OPINION

Global commitment to plastic pollution 'planetary crisis' - what is Australia's response?

Global commitment to plastic pollution 'planetary crisis' - what is Australia's response?

With more than 200 countries signing up to the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) pledge to eliminate plastic pollution in our oceans in Nairobi last week, Boomerang Alliance is asking state and federal environment ministers: What is Australia's...

- Read more
China forces government's hand

China forces government's hand

China, as reported by the ABC, has recently changed its legislations to ban the import of 24 different categories of foreign waste.

- Read more
It's time to accelerate a system wide grid plan as the basis for energy market reform

It's time to accelerate a system wide grid plan as the basis for energy market reform

This last week saw two significant milestones achieved in the energy sector.

- Read more
With the right tools, we can mine cities

With the right tools, we can mine cities

From 1900 to 2010, the amount of materials accumulated in buildings and infrastructure across the world increased 23-fold. We are depleting our resources at unprecedented rates. Instead of extracting dwindling raw materials from nature at ever-increasing...

- Read more
Explainer: why we shouldn't be so quick to trust energy modelling

Explainer: why we shouldn't be so quick to trust energy modelling

As is so often the way with political debate about new policies, much of the rhetoric around the federal government's proposed National Energy Guarantee (NEG) is couched in terms of "the modelling".

- Read more
Waste to energy in Denmark

Waste to energy in DenmarkLock icon

In November, I travelled to Copenhagen, Denmark's capital, and had the opportunity to visit Amager Bakke, a new waste to energy facility.

- Read more
What is the impact of 'impact investing'?

What is the impact of 'impact investing'?

The financial returns from "impact investing" are on par with mainstream investments, according to a recent report. Impact investing aims to generate a social or environmental return (such as affordable housing or a reduction in greenhouse emissions)...

- Read more
What could sustainable Australian cities look like in 2040?

What could sustainable Australian cities look like in 2040?

It's 2040. As you wake and look outside, things might not look hugely different to 2017 - there aren't any hoverboards or sky highways - but Australian cities have managed to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by 80%.

- Read more
The good news about plastic waste

The good news about plastic waste

Waste plastics contaminate our food, water and air. Many are calling for a global ban on single-use plastics because throwing them "away" often means into our river systems and then into the world's oceans.

- Read more