MobileMuster recycled over a million handsets & batteries in 2017

MobileMuster recycled over a million handsets & batteries in 2017

MobileMuster’s manager Spyro Kalos says that in the past 12 months MobileMuster has collected and recycled 79 tonnes of mobile phone components, including over one million handsets and batteries.

As the industry product stewardship program moves into its 20th year, the mobile telecommunications industry continues to invest and lead the way in product stewardship providing a free take back and recycling service for all mobile phone users, along with retailers, workplaces and local councils within Australia. Read more

ANU study finds 100% renewable energy is Australia's cheapest option

ANU study finds 100% renewable energy is Australia’s cheapest option

Led by ANU’s Andrew Blakers, Bin Lu and Matthew Stocks, the study suggests that with most of Australia’s current fleet of coal generators due to retire before 2030, a mix of solar PV and wind energy that is supported by pumped hydro storage would be the cheapest option for the country moving forward.

According to ANU lead researcher Professor Andrew Blakers, the zero-emissions grid would mainly rely on wind and solar PV technology, with support from pumped hydro storage, and would eliminate Australia’s need for coal and gas-fired power. Read more

Green buildings produce workplace benefits

Green buildings produce workplace benefits

The study, known as the COGfx Study, was conducted by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and SUNY Upstate Medical and built on previous research conducted in 2015.

It found significantly higher cognitive function test scores for office workers in a simulated green building environment with better ventilation compared to a conventional building environment.

In addition, the findings showed that working in green-certified buildings results in fewer sick building symptoms and improves sleep quality. Read more