Sustainability

NSW EPA boosts circular economy with $7 million in grants

17 June, 2019

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has pledged over $7 million in grants to boost NSW recycling rates and encourage innovation in the waste industry.


New green building CEO prioritises zero carbon

13 June, 2019

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has a new CEO — Davina Rooney — whose top priority is decarbonisation.


Energy, emissions and Clover Moore at Renewable Cities 2019

11 June, 2019

Renewable Cities Australia 2019 will showcase strategies to help organisations cost-effectively move towards net-zero energy, as well as explore developments in zero-emission transport.


WA's City of Cockburn trials recycled asphalt

11 June, 2019

A new property development in WA is sealing roads with a material made from plastic bags, toner cartridges, crumb rubber from car tyres and recycled asphalt pavement.


UNSW Sydney will operate as a sustainable 'city'

07 June, 2019

UNSW Sydney has launched a three-year strategy to deepen its commitment to environmental sustainability.


PFAS sorbent tackles contaminated water

07 June, 2019

Researchers from Flinders University and UniSA have developed an absorbent polymer that can safely and cost-effectively remove toxic PFAS from contaminated water.


Danish e-mobility network charges ahead

04 June, 2019

Emissions-free transport in Scandinavia has received a boost following the opening of a flagship ultra-fast electric vehicle charging station in Fredericia, Denmark.


Prepare for an energy revolution, Australia

04 June, 2019

Australia's energy mix is expected to undergo radical change. This will be explored at the 2019 Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition.


Construction industry must get sustainable, or pay the price

01 June, 2019 | Supplied by: Arcadis Pty Ltd

With a growing world population, increased urbanisation and the effects of climate change being felt throughout the world, the demand for sustainable buildings is gaining momentum.


Who's responsible for environment in ScoMo's new ministry?

29 May, 2019

Following the 2019 federal election, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has appointed his new ministry.


On a mission for green space

27 May, 2019

202020 Vision is touring Australia to foster collaboration between councils and communities in a bid to achieve more green spaces in our cities.


NZ waste company acheives emissions-reduction certification

24 May, 2019 | Supplied by: Waste Management NZ Limited

Waste Management in NZ has achieved CEMARS certification for managing and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.


Six Green Stars for Sydney's Green Square

23 May, 2019

Sydney's Green Square has been awarded the highest possible Green Star community rating for the sustainable planning, design and construction of the project.


Timor-Leste adopts Aussie tech to go plastics neutral

20 May, 2019 | Supplied by: Licella Holdings

Timor-Leste has signed an agreement with Mura for a US$40 million chemical recycling plant that will help to establish a circular economy for plastic waste.


Recycled paper may not be best for planet, says study

17 May, 2019

A Swedish study has revealed that paper from fresh fibres has a lower environmental impact than paper from recycled fibres in certain situations.


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