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Waste revolution spawns food-packaging alternatives

Food packaging remains a sticking point for the circular economy. Plastic is so entrenched in the food production cycle that avoiding it when sourcing groceries and takeaway food is almost impossible.

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Fitwel – the latest kid on the certification block

A new certification tool called Fitwel is a building rating system for existing workplaces and residential buildings that provides guidelines on how to design and operate healthier buildings.

Tanya Cox becomes WorldGBC vice-chair

Green Building Council of Australia director Tanya Cox has been appointed vice-chair of the World Green Building Council, the first Australian to hold the position.

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Researchers pull CO2 from sky and turn it into fuel

Atmospheric carbon dioxide has hit 410 parts per million, but a Canadian company founded by a Harvard University physicist says it has developed the technology to start cost-effectively pulling it from the sky.

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Heating and cooling sectors need to step up climate action

A renewables “revolution” is driving change in the power industry, according to REN21’s latest Global Energy Outlook, but the heating and cooling sectors are lagging behind in this global transition.