In Sweden you get a tax deduction for fixing the TV instead of throwing it out and Victoria now has 25 repair cafes and there are more springing up around the country. Beware this subversive movement is sweeping Australia too, fighting waste, excess consumerism and built-in obsolescence.
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.
A recent study found that 85 per cent of people are reluctant to drink from conventional public water fountains, Gretha Oost from the O Initiative told The Fifth Estate.
Maybe it’s more a quiet revolution, rather than a war, moving through the industry as the property titans take up the issue of waste.
The move to rid cafes of plastics in takeaway coffee cups is gathering steam with innovative business jumping in with alternative solutions and competition between the major cities heating up. Landlords are taking note.
The Netherlands is famous for having one of the highest rates of recycling of all material “waste” at 79 per cent in Europe.
About 500 jobs could be created if Australia domestically remanufactured 50 per cent of the material formerly sent to China before a ban on waste imports, according to a new report.
A new recycling system at Chatswood Chase in Sydney is set to help the shopping centre reach its zero waste by 2020 goal, with Vicinity Centres now looking to roll out more systems across its national portfolio in a bid to cut waste going to landfill. The project has also teamed up with disability service […]
Grassroots groups have been plugging away on waste for decades with limited success, but ABC’s War on Waste has come along and with it birthed a national movement and an ongoing, urgent conversation about how we must do things differently.
The ABC TV series War on Waste has won the most prestigious sustainability honour in Australia, the 2017 Gold Banksia Sustainability award.
The City of Sydney has unanimously voted to start collecting food waste, textiles and e-waste, in a bid to get to zero waste by 2030.
Researchers, circular economy businesses, producers, community advocates, local councils and federal and state environment minister will hopefully join to eliminate highly polluting and non biodegradable plastics from our environment.
The future could be buildings made out of mushrooms, powered by algae and fitted out with biocomposite materials, according to Arup’s latest report.
Staff are the primary generators of operational waste in an office building. They produce an average of 118 kg of waste per person each year. Much of this is avoidable items such as coffee cups, disposable lunch and beverage containers, paper towels and office paper.
From TOMRA: Global sensor-based solutions provider TOMRA, and Australian waste management company Cleanaway, have been appointed as the network operator for a new container deposit scheme in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. NSW environment minister Gabrielle Upton announced the new scheme, which will see approximately 800 reverse vending machines installed across the state, contributing to […]
Here’s provocation. While Woolies and Coles are praised for flagging that they will ban free lightweight plastic bags one academic says it’s a measure that won’t help the environment much.
The City of Sydney is moving closer to a 2030 zero waste target, with an ambitious strategy tackling commercial and residential sector set to be approved this month.