Mining precious metals is expensive and environmentally destructive. As an alternative, researchers are increasingly eyeing recycling old smartphones, computers and other electronics.
Recycled waste water is perfectly safe to drink, but many people aren’t keen to use it for anything other than watering plants.
An essential part of managing a growing global waste problem is sorting, recovering and recycling it. But you won’t see this on children’s shows that feature waste collection.
Recycled plastics are not safe if the chemicals used in creating them in the first place are harmful.
New technique could drastically improve the recyclability of rubber tyres.
With 5 million vapers in the UK and rising fast, nearly 500 of these devices are being thrown away every minute.
How many years you reuse a fake holiday tree matters. So does what happens to a live tree when you’ve packed up the ornaments.
Electric arc furnaces can use up to 100% scrap steel as its raw material, resulting in a significant reduction in emissions.
Many ‘green’ claims on social media ads are claims only. We need legislation to ensure green terms are clearly defined and based on the truth.
A central question remains unresolved in the draft treaty: Is plastic pollution basically a waste management problem, or can it be solved only with a cap on production?
Wind farm owners are keeping old turbines in service to capitalise on high electricity prices.
Understanding the success of the ABC’s War on Waste is a lesson in behavioural psychology. Research reveals five ways to guide other entertainment-education interventions to similar success.
Initiating a circular economy can help coastal west African countries to address plastic pollution with a World Bank fund.
United Nations efforts to advance a global treaty on plastic pollution echo past multilateral agreements that tackled ozone layer depletion and acid rain.
A team of scientists has developed a method for creating a new class of plastic materials that are potentially more recyclable than single-use plastics.
A household survey has revealed three distinct patterns of consumer behaviour around food waste.
Electronic waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world – there are things you can do to minimise your role in it.
Corporate supply chains are riddled with high, uncounted emissions, as Lego discovered. New regulations mean more companies will face tough, sometimes surprising, choices.
Brands like Zara and H&M are teaming up with recycled textile producers but more collaboration is needed.
The demand for the minerals needed to build clean energy technology currently exceeds the available supply. If this issue continues, governments may find it hard to reach their clean energy targets.