New research commissioned by Planet Ark has found many Australians are unsure what happens to their kerbside recycling, with almost half believing it mostly goes to landfill.
The effectiveness of recycling services across Australia is being seriously questioned, as new research shines a critical light on the country’s waste management efforts.
The risk that plastic pollution poses to the world’s declining sea turtle populations has been quantified for the first time.
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.
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.
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 the EU Circular Economy Package (CEP).