Tea-totaler


If youre not a coffee drinker but fancy a brew, get back to your loose leaf and use a metal tea strainer. You might be surprised to know that most tea bags are not biodegradable and use plastic packaging.

Heres a bottler


It seems that everywhere you turn you can buy a drink in a plastic bottle. Why not lead by example and reach for a drink packaged in glass? If we all took this step, perhaps beverage companies might be prompted to rethink their packaging choice.

Tall glass of water


While were on the subject of bottles, you can always opt to bring your own bottle of water with you, whether youre at the gym, doing the shopping or at your work desk. There are many options these days: glass, stainless steel or even give that coffee mug another purpose.

Packed lunch


And while youre at our desk and about to grab your lunch – what did you wrap it in? Plastic cling wrap, right? Why not pack your lunch in a reusable container or using beeswax paper.

Sin bin your liners


When youre done with lunch, throw out your rubbish without using a plastic bin liner. Better options are compostable bin liners, using a bin you can easily hose out, or use yesterdays newspaper (after youve read it of course).

Hang it out to dry


Another easy switch is swapping out those plastic pegs for the old-school wooden ones. You could even look at using some fancy stainless steel ones.

The last straw


Next time youre out for a cocktail or soft drink, choose to refuse and say no to that plastic straw. Like the plastic bag and coffee lid, these single use plastics are wreaking havoc on our natural environment. So in addition to remembering your favourite drink order, remember to add: “no straw, thanks.”

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Platina Resources – A once in a Blue Moon opportunity

Platina Resources Limited (ASX:PGM) has a portfolio of projects in Australia, Greenland and the USA (Figure 1). These projects cover a variety of metals including scandium, gold, platinum group metals (PGM), zinc and copper.

Corey Nolan is the managing director of the company. He has more than 25 years experience in the acquisition, funding, exploration and development of natural resources projects. He was previously the chief executive officer of Sayona Mining Ltd (ASX:SYA) and managing director of Leyshon Resources Limited and Elementos Limited (ASX:ELT). He is currently also a non-executive director of Elementos.

Figure 1: Location of Platina Resources projects

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The 100%-owned Owendale Scandium Project is located in New South Wales, Australia (Figure 2). The company completed a definitive feasibility study (DFS) at the project in 2018, which defined a post-tax net present value (using an 8% discount rate) of US$166mln and a post-tax internal rate of retur..

Platina Resources Limited (ASX:PGM) has a portfolio of projects in Australia, Greenland and the USA (Figure 1). These projects cover a variety of metals including scandium, gold, platinum group metals (PGM), zinc and copper.

Corey Nolan is the managing director of the company. He has more than 25 years experience in the acquisition, funding, exploration and development of natural resources projects. He was previously the chief executive officer of Sayona Mining Ltd (ASX:SYA) and managing director of Leyshon Resources Limited and Elementos Limited (ASX:ELT). He is currently also a non-executive director of Elementos.

Figure 1: Location of Platina Resources projects

Source Platina Resources

The 100%-owned Owendale Scandium Project is located in New South Wales, Australia (Figure 2). The company completed a definitive feasibility study (DFS) at the project in 2018, which defined a post-tax net present value (using an 8% discount rate) of US$166mln and a post-tax internal rate of return of 29%.

Since completing the DFS, Platina has been seeking an offtake partner and lodging the mining lease application. During 2020, the company is continuing to work on a scandium offtake marketing programme, which is targeting potential customers in the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Figure 2: The Owendale Scandium Project

Source Platina Resources

The Skaergaard Gold-PGM Project is located on the east coast of Greenland. The project is considered by Platina to be one of the worlds largest undeveloped gold deposits and one of the largest palladium resources outside of South Africa and Russia.

Skaergaard has a JORC 2012 compliant mineral resources estimate of 5.7 million ounces (moz) of gold and 8.7moz of palladium, which at current metal prices is 20moz of gold equivalent at a grade of 3 grams per tonne (g/t) gold equivalent. Platina is currently working to find a financial and technical partner to help develop the project.

At the Blue Moon Project, Platina is earning up to a 70% interest in the project by spending C$7m over 36 months. The Blue Moon Project is located in California, USA, around 150 kilometres (km) from the OaklanRead More – Source

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88 Energy raises A$5mln ahead of Charlie well programme

88 Energy Ltd (LON:88E) has raised A$5mln of new capital ahead of next months drill programme at the Charlie appraisal well.

The explorer, in a statement, said the capital injection would cover any potential costs above those carried by Premier Oil PLC (LON:PMO) via its farm-in to the Charlie project.

It will also pay for lease rental payments for the Alaskan acreage, interest on debt, and support new venture activity, 88 Energy added.

A total of 238mln new shares are being sold to investors at a price of 2.1 Australian cents, equating to 1.1p per share – versus a London market price of 1.23p.

READ: 88 Energy says Charlie is on track for February spud[hhmc]
“The decision by the board to raise additional funds at this time was for several reasons, namely: unsolicited demand for investment at a premium to the most recent placement in September 2019; and a subsequent incremental increase in the well cost due to high grading of the quality of the evaluation program,” said Dave Wall, 88..

88 Energy Ltd (LON:88E) has raised A$5mln of new capital ahead of next months drill programme at the Charlie appraisal well.

The explorer, in a statement, said the capital injection would cover any potential costs above those carried by Premier Oil PLC (LON:PMO) via its farm-in to the Charlie project.

It will also pay for lease rental payments for the Alaskan acreage, interest on debt, and support new venture activity, 88 Energy added.

A total of 238mln new shares are being sold to investors at a price of 2.1 Australian cents, equating to 1.1p per share – versus a London market price of 1.23p.

READ: 88 Energy says Charlie is on track for February spud


"The decision by the board to raise additional funds at this time was for several reasons, namely: unsolicited demand for investment at a premium to the most recent placement in September 2019; and a subsequent incremental increase in the well cost due to high grading of the quality of the evaluation program,” said Dave Wall, 88 Energy managing director.

“We would like to thank our advisers and shareholders for their continued support as we enter into this critical phase.”

Premier is paying up a total of US$23mln to drill Charlie which is designed to be an appraisal of the Malguk-1 discovery made by BP in 1991.

Malguk-1 discovered 251 feet of light oil Read More – Source

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Latin Resources receives positive kaolinite and halloysite results from Noombenberry

Latin Resources Ltd (ASX: LRS) has received positive kaolinite and halloysite results from a first pass sampling program at the Noombenberry Project, 300 kilometres east of Perth in Western Australia.

Thirteen samples were taken from four locations at the project site and submitted to First Test Minerals for determination of kaolin/halloysite clay content, quality and sales potential.

First Test Minerals is a kaolin and halloysite specialist based in the United Kingdom. With 30 years' experience, they understand the broad market for quality kaolin.

Current global supply for high-grade kaolin is very tight with many Asian porcelain manufacturers keen to secure supply while the use of high tech ceramics is a new and growing market for the product.

Samples from location four delivered high-grade kaoline results from the 45 to 180-micrometre category, up to 15% halloysite by weight and up to 38.9% kaolinite by weight.

Location three samples resulted in more than 68% kaolinite whi..

Latin Resources Ltd (ASX: LRS) has received positive kaolinite and halloysite results from a first pass sampling program at the Noombenberry Project, 300 kilometres east of Perth in Western Australia.

Thirteen samples were taken from four locations at the project site and submitted to First Test Minerals for determination of kaolin/halloysite clay content, quality and sales potential.

First Test Minerals is a kaolin and halloysite specialist based in the United Kingdom. With 30 years' experience, they understand the broad market for quality kaolin.

Current global supply for high-grade kaolin is very tight with many Asian porcelain manufacturers keen to secure supply while the use of high tech ceramics is a new and growing market for the product.

Samples from location four delivered high-grade kaoline results from the 45 to 180-micrometre category, up to 15% halloysite by weight and up to 38.9% kaolinite by weight.

Location three samples resulted in more than 68% kaolinite while location one samples returned 44% kaolinite.

“High-grade kaolinite”

Latin Resources managing director Chris Gale said: “We are pleased to have achieved our aims in this

testing exercise, those aims being to identify high-grade kaolinite and the occurrence of halloysite at Noombenberry and to identify the best locations for further drill programs.

“The reporting of halloysite in nanotube, plate and prism forms, encourages us to further explore and delineate the potential scale of this project.”

“Potentially valuable project”

Gale said: “With hungry global markets for high-grade kaolin and a developing market for halloysite, we believe we have a potentially valuable project here at Noombenberry that we Read More – Source

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