Lagos state must include the informal sector in its waste economy for inclusive development to happen.
Consumers can turn plastic waste into valuable products at minimal cost using the open source technologies associated with DRAM – distributed recycling and additive manufacturing.
It’s great to see the federal government finally providing clear policy direction for the waste industry. But it's far from enough to temper the waste crisis.
Here's how to quench your thirst in an environmentally responsible way.
Fast fashion is far from green. But the rapid expansion of online clothing resale platforms could help shrink the garment industry's negative impact on the environment.
A building designed to be easily taken apart so the components can be reused is a model for much less wasteful construction. It reduces resource use and environmental impacts, and can be cheaper too.
Waste-to-energy incinerators could help Australia deal with its mounting waste crisis, but burning rubbish may come with risks to public health.
To ban or not to ban plastic bag use
Pandemic precautions have given new life to disposable plastic products, which the industry claims are more 'hygienic' than reusables. But critics say there's no scientific evidence this is so.
The federal government today announced $1 billion plan to divert more than ten million tonnes of waste from landfill. But waste management is about more than just recycling.
Recently washed cups could be safer than single-use containers that could have been sitting around for ages.
We shouldn't try to banish waste entirely. We need to rethink it.
To inner west Sydneysiders, the Cooks River is known to be particularly polluted. But after a storm, microplastic particles increased more than 40 fold.
Used PPE needs to be incinerated for safety reasons, but once this pandemic is over we should consider more sustainable options.
Lockdown has exposed real problems with the circular economy which urgently need to be addressed.
Waste, once freely available to the poor, is being appropriated for business purposes.
The study also finds the weight of plastic waste from all rivers in Jakarta totals 2.1 million kilograms equivalent to 1,000 Tesla Model S cars.
The social and environmental costs of rampant consumerism are becoming ever clearer, and we’re all encouraged to use less and recycle more, but how can we shift more sustainable model?
Our climate is changing – and so must architecture.
Right to Repair laws make it easier for consumers, repairers and tinkerers to fix their broken goods. It's an attractive alternative to the dangers of overflowing e-waste.