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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.

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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.

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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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Meteoric Resources drilling intersects high-grade gold shoot below Juruena resource

Meteoric Resources NL (ASX:MEI) has intersected a high-grade gold shoot below the current Juruena resource as part of the companys maiden drilling program across its Brazilian portfolio.

Drill hole JUDD022 targeted the southern high‐grade gold shoot at the Dona Maria deposit intersecting 4.4 metres at 13.5 g/t gold from 300 metres including 2 metres at 27.3 g/t gold from 302 metres.

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Meteoric managing director Dr Andrew Tunks said: “This fantastic result from JUDD022 caps a remarkable maiden drilling campaign by Meteoric at Juruena which commenced with one of the best drill results in the World in 2019 of 20.6 metres at 94.9 g/t gold from 97 metres and was followed by some further stunning results during the campaign.

“To my mind, this final result is the best of the bunch as it confirms the high grade is open at depth, providing us with a host of immediate drill targets to substantially grow the Juruena resource.

“It really is only the beginning of the road fo..

Meteoric Resources NL (ASX:MEI) has intersected a high-grade gold shoot below the current Juruena resource as part of the companys maiden drilling program across its Brazilian portfolio.

Drill hole JUDD022 targeted the southern high‐grade gold shoot at the Dona Maria deposit intersecting 4.4 metres at 13.5 g/t gold from 300 metres including 2 metres at 27.3 g/t gold from 302 metres.

Meteoric managing director Dr Andrew Tunks said: “This fantastic result from JUDD022 caps a remarkable maiden drilling campaign by Meteoric at Juruena which commenced with one of the best drill results in the World in 2019 of 20.6 metres at 94.9 g/t gold from 97 metres and was followed by some further stunning results during the campaign.

“To my mind, this final result is the best of the bunch as it confirms the high grade is open at depth, providing us with a host of immediate drill targets to substantially grow the Juruena resource.

“It really is only the beginning of the road for Juruena and I cant wait to get the drill rigs turning again and see just how wide and deep the high grade mineralisation at Dona Maria extends.

“In technical terms, the results from JUDD022 confirm the interpreted continuity and steep southerly plunge of the southern high‐grade ore shoot at Dona Maria.

“JUDD022 intercepted the mineralised zone approximately 30 metres below the current Mineral Resource model and conclusively shows the mineralisation is still strong below that depth.

“We expect to commence drilling early in Q2, with the exact date dependent on the cessation of the current wet season.”

Juruena resource


The latest round of results highlights the confirmation of a high‐grade ore shoot at Dona Maria and the potential for Tomate to provide additional ounces to the Juruena resource which currently stands at 1.2 million tonnes at 6.3 g/t gold for 261,000 ounces.

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Lake Resources to upsize share purchase plan following strong investor demand

Lake Resources NL (ASX:LKE) received a further boost for its growth plans with strong investor demand for its share purchase plan (SPP) and placement.

The companys $1.5 million SPP has been oversubscribed having secured some $2.1 million while a private placement to sophisticated and professional investors has raised a total of about $3.37.

Lake is now considering upsizing the SPP to accommodate the increased demand from shareholders, with such funding to help speed the companys development plans.

The strong investor support will facilitate the development of sustainable and scalable direct extraction technology at Lakes flagship Kachi Lithium Brine Project in Argentina.

The technology developed by Lakes partner, Lilac Solutions has received backing from a fund led by Bill Gates and other global business heavyweights and offers a potential sustainable solution for the lithium brines industry.

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Lake managing director Steve Promnitz said: “The strong investor su..

Lake Resources NL (ASX:LKE) received a further boost for its growth plans with strong investor demand for its share purchase plan (SPP) and placement.

The companys $1.5 million SPP has been oversubscribed having secured some $2.1 million while a private placement to sophisticated and professional investors has raised a total of about $3.37.

Lake is now considering upsizing the SPP to accommodate the increased demand from shareholders, with such funding to help speed the companys development plans.

The strong investor support will facilitate the development of sustainable and scalable direct extraction technology at Lakes flagship Kachi Lithium Brine Project in Argentina.

The technology developed by Lakes partner, Lilac Solutions has received backing from a fund led by Bill Gates and other global business heavyweights and offers a potential sustainable solution for the lithium brines industry.

Lake managing director Steve Promnitz said: “The strong investor support is extremely encouraging, particularly amid current market conditions, and I would like to sincerely thank both our new and existing investors for your commitment.

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Cardinal Resources receives water extraction permits for Namdini

Cardinal Resources Ltd (ASX:CDV) has been granted water extract permits for its Namdini Gold Project in Ghana, West Africa.

The permits allow Cardinal to extract raw water from:

The White Volta River for mining and processing purposes; and
Boreholes located within the Mining License area for mine construction and development purposes.

Cardinals chief operating officer Dave Anthony said: “These key permits will enable Cardinal to support the development and operation of the Namdini Gold Project.

“These permits allow for all year‐round water extraction from the White Volta River, as well as boreholes located on the project site.”

CEO and managing director Archie Koimtsidis added: “We are extremely grateful to the Water Resources Commission of Ghana and all involved for the approval of our Water Use Permits and ongoing water licences.

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“We are enthused with the granting of these critical permits as they are essential to the Namdini ..

Cardinal Resources Ltd (ASX:CDV) has been granted water extract permits for its Namdini Gold Project in Ghana, West Africa.

The permits allow Cardinal to extract raw water from:

  • The White Volta River for mining and processing purposes; and
  • Boreholes located within the Mining License area for mine construction and development purposes.

Cardinals chief operating officer Dave Anthony said: “These key permits will enable Cardinal to support the development and operation of the Namdini Gold Project.

“These permits allow for all year‐round water extraction from the White Volta River, as well as boreholes located on the project site.”

CEO and managing director Archie Koimtsidis added: “We are extremely grateful to the Water Resources Commission of Ghana and all involved for the approval of our Water Use Permits and ongoing water licences.

Namdini rapidly moving into development phase


“We are enthused with the granting of these critical permits as they are essential to the Namdini Project.

“With these approvals in place, there is clear demonstration of continued support for the project development from the Ghana Government.

“The Namdini Gold Project is rapidly and successfully moving into its development phase.”

Feasibility study based on US$1,350 per ounce gold


Notably, Namdinis feasibility study ascribed a post-tax net present value (NPV) of USD$590 million and an IRR of 33.2% for the proRead More – Source

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