The Victorian government is auditing every recycling facility in the state after a disastrous fire at Coolaroo. It raises a bigger issue: we don't know how many plants Australia has or where they are.
Banning single-use plastic bags makes sense, as long as it doesn't usher in behaviours that are just as bad, or worse – like over-using heavier bags made of even more plastic.
New research shows most people try to shop and cook carefully – the real problem with food waste is infrastructure.
The plastic bag ban doesn't consider the impact it will have on Kenya's economy or consider other environmental alternatives.
In the rush to increase recycling, we should remember that reducing waste in the first place is a much a higher priority.
Despite being outcasts in Moroccan society, waste collectors defend their profession as protectors of the environment.
Many people are confused about what they can and can't recycle, and whether they need to clean everything before it goes in the bin. The best plan is to check the details with your local council.
It's thanks to decomposition brought about by beetles and fungi that we're not all buried under dead organic matter.
Plastics pose a major threat to seabirds and other animals, and most don't ever break down - they just break up. Every piece of petrochemical-derived plastic ever made still exists on the planet.
Pulp and paper production is a major industry with a large environmental footprint. Recently, though, paper companies have worked to reduce pollution and promote sustainable forestry and recycling.
Time for a little more make do and mend.
Would a chance to win a big cash prize make you more likely to recycle your old drinks bottles? Economic analysis suggests so.
Australia's recycling rules can seem horrendously complicated. But there a few golden rules to follow.
More Australians are recycling than ever, but let's not forget that avoiding waste in the first place is the best option.
This episode explores how one person's waste can be another's treasure. We talk to scientists trying to eke something useful out of big piles of rubbish and discuss making the economy more circular.
A new documentary highlights the plight of marine animals living among the estimated 5 trillion pieces of plastic rubbish generated by humans.
Coating paper with an inexpensive thin film can allow users to print and erase a physical page as many as 80 times. That reduces both the cost and the environmental effects of paper use.
Recycling, rental, durability: How three strategies from the "circular economy" can help automobile manufacturers reduce waste and improve profitability, all while helping preserve the environment
Adaptive reuse and recycling of heritage architecture may be all the rage, but are not new. Making new buildings from old has a long history in the ancient world.
From turkeys to salmon and brussels sprouts, modern living is putting mounting pressure on the festive feast.