It is pretty clear that there is finally a national appetite to address single-use plastic bags. Whether agreed or not, it is important that we get the transition right.
Norwegian researchers have been weighing up the benefits of recycling food waste versus preventing it, concluding that the latter is a more effective strategy for cutting emissions.
Small bits of plastic like microbeads, found in common cosmetics such as face washes, exfoliants and toothpastes, have been wreaking havoc on waterways and soil systems across the world.
New York City's decision to ban single-use polystyrene foam containers and packaging was recently overturned by the Supreme Court. So did the Big Apple get it wrong, or was the idea of a ban just poorly implemented?
Researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology have developed printed electronics made of compostable natural materials and processes for industrial production.
Recent trials by CHEP Australia in the use of re-usable plastic crates as an alternative to cardboard cartons for the banana industry have returned positive results for growers and other members of the supply chain.
If you're on the hunt for Australia's greenest buildings, start with the ones that already exist — says Tony Arnel, Global Director of Sustainability, Norman Disney & Young.
Since Australia Day, citizen scientists in Sydney's Sutherland Shire have been collecting plastic from the local beaches and waterways — and contributing to important research in the process.
Energy-from-Waste (EfW) is a progressive solution to Australia's growing waste management problem. Australian Ethical International Equities Portfolio Manager Nathan Lim explains.
Packaging has an important role to play in sustainability as it functions to protect and reduce waste of products and raw materials as they move through the supply chains.
European Bioplastics has presented its annual market update at the 9th European Bioplastics Conference in Brussels. The update finds that there will be an extremely positive growth trend in global bioplastics production capacities.
ASTM International has proposed a standard to help manufacturers address waste classification issues, providing definitions and methods to eliminate the confusion that currently exists.
Health and hygiene company RB has achieved zero manufacturing waste to landfill in Europe and North America (ENA). The achievement has now being realised by 31 of the company's factories around the world - over 60%.
Between 2013 and 2014, Sustainability Victoria commissioned a series of market analysis reports covering a variety of waste materials identified as priorities for market development. The authority has now released summaries of these reports on its website.
Researchers from the UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures have been awarded a grant from the NSW Government to introduce food sustainability into the curriculum for student chefs and event managers at Sydney TAFE.