Metropolitan councils, state government and waste and recycling industry representatives gathered last week to discuss Sydney's growing food waste crisis.
Success stories of businesses using technology to advance were at the forefront of Siemens' Digitalize 2019 conference.
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 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.
The World Health Organization has called for further research into the impact of ingesting microplastics on human health.
Victoria's La Trobe University has set an ambitious target of net zero emissions by 2029, launching a $75 million initiative involving 20 projects.
Materials scientists from Deakin University are working on several projects to repurpose materials and achieve a circular economy.
Researchers from the University of the Sunshine Coast are studying a type of seaweed that stops cows from expelling methane.
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.
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.
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 gases09 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.