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...
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...
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.
WA Labor Puts 26 Liberal Projects Under the Microscope
As many as 26 projects entered into by the former Liberal government are set to go under the microscope as the new Labour government in that...
Meeting Infrastructure Needs in Remote Communities
Over the past decade, I have worked on projects in the Pacific, Indonesia and on remote mining infrastructure and villages, remote and independent resorts, and for...
Wastewater Testing to Make Smarter, Healthier Cities
In the hunt for “Big Data” that will underpin smarter cities, the next new discoveries may be found in an unexpected place – our sewers.
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...
Is this Australia’s Golden Ticket to Smarten up Construction?
Smarten up construction? Why would we want to do that? Well, if your new phone arrived with scratches, poorly fitting parts and some features not working you...
WA Gets its First Road from Recycled Waste
Western Australia has received its first road from recycled waste after the announcement of a new trial which will see two new laneways created as part...
Victorians Rally for Toxic Waste Crackdown
Residents in Melbourne's north will rally for a crackdown on the hazardous waste industry after a factory fire, as the state government considers an electronic tracking...
Waste Will Power New Victorian Paper Mill
A Victorian paper mill is set to be powered by a new $600 million waste plant and generate more than 1000 jobs.
QLD:Hinchinbrook Cleanup After Effluent Spill
The Queensland government has been forced to step in and plug a hole in funding which has seen a sewerage treatment plant in the state's north...
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...
NSW Budgets to Clean Up Waste and Asbestos
The environment is getting a clean-up with $196 million in the NSW budget to reduce waste and tackle illegal dumping but climate change has been given...
NSW: Thousand Want to Block 'Toxic' Incinerator
More than 10,000 people have signed a petition calling for a proposed "toxic" waste incinerator in Sydney's west to be scrapped.
Proposed NT Toxic Waste Site Clears Hurdle
Australia's first deep toxic waste repository is one step closer to a reality, despite an independent environment body flagging huge environmental and financial risks to the...