Sustainability

Mirvac and INCO launch sustainability-focused accelerator program

23 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Mirvac Ltd

Mirvac Group has partnered with INCO to launch The Impact Accelerator, an initiative that will fast-track innovative start-ups focused on solving environmental and social challenges.


WHO reports on the microplastics we're drinking

22 August, 2019

The World Health Organization has called for further research into the impact of ingesting microplastics on human health.


Net zero by 2029, says La Trobe

20 August, 2019

Victoria's La Trobe University has set an ambitious target of net zero emissions by 2029, launching a $75 million initiative involving 20 projects.


Scientists redesigning materials for circular economy

19 August, 2019

Materials scientists from Deakin University are working on several projects to repurpose materials and achieve a circular economy.


Anti-burp seaweed could cut GHGs by 10%

16 August, 2019

Researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast are studying a type of seaweed that stops cows from expelling methane.


Team investigates alternative battery material

15 August, 2019

Researchers from Deakin's Institute for Frontier Materials are hoping to develop a new type of battery material that will reduce the cost and environmental impact of high-performance batteries.


CSIRO developing nation's insect industry

15 August, 2019

CSIRO is undertaking projects to kick-start an Australian insect industry that will tackle food waste and create a sustainable source of protein for human consumption.


CEFC green investment targets shopping centre efficiency

12 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Clean Energy Finance Corporation

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation has invested $30 million in a green bond to reduce shopping centre GHG emissions by more than 35%.


UN climate change report: land clearing and farming contribute a third of the world's greenhouse gases

09 August, 2019 by Mark Howden*

A report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has found there is no way to keep global warming under 2℃ without significant reductions in land sector emissions.


Don't dig yourself into an unsustainable hole

08 August, 2019 | Supplied by: CDEnviro

The G20 recently identified infrastructure as one of the key drivers of achieving SDGs. Riccardo Wong discusses a ground-up approach for Australia's 'big dig'.


Waste Expo will focus on waste and recycling future

07 August, 2019

The future of waste management and resource recovery is high on the government agenda as Waste Expo Australia launches registrations for its 2019 conference and exhibition.


Japan recovers metal to make Tokyo 2020 medals

06 August, 2019

Tokyo 2020 Olympic champions will be awarded medals made from the precious metals recovered from unwanted electrical devices.


GRI launches podcast on waste

06 August, 2019

GRI has launched a podcast on the work it is doing to help businesses and governments realise their impact on critical sustainability issues.


Copper–silver combo efficiently converts CO2

05 August, 2019

A team of researchers has used a series of catalytic reactions to reduce CO2 to methane.


Central Coast event set on circular economy

02 August, 2019

NSW Circular and the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre are hosting an event on 7 August to help Central Coast and Hunter businesses develop more sustainable operations.


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