Lecturer and environmental consultant at Deakin University Trevor Thornton explains the state of recycling in Victoria following the EPA notices for a major recycling company to stop receiving waste at two of its sites. The recent rejection of the Rocky Hill coal mine on the basis of climate change will be discussed by David Morris, CEO at the NSW Environmental Defenders Office. Plus, Morgan Koegel, General Manager at 3000 Acres calls out for olive tree hunters.

Playlist for The Grapevine – 25 February 2019

About this program

Putting local issues in a global context, including weekly insights into our cities, democracy, rights, culture, energy and environment. All stitched together with a mixtape of music.

Regular guests and segments include: urban planning and history with Assoc/Prof David Nichols; Cam Walker's eco-update; Guardian Australia reporter Benita Kolovos on Victorian state politics; Jeff Sparrow on politics, society, and everything in between; freedom of information correspondent Petra Stock, and live music.

Program theme: Hugh Masekala's Grazing in the Grass

The podcast intro and outro theme is Soft Illusion and was generously provided by Andras.