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Residents have come up with solutions to make usable products out of organic waste materials.
InterContinental Hotels Group plans to switch miniature toiletries for bulk products, but it isn't likely to do as much for the environment as activists might think.
Australia needs a viable domestic recycling industry – here's the current state of play.
There's a buzz around sustainability, but consumers still struggle to develop new habits. Here's how to change that.
Disposable coffee cups demonstrate that recycling could be successful – with a bit of joined-up thinking.
Australia's recycling woes belong to everyone, from households to government to business. It's time to stop pointing fingers and get to work on a solution.
Satellites monitor climate change, guide people with GPS and keep us connected through texts and social media, but they're under threat.
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.
As the population of the world’s cities grows, so too does resource and energy use as well as waste generation. We can combat these issues with a circular economy that uses nature as a template.
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.
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.