Seven United Nations (UN) entities have come together, supported by the World Economic Forum, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) to call for an overhaul of the current electronics system, with the aim of supporting international efforts to address e-waste challenges.
By making great strides in productivity, the industrial food system has managed largely to meet the demands of a growing global population. However, this approach to food production and the management of food by-products is endangering biodiversity and human health.
An alarming three quarters of Australian adults (75 per cent) surveyed by FoodSaver are self-confessed food-wasters, with more than half (56 per cent) of those surveyed who throw out food are doing so on at least a weekly basis.
A nation-wide ‘Let’s Go FOGO’ campaign is being launched to urge 84 per cent of local councils to provide Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO) collection services for residents.
The first bioenergy state of the nation report was produced for Bioenergy Australia by KPMG and was published earlier this month on the 4 December 2018 and has reportedly identified Australia’s significant bioenergy opportunity. According to the report, a fully developed and thriving bio-economy could provide a $3.5-$5 billion investment opportunity, mostly in regional economies.
Gumtree’s annual Smart Santa research report has revealed the majority (65 per cent) of Australians would be happy to receive a second-hand gift this Christmas, with the nation expected to spend a whopping $9.8 billion on gifts this Christmas.
PATCH, Australian manufacturer of alternative, organic wound-care strips, has revealed through independent research that 87.4 per cent of Australians surveyed would be likely to switch to an environmental and sustainably-focused wound care brand and 89.9 per cent said they were likely to switch to products with efforts towards minimising packaging.
In a new report, global financial analyst Credit Suisse says Australia’s waste crisis is set to deepen with an “impending plasticide” and predicts that the Federal government will intervene within two years with new policies, including an emergency tax on plastic.
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.
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