Sustainability

Historic shed salvage builds circular economy

26 March, 2021

Heritage retention works are an excellent example of how we can create a circular economy with our older buildings.


Melbourne train station achieves 'Australian Excellence' for sustainability

23 March, 2021

Reservoir Station in Melbourne's north has been awarded a Five Star Green Star Design & As Built rating by the Green Building Council of Australia.


Study to assess local advanced recycling industry

19 March, 2021

A joint feasibility study will determine the technical, economic and environmental benefits of a local advanced recycling industry.


Schneider Electric recognised for renewable energy leadership in Asia

18 March, 2021

Schneider Electric has been recognised by the Center for Resource Solutions for its leadership in building renewable energy markets and green power procurement in Asia.


Moyne Shire Council's glass recycling: one year on, going strong

17 March, 2021

One year on, glass-only bins are now an entrenched part of Moyne Shire Council's four-bin waste collection system.


Paper-based single-use tableware more sustainable than reusable, says report

12 March, 2021

The energy and water required to wash reusable tableware gives paper-based single-use products an advantage when it comes to environmental impact.


8-star townhouse development in Melbourne

12 March, 2021 | Supplied by: ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects

A disused bus repair shed has been transformed into medium-density 8-star townhouses at scale with a holistic take on not just social and environmental sustainability but post-pandemic living.


Green port plans for WA coast

09 March, 2021

Plans to build Australia's first 'green' port near Exmouth are underway, with Gascoyne Gateway progressing with the company's next round of community reference groups.


National Plastics Plan tackles problematic plastic

05 March, 2021

The Australian Government has released its National Plastics Plan 2021, proposing a wide range of APCO-led initiatives to fight plastic waste.


Awards recognise Sunshine Coast sustainability strategy

02 March, 2021

Plans for protecting the environment and delivering a livable Sunshine Coast have made Sunshine Coast Council a Banksia Government Awards finalist.


Protect-Air EcoReg preset fluid regulator

01 March, 2021 | Supplied by: Compressed Air Australia Pty Ltd

The EcoReg preset fluid regulator is made of Grivory GV-5 FWA and stainless steel, making it suitable for use in areas such as drinking water and the food industry.


MyTown Microgrid: establishing a community model for sustainable energy

26 February, 2021

A microgrid feasibility project in Victoria is combining smart technologies with intensive local engagement to design a more sustainable and equitable local energy model.


Net zero, carbon neutral, carbon negative... what do they mean exactly?

26 February, 2021 | Supplied by: Ecosave Pty Ltd

When it comes to sustainability terms and climate change, there are numerous 'buzzwords' but what do they mean exactly?


Circular economy hackathon delivers innovative goods

24 February, 2021

Teams of Australia and India's students and innovative start-ups turned their minds to solving global challenges at the inaugural India Australia Circular Economy Hackathon.


Saving retired renewables from waste streams

23 February, 2021

It is estimated that more than 100,000 tonnes of solar panels will enter Australia's waste stream by 2035.


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