Sustainability

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Coca-Cola companies pledge to ramp up recycled plastic

01 August, 2019

Coca-Cola Oceania and Coca-Cola Amatil NZ have announced that all water bottles and plastic bottles smaller than 1 litre will be made entirely from recycled plastic by the end of 2019.


Aged-care facility pledges sustainability

01 August, 2019

Regis Aged Care is boosting its sustainability profile by implementing LED lighting and solar installations across 35 of its sites. The investments will reduce the aged-care provider's environmental footprint and associated energy costs.


 2019 clean energy award winners announced

01 August, 2019

Winners of the 2019 Clean Energy Council Awards have been announced by the Clean Energy Council as part of the Australian Clean Energy Summit in Sydney.


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