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.
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.
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.
Well-intended efforts to reduce food waste could threaten some birds and animal species, a new paper has warned.
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…