Landfills produce huge amounts of methane. Many of the bigger operators capture it to turn into energy, but they’re wasting about 80% of what’s available. It’s time Australia stepped up.
Why keep buying and chucking when you can rent and return?
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.
City dwellers are individually starting to do their bit to live sustainably. Now pioneering businesses are aiming to make ecological and social sustainability part of their bottom line.
Waste crime has the potential for easy, high profits and as such is set to join ranks with drugs and human trafficking.
To better understand and bring under control the new planetary flows that humanity has unleashed, we need to mobilize all the legal resources at your disposal.
In the rush to increase recycling, we should remember that reducing waste in the first place is a much a higher priority.
Australia sends 20 million tonnes of garbage to landfill every year. With thousands of sites across the nation, it's hard to track exactly how many there are, where they are, and what's filling them.
A recycling company has received tens of millions from the federal government to develop solid waste fuel. This fuel reduces landfill, shrinks our carbon footprint and protects the environment.
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.
Time for a little more make do and mend.
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.
Worldwide, farmers are already using untreated waste water to irrigate their crops. Here's how to mitigate the danger.
Recycling leftovers from supermarkets does not address the roots of food poverty and removes responsibility from the government.
From turkeys to salmon and brussels sprouts, modern living is putting mounting pressure on the festive feast.
Our cities need to become much more efficient not just to conserve precious resources but to improve the economy, wellbeing and resilience to environmental change and disasters.
Australia's city foodbowls are an important part of the nation's food supply, but they're under increasing pressure from growing populations.
The 5p plastic bag charge is making society more eco-friendly than ever before.