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The Seed House wins the Grand Prix at the 2019 Australian Timber Design Awards

Date: 11-Nov-19
Author: David Rowlinson
Already the subject of considerable acclaim, The Seed House in Sydney’s Castlecrag is an exemplar project that combines a sensitivity of the site and awareness of materials with an attention to detail that reflects the passions of the architect and owner, James Fitzpatrick.

National Recycling Week 11-17 November 2019

Date: 11-Nov-19
Author: Marty Middlebrook
It's National Recycling Week 11-17 November 2019. Find an event near you.

Getting to the bottom of carton recycling

Date: 08-Nov-19
Author: Liam Taylor
Beverage cartons are are lightweight, primarily composed of renewable materials and readily recyclable with the right infrastructure. So why are they perceived as somewhat problematic in the Australian recycling sphere? Read on to understand the recycling process for beverage cartons and why it’s so important that we keep recycling them.

Data is valuable, but so are the materials in your phone

Date: 06-Nov-19
Author: Liam Taylor
Research from MobileMuster suggests one of the biggest concerns when it comes to recycling or disposing of old mobile phones is the personal data that we keep on these devices. Find out how to wipe your data so you can give your old phone new life.

6 everyday products you didn’t know were made from recycled materials

Date: 06-Nov-19
Author: Rachael Ridley
Unless you’re buying recycled products, you’re not fully recycling. If you’re like most Aussies, you’re probably a keen recycler, but how often do you buy recycled products? Maybe more often than you think! Here are some everyday products that have been created from recovered materials.

An Australian innovation – Coca-Cola produces Australia’s first 100% recycled bottle for carbonated beverages

Date: 05-Nov-19
Author: Rachael Ridley
In early 2019, Coca-Cola in Australia made an ambitious commitment to make 7 out of 10 of its plastic bottles entirely from recycled plastic by the end of the year. It’s the largest commitment to using recycled plastic in the Australian beverage industry. But it didn’t come without its challenges.

5 things you should know about Container Deposit Schemes

Date: 05-Nov-19
Author: Rachael Ridley
On the surface, Container Deposit Schemes (CDS) seem simple: the public can return eligible, empty beverage containers to collection points and receive a 10c refund per container. But there is a lot more to this legislation than meets the eye. Here are five reasons why CDS are important to our environment, recycling industry and community.

Everyday Enviro with Elise - Sunscreen and the environment

Date: 04-Nov-19
Author: Elise Catterall
With temperatures on the rise around the country, Elise delves into the environmental impact of slopping on the wrong sunscreen.

The UK to end fracking for good following new study

Date: 04-Nov-19
Author: Liam Taylor
The UK government has halted all fracking in England with immediate effect following a new report regarding environmental impacts in the local area.

The underwater heroes helping scientists understand sea snakes

Date: 04-Nov-19
Author: Liam Taylor
A social group of snorkelling grandmothers has discovered a large population of venomous sea snakes in New Caledonia and are now helping scientists understand the local ecosystem.

Armidale residents taking wellbeing of local trees into their own hands

Date: 04-Nov-19
Author: Liam Taylor
With ongoing drought continuing to deplete the region’s threatened water supply, Armidale locals are stepping up to ensure the health of trees in a heritage-listed park.

Plastic-free Sophia tells her secrets to schoolyard sustainability

Date: 04-Nov-19
Author: Jennifer McMillan
Are you interested in schoolyard sustainability? We sat down with Sophia to hear about her journey.

 

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