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Reducing Waste on Construction Sites
Green
Wednesday March 6 2019

Reducing Waste on Construction Sites

In 2014, Victorian builder Burbank teamed up with the centre for design and society at RMIT to build Australia’s first 99 per cent waste free home...

Building a Third Construction Sector Through Sustainable Procurement
Green
Tuesday August 22 2017

Building a Third Construction Sector Through Sustainable Procurement

No matter what political position one takes, it is apparent that neither capitalism nor government intervention has succeeded in addressing the growing tide of social and...

A Tsunami Hits the Recycling World, and We’ll All Feel it Soon
Green
Tuesday August 22 2017

A Tsunami Hits the Recycling World, and We’ll All Feel it Soon

Whether you felt it or not, the earth shaking actions that unfolded recently will ultimately have an impact on every one of us.

Should We Rethink Sustainable Waste?
Green
Wednesday June 7 2017

Should We Rethink Sustainable Waste?

There’s a sense amongst some facilities management professionals that there’s something rotten in the waste collection services industry.

Designing Healthcare Facilities to Recycle
Public
Tuesday March 7 2017

Designing Healthcare Facilities to Recycle

Over the past five years or so, some 95 healthcare facilities across Australia and New Zealand have started to recycle PVC medical products and other recyclables...

Construction Waste is Big Business
Green
Wednesday October 12 2016

Construction Waste is Big Business

Construction rubbish is big business, depending on the angle from which you view it.

From Toilet to Tap: Would You Drink Recycled Water?
Green
Thursday April 21 2016

From Toilet to Tap: Would You Drink Recycled Water?

Let’s face it, we all feel a little bit icky when we think about toilet water generally.

Closing The Loop on Building and Construction Waste
Green
Thursday January 7 2016

Closing The Loop on Building and Construction Waste

It was good news to read recently that a local carpet tile manufacturer has taken the opportunity in building a new factory to provide space for...

Frugal Innovation and the Future of Urban Construction
Technology
Monday January 4 2016

Frugal Innovation and the Future of Urban Construction

The Australian construction sector could reap significant benefit in terms of both costs and sustainability from the adoption of frugal innovation.

Environment
Apr 9 2019
Vic Timber Recycler Banned over Stockpiles

A timber recycling centre in Victoria has been banned from accepting more combustible timber waste by the environmental watchdog. 

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Environment
4 Jul, 2018
New Package to Tackle Recycling Issue: Victoria

Victoria has launched a $37 million plan to create new products by diverting landfill waste.

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Public
6 Jun, 2018
PVC Recycling in Hospital Leads by Example

The Vinyl Council of Australia has confirmed that its expanding PVC Recycling in Hospitals program remains unaffected by changes in international waste management policies, including China’s...

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Environment
1 May, 2018
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.

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Environment
15 Dec, 2017
Another Big Blaze at a Victoria Recycling Plant

A large blaze that started in a pile of shredded rubbish at a Melbourne recycling centre is being investigated after a damning audit found the state's...

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