The task of hosting the Olympic games can be a huge economic benefit for the chosen country. However, in the past some towns have built huge infrastructures to support the games only for them to become ghost towns afterwards.
The games are one of the worlds most televised events and Tokyo is using the opportunity to showcase innovative ideas that promote a circular economy. Read on to see how...
Solving plastic pollution requires a combination of stopping plastic waste at its source and cleaning up all of the plastic that exists in our environment. Find out how The Ocean Cleanup plans to clean a football field worth of ocean every 15 seconds...
The legends at Young Henry's brewery have teamed up with talented scientists from the University of Technology Sydney Climate Change Cluster (C3) to make brewing craft beer more carbon neutral.
The Sustainable Salons Initiative has worked out how to help salons level up their sustainability by collecting and repurposing their leftover hair, metal, paper, ponytails, chemicals, cardboard, glass, tools, plastic waste and more. Salons that partner with them are able to divert 95% of their waste from landfill. Keep on reading to find out what they turn this 'waste' into! Read More
Composting and worm farming is an effective way to reduce your households contribution to landfill and emissions. The Brisbane City Council is offering an attractive rebate for those looking to embrace composting life! Read More
Some beaches in NSW have up to 1,000 microplastics per square metre. Yikes!
In an effort to significantly reduce this number New South Whales has finally come to the party and decided to stop plastic waste at its source! Read on to see which single-use plastics have been banned by each Australian state and territory and how many microplastics are being found on your local beaches.
According to the Carbon Majors database... Shell was the 9th biggest polluter in the world from 1988-2015 and is responsible for roughly 1% of global emissions produced each year.
The Hague court has ordered Shell to cut its worldwide carbon emissions by 45% by 2030 in comparison to its 2019 levels. Read more on how they have violated their duty of care, the response from Shell's CEO Ben van Beurden, and what we can do on an individual level to boost the deman...
Leonardo DiCaprio and a group of environmental foundations have announced that they will put $43 million towards a mass conservation project to re-wild the Galapagos Islands. Here's what's involved... Read More
Want to feel good whilst drinking your Friday cocktail!? The RE is a Sydney bar working to start conversations about waste and normalise the thought of a circular food and beverage industry, they even have cocktails made from food waste!!
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