RESEARCH & REPORTS

Plastic's link to declining sea turtle populations quantified in new report

Plastic's link to declining sea turtle populations quantified in new report

The risk that plastic pollution poses to the world's declining sea turtle populations has been quantified for the first time.

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Nine out of 10 Australians concerned about environmental sustainability

Nine out of 10 Australians concerned about environmental sustainability

A new study from HP Australia and Planet Ark found that while over 90 per cent of Australian consumers and businesses are concerned about environmental sustainability, only half believe they are doing their fair share to protect the planet.

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Australians waste up to 140 tonnes of plastic on gift cards each year

Australians waste up to 140 tonnes of plastic on gift cards each year

While over half of Australians (58 per cent) have received a plastic single-use gift card in the past year, PayPal research reveals that most of them (57 per cent) would have preferred a digital alternative, as it is better for the environment.

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ESA report calls for 'smarter' recycling targets

ESA report calls for 'smarter' recycling targets

The Environmental Services Association (ESA) has called for 'smarter' measures of recycling progress to replace the current weight-based metrics, in the second of two new reports that looks at what it will take to meet the recycling targets proposed by...

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NSW achieves a third in reduction of litter volume

NSW achieves a third in reduction of litter volumeLock icon

NSW has dropped its litter volume by 37% since 2013 and Return and Earn has been responsible for a third reduction in its type of drink container litter, according to new litter figures for NSW from Keep Australia Beautiful (KAB).

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Most support recycling but are confused with how to do it, says report

Most support recycling but are confused with how to do it, says report

Perth's Murdoch University has found that most people are supportive of recycling, though they are hopelessly confused about what goes in which bin.

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More education for handling pharmaceutical waste needed, report says

More education for handling pharmaceutical waste needed, report says

Pharmacists require more information themselves on the negative impacts of pharmaceuticals on the environment if they are to take a lead role in the more sustainable use of pharmaceuticals, according to a new Australian study.

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What is happening to all the plastic waste now?

What is happening to all the plastic waste now?

For more than 25 years, many developed countries, including Australia, have been sending massive amounts of plastic waste to China instead of recycling it on their own.

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E-waste growing at three times the rate of general waste

E-waste growing at three times the rate of general waste

In Australia, there are more mobile phones than people, and according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, electronic waste is currently growing at three times the rate of general waste in the country, and mobile phones are one of its biggest culprits....

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Young Victorians throwing away $115 of food a week

Young Victorians throwing away $115 of food a week

New research commissioned by Sustainability Victoria has found young Victorians and parents with children are key contributors to the state's food waste dilemma, which equates to an estimated cost of $5.4 billion annually.

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