The Australian Federal Government is finally hearing our voices and stepping up to make a difference. They've announced their first National Plastics Plan that sets clear targets over the next 10 years to reduce unnecessary plastics and improve our recycling processes. In this blog we'll outline the 5 main actions inside the plan. Read More
Worldwide, roughly 14,000 tonnes of sunscreen enter the ocean each year.
On January 1st, 2021, Hawaii's law on banning the sale and distribution of sunscreen containing toxic ingredients of oxybenzone and octinoxate went into effect. A major win for the health of the reef, marine life, and humans!
Scientists from James Cook University have discovered a 500m tall detached coral reef in the Great Barrier Reef. They were abroad the Schmidt Ocean Institute's research vessel during a 12-month exploration of Australian oceans. The first reef to be discovered in 120 years! Read More
The cargo shipping industry is responsible for roughly 2% of global greenhouse gas emissions. This is why Wallenius Marine, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and SSPA have collaborated to build the 'Oceanbird'. A wind-powered cargo vessel that reduces emissions by 90%. Read More
Food production is responsible for a quarter of global carbon emissions. Climate Store by Felix, is a grocery store in Sweden that prices products based on environmental footprint. The higher the CO2 emissions produced throughout the supply chain, the higher the price!
Before more questions flood your mind ha ha. Let's just make it clear that the car doesn't run directly off poo...It is an electric car that runs off power that is generated from human waste at the Oxley Creek Resource Recovery Centre.
According to the International Energy Agency's 2020 World Energy Outlook report, electricity produced by solar panels is cheaper than coal or natural gas alternatives in most major countries! Price was seen as a major downfall for renewables in the past so t...
In Toronto, the majority of highrise residents only divert 27% of their waste away from landfills. This is less than half (65%) for those that live in houses. A building with more than 1000 residents is kicking this statistic to the curb! It has managed to divert 85% of its waste to recycling and composting instead of landfill. Read More
Research shows that over 1/3 of food waste occurs at household level with majority heading to landfill. This means that on average each Aussie household wastes $2,200-3,800 on food each year, also seen as 298kg per person. There are so many steps we can take at an individual level...
In the spirit of Australian wildlife week we wanted to acknowledge and encourage you to watch David Attenborough's film 'A life on our planet', also known as his 'witness statement' and vision of the future. Read More
On many Central American Beaches, poachers destroy more than 90% of sea turtle nests to sell eggs through the illegal wildlife trade. Scientists are going undercover to save endangered baby sea turtles with a goal of dismantling egg trafficking locally and internationally. Read More
PlastiPhalt is a game changing product in sustainable road development that recycles soft plastics, glass bottles, printer cartridges, and even plastic from old cars to create a bitumen-like formula. It was created in collaboration by Downer Group, Close the Loop, and the Red Group. Read More