China has put the onus back on Australia to take responsibility for our waste, and Germany has shown us the way with extended producer responsibility for construction and demolition waste.
Festival-goers increasingly treat tents as disposable, imagining they are put to good use when discarded. They're wrong.
Australia doesn't want to deal with its own recycling waste, so why do we think other countries should do it for us?
A throwaway economy harms more than the natural environment. It also harms our mental environment.
Recycling is a messy system at the moment. Here's how we can clean up our act.
A year after China stopped accepting most scrap material exports, other Asian countries are following Beijing's lead, forcing wealthy nations to find domestic solutions for managing their wastes.
Poorer countries can now refuse shipments of plastic waste and slow the build-up of pollution on their shores.
In a growing world with an increasing population with ever-greater needs, it is high time to find a balanced solution for our activities. Nature provides us with the template.
Scientists are finding ways to generate something useful from the pollution in our environment.
China's refusal to take Australia's rubbish has started to bite, and it's clear we're not ready to deal with the consequences.
For as little as $4 a day Indian workers process dangerous, toxic waste by hand. This unregulated, highly polluting industry is hidden away from police eyes.
Asian countries have become a dumping ground for the plastic waste from wealthy countries.
Since China stopped accepting Australia's recyclable plastic, the majority of exported plastic waste is now going to developing nations in South East Asia.
Dumping your closet debris on a charity shop just means giving volunteers the cost of sorting out your landfill.
There are lots of issues with recycling – but it's still an important part of society's efforts to live more sustainably.
As 2019 dawns, a worldwide circular economy could be created through international trade and trade agreements like the one that could be forged between Canada and the U.K., post-Brexit.
Don't let your dog's poo go to landfill and contribute to our waste problem - compost it instead.
Less than 10 percent of plastic waste has been recycled – a factoid recently crowned statistic of the year.
Some of the things we discard - like urine - can actually be useful resources.
Existing toilets aren't a good fit for parts of sub-Saharan Africa because many areas lack water and there's often no proper plumbing.