Illegal dumping is costing governments millions – but satellite technology could help put a stop to it.
Under a new target, 100% of Australian packaging will be recyclable, compostable or reusable by 2025. But this is not enough - we also need to ensure that recyclable materials are actually recycled.
Ipswich Council has stopped recycling and it's likely that others around Australia will follow suit.
Young people are taking to bins to protest food waste.
The strategy's focus on rotten apples seems destined to fail.
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.
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.
After making worldwide headlines with the story of the Pacific "garbage island", researchers were sent a photo of the same beach, white sand free of litter, as recently as 1992.
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.
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.
A new documentary highlights the plight of marine animals living among the estimated 5 trillion pieces of plastic rubbish generated by humans.
The high street chains cop the heat, but shouldn't you be doing your bit too?
Let's be honest, you want assurances that someone is going to take away all those campaign leaflets on June 24.
Refunds for drink bottles and cans get litter out of the environment – but industry remains opposed.
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.
Despite a series of EU laws on waste management, some countries are still a bit rubbish.
Australia still rests too heavily on its luck, and not enough on its brains.