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.
Australia doesn't want to deal with its own recycling waste, so why do we think other countries should do it for us?
This year's national conference of the Australian Marine Science Association is a plastic-free zone, as marine scientists aim to reduce the environmental burden of throwaway plastic.
Every year the US burns more than 34 million tons of garbage in incinerators. These plants are major pollution sources, and most are clustered in disadvantaged communities.
Australia urgently needs to prepare for a coming tsunami of solar panel and battery waste.
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.
A new clothing recycling process can counter the environmental costs of fast fashion.
Poorer countries can now refuse shipments of plastic waste and slow the build-up of pollution on their shores.
Some circular economy business models are based on case studies, others are more theoretical, yet it's hard to get a comprehensive overview. Why? Simple: Because the opportunities are nearly endless.
The global environmental crisis is overwhelming, but showing children how they can take care of their immediate environment can empower them to feel like they can make a difference.
Currently, all the value in sewage sludge is literally being flushed down the toilet.
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.
More electric vehicles and renewable energy means more mining for resources. Unless industry adopts cleaner habits urgently, the environment faces more damage.
Do we really need to celebrate with boxes and plastic?
Making more sustainable fashion choices doesn't require a massive lifestyle change.
China, which once processed much of the world's scrap, has slashed imports of "foreign garbage." What can the US do to step up recycling at home?
Too much recyclable packaging is still finding its way into landfill - and plastic is the biggest culprit, with two-thirds going unrecovered, according to a new analysis.
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.