Why do nuclear plants produce radioactive water – and what happens when that water gets into the ocean?
With more people composting due to environmental concerns or council programs, they need to know how to do it right.
Plastic products that claim to be 'compostable' aren't great either.
Hospitals have a lot of room to reduce, reuse and recycle supplies – as many were forced to discover during the pandemic.
A study published in the journal Nature reveals that global mass of goods produced by humankind now exceeds that of all life on earth. This is a stark warning on our growing domination of the planet.
UK still ships huge amounts of plastic waste to places like Vietnam, Malaysia and Pakistan.
From oil disasters in Mauritius to street artists in South Africa, the story of rubbish in the media helps shape popular culture and environmental change.
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.