Sustainability

Tech transforming textile manufacturing

02 July, 2019

A $3.4 million research and development project is aiming to upscale manufacturing of a newly developed advanced coating technology for textiles.


Altered enzymes transform plant waste into new products

27 June, 2019

A research team has engineered enzymes to perform an important step in the conversion of plant waste into sustainable and high-value products such as nylon, plastics and chemicals.


UNSW Energy Institute appoints new CEO

27 June, 2019

The UNSW Energy Institute has appointed Justine Jarvinen as its CEO, with the key role of facilitating partnerships between industry and government bodies with UNSW's leading energy researchers.


Success in wastewater sustainability

26 June, 2019 | Supplied by: Sydney Water Corporation

A Sydney Water infrastructure project has received an excellent design rating from the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia.


ALDI makes positive packaging pledge

26 June, 2019

ALDI Australia will cut at least a quarter of all plastic packaging from its range by 2025 and remove single-use plastics such as cotton buds and plastic plates from its stores by the end of 2020.


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.


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