Sustainability

WMRR blindsided by SA Government levy increase

21 June, 2019

The SA Government has announced it will increase the Solid Waste Levy from $100 to $140 on 1 January 2020, causing shockwaves at the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia.


CSIRO goes for gold — the environmentally friendly way

19 June, 2019

Austalia's national science agency, CSIRO, has developed a sustainable, environmentally friendly process technology for recovering gold.


Sydney trials concrete made from industrial waste

18 June, 2019

The City of Sydney is trialling concrete made from industrial waste, replacing a 30 m section of road along an inner-city street in Alexandria.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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