Tag: recycling

5 mistakes to avoid when you move house

Found your new home? Moving to a new house is exciting but can be stressful if left...

Recycling plastic bottles is good, but reusing them is better

Plastic packaging, most of which is for food and beverages, is the fastest growing category of plastic use.

No Australian city has a long-term vision for living sustainably –...

The expanding ecological footprints of the large cities have created unsustainable demands on land to support urban dwellers. And the wastes the cities produce are straining the capacity of the environment to handle these.

Involving kids in making schools sustainable spreads the message beyond the...

The recent student-led climate protests reflect the need for schools to provide opportunities to nurture their students’ global, environmentally conscious minds.

Molten lava to cobbled laneways: How bluestone shaped Melbourne’s identity

Stephanie Trigg, Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor of English Literature, University of Melbourne This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read...

How to have yourself a plastic-free Christmas

Research shows that waste can double during the Christmas period, and most of it is plastic from gift wrapping and packaging. The British, for example, go through more...

Five ways to reduce waste (and save money) on your home...

On average, renovating a home generates far more waste than building a new one from scratch. Via The Conversation - By Deepika Mathur (Researcher in sustainable architecture, Charles Darwin...

How to recycle old wine corks into cute mini planters

Have you amassed an extensive collection of wine corks? Instead of throwing them out, why not upcycle them into miniature planters to add some greenery...

This Utopian Village Produces its Own Food and Energy

James Ehrlich, founder of ReGen Villages, commissioned Danish architectural firm EFFEKT to envision a future where self-sustaining communities could produce their own food and...