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Sydney students to learn food sustainability

19 September, 2014

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.

Australia's plastic is polluting our coastline

16 September, 2014

CSIRO scientists have conducted a survey of marine debris along Australia's coastline and concluded that the majority of the rubbish is plastic from Australian sources.

Win a compost unit at Waste Expo

10 September, 2014

Registrants to Waste Expo, taking place from 15-16 October at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, will go into the draw to win a CLO'ey Compost Unit from Closed Loop Recycling.

Four emerging trends in sustainable packaging

02 September, 2014 by Larry Jackson*

It's become clear that retailers and manufacturers across many industries - from food and beverage and pharmaceutical to consumer products - are seeking to innovate while incorporating associated sustainability implications. So what are the four rising trends in sustainable packaging?

Proposal for a voluntary paint stewardship scheme

05 August, 2014

A report detailing paint consumption and disposal in Australia, released by the National Paint Stewardship Scheme Implementation Working Group, will form a cornerstone in the development and economic modelling of a national voluntary paint stewardship scheme in Australia.

Early carbon movers left wondering

31 July, 2014 by Julien Gastaldi and Mike Ritchie, MRA Consulting Group

When it comes to carbon pricing from waste, you would be excused if you find it hard to tell the truth from the erroneous. It is pretty easy to miss the big picture behind the headline-grabbing estimate or to just feel lost because you went away for a few days!

Project looks at child car restraint disposal in New Zealand

03 April, 2014

In 2014, an estimated 40,000 child car restraints will expire. An industry-wide project has been set up in New Zealand to look at the disposal of these restraints.

Burbank builds 99% waste-free home

01 April, 2014

Burbank Homes is building what is expected to be the first zero-waste home in Victoria. The project is part of a feasibility study funded through the Victorian Government's Beyond Waste Fund, in conjunction with partners RMIT University and the Housing Industry Association (HIA).

Tracing the cycle of food waste in order to break it

28 February, 2014

Australians waste nearly 50% of the food they buy - about 4.1 million tonnes per year or 9 kg of food from every home, every week. Researchers from the University of South Australia have traced the cycle of food waste in a three-year Australian Research Council (ARC) project.

Technology helps to save children's lives in Indonesia

24 January, 2014

An innovative technology developed by South East Water and adapted for the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute (MCRI) is being used in research to save the lives of children in developing countries.

EPA donates over 200 uniforms to charity

17 October, 2013

EPA Victoria has teamed up with Rotary Donations in Kind (DIK), Totally Work Wear (TWW) and Fashion Biz in a partnership that will see more than 200 old EPA uniforms sent overseas to Africa and East Timor.

Preview of Waste Expo 2013

12 September, 2013

From 9-10 October, Waste Expo will be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, featuring hundreds of products, live demonstrations, equipment showcases and new technology displays across all areas of waste management, recycling and sustainability.

Changing the tone of efficient practice with sustainability reporting

10 September, 2013 by Michael Wilson, General Manager Business Operations - Customer Support Organisation at Fuji Xerox Australia

When it comes to boosting organisational efficiency, seemingly small things often make the biggest difference. For document services providers, print toner turns out to be one such source of inefficiency.

Environmentally friendly fertiliser comes to the King Country

02 September, 2013

New Zealand agricultural lime and magnesium producer Rorisons RMD has teamed up with Hawke's Bay-based fertiliser and lime company Hatuma Dicalcic Phosphate to manufacture the latter's fertiliser in the King Country. Rorisons Managing Director Mike Rorison says it's a cost-effective opportunity for King Country and Waikato farmers.

NZ waste policies stuck in the past, says environmental law expert

27 June, 2013

An environmental law expert has presented a paper claiming New Zealand’s waste policies are stuck in the 19th century.

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