• Recycling goes to landfill while technology sits idle

    Stuart Snell     |      October 6, 2018

    People are losing confidence in recycling and overwhelmingly want government to support better solutions, according to a new university survey.

  • Burning waste is the wrong option

    Open Forum     |      July 4, 2018

    A UNSW Sydney submission to the ACT government’s review into waste management outlines a way to achieve the government’s primary targets to divert most waste away from landfill and for the local sector to be carbon neutral by 2025.

  • Almost everything you know about e-waste is wrong

    Josh Lepawsky     |      June 13, 2018

    Requiring electronics manufacturers to make products that are materially safer, durable and repairable would be important steps in mitigating waste from electronics throughout their life cycle in ways that post-consumer recycling on its own will never achieve.

  • Energy from waste – the rise of biogas

    Alan Stevenson     |      February 1, 2018

    Could biogas be the answer to excessive food wastage in Australia, not to mention an opportunity to decrease the use of fossil fuels? Alan Stevenson ponders the benefits of biogas from anaerobic digesters.