Ipswich Council has stopped recycling and it's likely that others around Australia will follow suit.
Cleaning up the oceans will require much better waste management in poorer countries.
Nairobi's new governor should learn from the mistakes of the past
Most Americans don't want incinerators in their neighborhoods, so waste management companies are burning trash in other facilities such as cement kilns. Is this a sustainable way to deal with garbage?
If you want to live like a local when on holiday, you should defecate like one.
Food is just food ... or is it?
The science is clear but to improve plastic literacy, we need the arts. Here’s why.
China is no longer importing the world's recyclable plastic – so what should we do instead?
If you look into your kitchen or bathroom cabinet, chances are you'd find some unused medicine, much of it expired. Here's what to do with it.
Canadians are a wasteful bunch, especially during the holidays. Redesign your holidays this year to cut back on garbage and food waste.
China, which recycles much of the world's waste material, is slashing its scrap imports. This move could force the United States and Europe to boost recycling instead of shipping trash overseas.
Climate governance is based on the key concept of control. But this idea is illusory and we must be able to overcome to cope with future disturbances.
With an ever-increasing cost to extract dwindling raw materials, it's time to look at cities as urban mines. We're developing the tools to do that.
Young people are taking to bins to protest food waste.
Everyone knows that plastic waste is an environmental problem. So let's get creative with it.
Why do so many people queue overnight (or longer) for an over-priced, at best incrementally-changed gadget?
The world's largest recyclable materials importer will leave other countries searching for alternative waste management solutions.
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.