As the recent annual International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) brought thousands of volunteers to the coasts, mobile phone applications were used to help volunteers with their widespread efforts to better understand the nature of marine debris.
Queensland's government banned plastic bags and introduced a container deposit scheme on Tuesday. The move was widely welcomed, but shines a glaring spotlight on New South Wales and Victoria, the only remaining states with no plastic bag policy.
Lili Fuhr and Nils Simon –
Plastic pollution is one of the biggest challenges facing the world today, but no one country or organisation can solve it alone. To address this, sustainability experts Lili Fuhr and Nils Simon make the case for a global plastics treaty.
Ian MacKenzie –
If recycling was run as a lottery scheme, would that encourage more people to recycle than a container refund scheme? The University of Queensland's Ian MacKenzie says we should take the gamble.
Plastic is a versatile, cheap material for toy manufacturing, but if done wrong,it can be harmful to the environment and users. Green Dot communications manager Kevin Ireland explores how toymakers are switching to sustainable plastics.
Plastic is increasingly seen as the 'workhorse material' of the modern economy, but its wasteful use is linked to environmental problems and economic losses. Dame Ellen MacArthur, founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation rethinks how we use the ubiquitous material.
Biofuels are becoming big policy and big business as countries around the world look to decrease petroleum dependence, reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the transportation sector, and support agricultural ...
Castor is an important non-edible oilseed crop of the family Euphorbiaceae with great utilitarian value in industry, agriculture and pharmaceutical sectors. The presence of hydroxyl group and double bonds in ...