Sustainability

Compressed air powers plastics circular economy

06 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Kaishan Australia Pty Ltd

Using the latest compressed air powered robotics, a variety of plastic waste is sorted at a $20 million plastics recycling plant in Victoria.


Inner West gathers troops for Sydney's war on food waste

03 September, 2019

Metropolitan councils, state government and waste and recycling industry representatives gathered last week to discuss Sydney's growing food waste crisis.


Food waste heads back to base, as compost

02 September, 2019 | Supplied by: SUEZ Australia

SUEZ has been working with Queensland-based composting facility NuGrow to turn unwanted food waste into nutrient-rich compost.


Digitalisation: helping business thrive and survive

29 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd. Australia

Success stories of businesses using technology to advance were at the forefront of Siemens' Digitalize 2019 conference.


Plastic-free food court opens at UTS

26 August, 2019

UTS Central showcases a plastic-free food court, where plastic straws, bags, plastic-lined coffee cups, packaging and plastic-bottled drinks are nowhere to be seen.


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'.


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