Business & Politics

Bottle caps launch a green bond

Consumer goods giant Proctor & Gamble has invented a process for recycling the polypropylene caps into near virgin-quality reusable plastic.

new economy

It’s the new economy stupid!

There are so many lucrative economic opportunities in the new economy that could supply jobs and growth for the regions and cities alike. Just ask the thinkers, inventors and doers. But not the feds.

Future of Lendlease's DesignMake is under review

Future of Lendlease’s DesignMake is under review

It might be “premature” to think another prefab timber construction facility is about to bite the dust, but the signs aren’t good. This time it’s the much lauded Lendlease owned factory DesignMake at Eastern Creek in western Sydney, which has delivered some of the most high profile timber buildings in Australia.

The new CRCs and their role in a sustainable future

The new CRCs and their role in a sustainable future

If government decisions about research funding are an indication of where they see the nation heading, the recent round of CRC grant recipients suggests the focus has strayed from the core issues facing cities and their sustainability.

The grey context for green advertising

Change is constant but so is our resistance to it. Therefore, a relentless state of tension is what really defines human behaviour. This is verified by homoeostasis, in which living organisms will self-regulate to remain constant. It explains why it is so hard to form new habits and even harder to break away from them. 

On Canberra, where the bloody hell are you?

While northern Queensland bites its nails worrying about what possible jobs could replace coal, in Victoria, the Andrews government is pushing full steam ahead with a massive solar program that’s igniting a whole lot of spinoff business.

Victoria’s new SV – Solar Victoria – off to a big start

Victoria’s new SV – Solar Victoria – off to a big start

While northern Queensland bites its nails worrying about what possible jobs could replace coal, in Victoria, the Andrews government is pushing full steam ahead with solar for residential consumers and igniting a whole lot of businesses at the same time.

Single use plastic: be gone

Better Building Partnership Sustainable Destination Partnership and CitySwitch and their allies packed into the Marconi Room at Sydney Town Hall on Tuesday morning to launch a new program to reduce single use plastics in the city’s destinations hot spots, organised by the City of Sydney.

What the carbon lobby wants from Morrison

What the carbon lobby wants from Morrison

It’s not good news. The carbon lobby is real, it’s powerful and it’s determined to keep coal as the centrepiece of fuel for Australia.