Sustainability

Marine plastic is impairing oxygen-producing bacteria

16 May, 2019

A study published in Communications Biology has revealed that the marine bacteria producing 10% of our oxygen supply is under threat from plastic pollution.


Could flying cars be the answer to sustainable mobility?

16 May, 2019

Flying cars prototypes are being developed and could play a niche role in sustainable mobility for longer trips as part of a ride-share taxi service, according to a study.


Goodbye batteries, hello brick building

13 May, 2019 | Supplied by: Energy Vault

A new technology involving a modified construction crane, an electric motor and 35-tonne bricks is providing long-duration energy storage.


Specialised crane facilitates waste-to-fuel operation

08 May, 2019 | Supplied by: Konecranes Australia

To improve sustainability and efficiency, Boral Cement has installed a specialised automated handling crane at its Berrima Cement Works facility.


Global waste standard open for public comment

06 May, 2019

Global Reporting Initiative is developing a new global waste standard and has called on the public to comment.


What's stopping integration of renewable storage and the grid?

02 May, 2019

Robert Morgan from GE Renewable Energy says that resistance to change is a key obstacle to renewable storage technology integrating with the grid.


Bupa to save 5000 kg of plastic per year going digital

01 May, 2019

Bupa will cease providing plastic membership cards to its members and will instead shift to digital memberships in a bid to save up to 5000 kg of plastic annually.


Woolworths green bond gets $30m injection

01 May, 2019

The Woolworths Group green bond has received an injection of $30 million courtesy of Clean Energy Finance Corp. The $400 million green bond will help fund the Woolworths 2020 sustainability strategy.


Sustainable solutions for rare earth metal recovery

01 May, 2019

Researchers have improved the process for recovering rare earth metals, essential for the components used in mobile phones and other technologies such as hybrid electric vehicles.


Partnership electrifies Australia's vehicle network

29 April, 2019 | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric has partnered with JET Charge to supply Nissan Australia's electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment.


New standards strive to help save the planet

23 April, 2019

Two new standards published by the International Organization for Standardization have been created to help play a part in reducing greenhouse gases.


$329m project takes infrastructure out to sea

23 April, 2019

The newly announced Blue Economy CRC will provide solutions to meet global demand for seafood and energy by developing new technologies for ocean infrastructure.


Going green to achieve lean

17 April, 2019 by Brad Jeavons

Lean and Green techniques can be combined to achieve dramatic improvement both economically and environmentally for manufacturers in the circular economy.


Ethical report card for the fashion industry

11 April, 2019

From A+ to F, Baptist World Aid Australia's 2019 Ethical Fashion Report grades the fashion industry based on labour rights and environmental management.


Ecotech AQMesh air-quality monitor

08 April, 2019 | Supplied by: Ecotech Pty Ltd

The AQMesh air quality monitor uses small-sensor technology to measure a wide range of particulate matter and different gases in the air to parts per billion.


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