The health of human populations is a truer bottom line of sustainability than the much-vaunted 'triple bottom line' approach, according to epidemiologist Tony McMichael who directs the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at the Australian National University (ANU).
The city of Auckland is aiming to have zero waste to landfill by 2015.
Plantic Technologies and Visy Industries have entered an agreement to develop and commercialise new technology based on Plantic 'plastic from plants'.
Victorian Waste Streams readers with outstanding achievements in water conservation can enter the 2005 savewater! awards being run by the savewater! alliance Inc.
The author of Cannibals with Forks, John Elkington from SustainAbility Ltd, will be a keynote speaker at a one-day forum titled 'Doing Sustainability: Moving from How to Why' to be run in Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland, 2 to 5 May.
The Kyoto Protocol came into force on 16 February 2005. It demands a 5.2% cut in greenhouse gas emissions from the industrialised world by 2012.
A semi-detached residence at Clovelly in Sydney, which received a Gold Medal in the 2004 Green Building Awards, shows the water-saving solutions which can be adopted in an individual renovation or new home building project
Rockwell Automation Australia has been commissioned to install an induced draft (ID) fan upgrade at the BlueScope Steel, Port Kembla steelworks plant. Installed in December 2004, the entire upgrade is scheduled to be completed by June 2005
Philips Semiconductors Philippines in Cabuyao Laguna has developed a system to recycle final rinse water used in its polishers. To do this, the facility operates two systems - one is on standby while the other is in service