Sustainability

TikTok, it's time to promote food-waste reduction on socials

04 February, 2021

Social media campaigns can be an effective tool for evoking behavioural change towards reducing food waste, according to research conducted at Queensland University of Technology.


Face masks recycled for road base

04 February, 2021

RMIT University researchers have developed road-making material by using a mix of shredded single-use face masks and processed building rubble.


Solving the sustainability challenge: building management system

01 February, 2021 | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

Solving the sustainability challenge may require us to rethink the role of a building management system (BMS).


Roadmap release to support sustainable small business growth

29 January, 2021

The Banksia Foundation and Australia Post have released a white paper that will act as a practical roadmap for small business owners to sustain their operations in the current global climate.


3D concrete bio-inspired by lobsters

29 January, 2021

New research shows that patterns inspired by lobster shells can make 3D printed concrete stronger, to support more complex and creative architectural structures.


Build energy efficiency into our recovery plans

29 January, 2021 by Gareth O’Reilly* | Supplied by: Schneider Electric

Many buildings are energy inefficient, but there are solutions that could cut their emissions significantly while stimulating the economy.


Triple job creation with CSIRO circular economy roadmap

25 January, 2021

CSIRO has released the National Circular Economy Roadmap, detailing key strategies for creating jobs and reclaiming billions in economic value from resources currently going into landfill.


Six Green Stars for La Trobe sports stadium

21 January, 2021

The Green Building Council of Australia has awarded La Trobe University's new sports stadium a '6 Star Green Star Design and As Built' rating for sustainable building practice.


APCO reveals state of packaging in Australia

20 January, 2021

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) has published a report that tracks Australia's progress towards the 2025 National Packaging Targets.


Australia is seizing the opportunities of green policies — state by state

18 January, 2021 by Tim Ash Vie, Director of the Under2 Coalition | Supplied by: The Climate Group - Under2 Coalition

While Australia may not have been on the cast list at December's Climate Ambition Summit, there is an increasingly positive sense of climate action taking place here.


Planet prognosis forecasts 'ghastly' future

15 January, 2021

A team of scientists has summarised the state of the natural world in stark form to help clarify the gravity of the human predicament.


Soft plastics become sustainable concrete for Coles carpark

12 January, 2021

RMIT engineers have partnered with Victorian recycling organisations Replas, RED Group and SR Engineering to develop a concrete material made from lightweight recycled plastic.


Thought Leaders 2021: Mark Ferguson

11 January, 2021 | Supplied by: Kaishan Australia Pty Ltd

With over 30 years' experience with a myriad of compressed air equipment applications, the CEO of Kaishan Australia shares his predictions for 2021.


Report details reforms for National Electricity Market's future

06 January, 2021

The Energy Security Board has released details on the future direction of the NEM, identifying four areas of reform to address key challenges facing Australia's electricity supply.


CSIRO awarded million-dollar Food Planet Prize

22 December, 2020

A million-dollar prize has been awarded to the CSIRO-developed innovation FutureFeed — a livestock feed made from seaweed that reduces methane emissions.


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