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
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
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?
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
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
Construction rubbish is big business, depending on the angle from which you view it.
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
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
The Australian construction sector could reap significant benefit in terms of both costs and sustainability from the adoption of frugal innovation.
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.
New Package to Tackle Recycling Issue: Victoria
Victoria has launched a $37 million plan to create new products by diverting landfill waste.
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...
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.
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...