Australians send about 4 million tonnes of food waste to landfill each year – but what if we could use it for other purposes?
Australia is among the world's top ten users of electronic and electrical products. But our systems for recycling the resulting 'e-waste' fall a long way short of other rich nations.
Hull City Council claims poor recycling habits are costing it £50,000 a month, so now they're taking action by removing resident's bins.
As municipalities push for more recycling, one study of Japan found that low rates deliver the most benefits and that certain materials, notably aluminum and paper, are most valuable.
Using more accurate data, researchers find that waste disposal at methane-emitting landfills is two times greater than previous EPA estimates.
The 'linear economy' that drove 20th-century leaps in wealth is no longer sustainable, and our standard of living will not survive without a dramatic redesign.
Almost everyone wants to throw out less food. The good news is that even something as simple as organising your fridge into zones for different food types can stop your bin filling up.
Dead whales can cost beachside ratepayers a lot to clean up. The alternative is to tow them away before they wash up - but the legal question of who does the job is far more complex than it sounds.
People are psychologically hard wired to believe damaged products such as ripped paper or dented cans are useless, resulting…