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Australian university saving big with innovative renewable energy project

Date: 19-Nov-19
Author: Liam Taylor
The University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland expects to cut energy costs by $100 million over the next 25 years after installing a giant experimental battery.

Brisbane’s flourishing urban farms providing food for thought

Date: 19-Nov-19
Author: Liam Taylor
A community-based project converting disused urban spaces into inner-city farms is supporting environmental sustainability and social development.

Biophilic design featured in plans for Western Sydney International Airport

Date: 13-Nov-19
Author: Rachael Ridley
Australia has been given its first look at the design for the new Western Sydney International Terminal, which heavily features biophilic design and sustainable design principles.

His and Her House wins the Interior Fitout - Residential category in the 2019 Australian Timber Design Awards

Date: 12-Nov-19
Author: David Rowlinson
Designed by FMD Architects the strong use of timber underpinned the major design decisions and was a natural selection to bring the project together visually and to inspire a familiar sense of memory. The spaces are richly layered with warm honeyed timbers, with visible knots and cracks celebrating the natural inflection and beauty of the material.

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.

 

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