New Report Finds Opportunities in New Homes
Simple energy efficiency improvements in new housing stock can slash energy bills, cut Australia’s emissions by 10.8 million tonnes, and deliver comfortable and resilient homes, finds...
Argentina Uses Recycled PET Bricks to Support Green Building
The Fundación EcoInclusión - winner of the first prize in the regional competition Google.org Challenge - is an Argentine non-profit organization that was born in 2015,...
Waste Charges Increasing in SA Budget
The South Australian government will hike waste dumping charges in this week's state budget to raise an extra $64 million over the next four years.
Construction Industry Must Act to End Use of Hazardous Materials
Australian construction workers, engineers and designers need to understand the risks associated with exposure to asbestos and other hazardous materials.
When to Renovate, When to Demolish
When your current building stock is a little tired, how do you decide whether to renovate or demolish and rebuild?
Futuristic Construction Recycling
Imagine a futuristic construction site without waste, with no material delivery lead times and with a sustainable safe working environment.
Cardboard Furniture: Tougher Than You Think
When it comes to green furniture, many consumers automatically think of wood.
Could Incinerated Sludge Make More Sustainable Concrete?
One of the chief by-products of modern wastewater treatment could be used to create more sustainable and resilient forms of concrete.
Waste Efficiency Soon to be a Reality with New Guidelines
Waste Guidelines to help building owners, property managers and waste companies to work more effectively using a standard across their portfolios.
PVC Recycling in Hospitals Program Targets 150-hospitals
Since its launch in 2009, the innovative waste management and recycling program has grown to operate in 138 hospitals throughout Australia and New Zealand. It is...
Sydney Waste Incinerator Plans Refused
A plan to build a controversial waste incinerator in Sydney's west has been knocked back but there are fears a new application could be made unless...
Queensland Govt Under Fire for $1.3bn Trash Tax
The Queensland government admits households could end up being slugged with its unpopular trash tax if councils decide to double-dip.
Councils Fear Huge Hit from Waste Woes
At least 10 Queensland councils expect a $7 million hit next financial year as Australia's recycling crisis rolls on.
REMAKE Project Drives Australian Recycling Options for Waste
An ambitious research project spearheaded by the Vinyl Council of Australia has identified novel recycling applications in a bid to use the 1.2 million m² of...
Waste Flows at Perth Children's Hospital
A costly wastewater recycling plant installed at the trouble-plagued Perth Children's Hospital is likely to stay switched off due to Heath Department fears of cross-contamination.