Sustainability

Mining metal: how plants are tapping into critical minerals

19 July, 2019

With clean technology infrastructure increasing the demand for critical minerals such as cobalt, there is a need to develop sustainable resource recovery practices.


ISO appoints committee to propel global circular economy

15 July, 2019 by Jane Allman

A newly appointed ISO technical committee aims to make the global circular economy a reality by steering projects relating to the circular economy towards a sustainable agreed global standard.


Global commission targets energy efficiency

12 July, 2019

The Commission for Urgent Action on Energy Efficiency has been formed by the International Energy Agency to accelerate the transition to clean energy via stronger policy action.


The energy industry in the digital age

10 July, 2019 by Jeff Connolly, CEO, Siemens Australia | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

Australia's energy system is no longer centralised but made up of a mix of traditional and distributed energy sources. What does this mean for the nation's energy industry?


Sydney Demoday to feature food and agtech start-ups

08 July, 2019

SParkLabs Cultiv8 is hosting its annual Demoday in Sydney, featuring leading food and agtech start-ups to share insights and the latest global tech trends. 


Singapore's e-buses charge ahead

08 July, 2019

ABB has won contracts to supply charging infrastructure to a network of 40 public electric buses in Singapore.


Federal Court dismisses ACCC case against 'flushable' wipes

08 July, 2019

The Federal Court has dismissed a case filed by the ACCC against Kimberly-Clark and its flushable-branded wipes. What happens next?


Tech transforming textile manufacturing

02 July, 2019

A $3.4 million research and development project is aiming to upscale manufacturing of a newly developed advanced coating technology for textiles.


Siemens' Digitalize 2019 conference heads north to Brisbane

02 July, 2019

Siemens has announced the return of its annual digitalisation conference.


Altered enzymes transform plant waste into new products

27 June, 2019

A research team has engineered enzymes to perform an important step in the conversion of plant waste into sustainable and high-value products such as nylon, plastics and chemicals.


UNSW Energy Institute appoints new CEO

27 June, 2019

The UNSW Energy Institute has appointed Justine Jarvinen as its CEO, with the key role of facilitating partnerships between industry and government bodies with UNSW's leading energy researchers.


ALDI makes positive packaging pledge

26 June, 2019

ALDI Australia will cut at least a quarter of all plastic packaging from its range by 2025 and remove single-use plastics such as cotton buds and plastic plates from its stores by the end of 2020.


Success in wastewater sustainability

26 June, 2019 | Supplied by: Sydney Water Corporation

A Sydney Water infrastructure project has received an excellent design rating from the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia.


WMRR blindsided by SA Government levy increase

21 June, 2019

The SA Government has announced it will increase the Solid Waste Levy from $100 to $140 on 1 January 2020, causing shockwaves at the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia.


CSIRO goes for gold — the environmentally friendly way

19 June, 2019

Austalia's national science agency, CSIRO, has developed a sustainable, environmentally friendly process technology for recovering gold.


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