Sustainability

Victorian Govt announces plastic bag ban, recycling plan

03 July, 2018

The Victorian Government will ban single-use, lightweight plastic shopping bags from late 2019 in an effort to help protect the environment from plastic pollution.


National Energy Efficiency Conference: registrations, award nominations open

02 July, 2018

The National Energy Efficiency Conference will take place from 19–20 November at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.


We've banned the bag, but what about plastic bottles?

29 June, 2018 by Mark Fenton, Managing Director | Supplied by: Sodastream Australia

A staggering one million single-use plastic bottles are purchased around the world every minute — that's about 20,000 bottles each second.


A carbon-positive roadmap for Australia's built environment

29 June, 2018

'A Carbon Positive Roadmap for the built environment' establishes the steps required for buildings and fit-outs to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.


Winners announced for 2018 Intersolar AWARD

29 June, 2018

This year, the award was presented to ABB, Hanwha Q CELLS and Krinner Solar.


Partnership to promote sustainable Olympic Games

28 June, 2018

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and C40 Cities have committed to partner on climate transition by working towards a sustainable Olympic Games.


Push to ban single-use plastic bags within five years

28 June, 2018 by Lauren Davis

A Senate inquiry into waste and recycling in Australia has called for drastic measures to manage a struggling industry.


Australia ranks worst for energy efficiency in developed world

27 June, 2018

The ACEEE has released the 2018 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard, and the results don't bode well for Australia.


Are you meeting your sustainable packaging obligations?

26 June, 2018

Australian businesses need to comply with the sustainable packaging obligations outlined in the National Environmental Protection (Used Packaging Materials) Measure 2011.


IKEA announces furniture take-back service, plastic ban

22 June, 2018

Sydneysiders can now give their unwanted IKEA furniture a second life by bringing it back to the store to be sold on to a new customer.


Making Sydney a more sustainable tourist destination

22 June, 2018

Hotels, event centres, museums and tourism bodies have joined forces with the City of Sydney to make the city a more sustainable destination for business and holidays.


Four design principles for running an energy-efficient home

22 June, 2018

Award-winning architect Peter Maddison shares some of his expert advice on how Australians can run a more energy-efficient home.


Young Victorians throw away over $100 worth of food a week

21 June, 2018 | Supplied by: Sustainability Victoria

The average Victorian household throws away over $2000 worth of food every year.


Innovative Tiny Home going on show in Melbourne

21 June, 2018

RACV has partnered with award-winning architect Peter Maddison to design a tiny home that will enable Australians to better understand their own homes and the way they live.


Smart Cities Week is coming to Australia

20 June, 2018

Australia's first Smart Cities Week will be held in Sydney from 29–31 October 2018.


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