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Cafe owner concerned power price hikes could force coffee cost to $10 a cup

ABC Science - Tue 13 Jun 23

The hospitality and agricultural industries in regional Queensland are bracing for impact with electricity bills expected to surge by nearly 30 per cent next month. 

Building activity produces 18% of emissions and a shocking 40% of our landfill waste

Phys.org - Tue 6 Jun 23

Architecture, engineering and construction employ 1.2 million people in Australia and account for 9% of GDP. But our biggest services sector also produces roughly 40% of landfill waste and accounts ...

Researchers offer new guide to the future of plastics

Phys.org - Fri 2 Jun 23

How does a future-proof, circular and sustainable plastics economy look like? The answer is a balance ranging from plastics reduction to a sustainable use of recyclable plastics. After all, ...

New guide to the future of plastics , idw-online - Fri 2 Jun 23

AI-based technique capable of determining the monomeric sequence of a polymer, for plastic recycling

Phys.org - Fri 2 Jun 23

The National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) has developed an AI-based mass spectrometric technique capable of determining the monomeric sequence of a polymer. This technique may be useful ...

Development of an AI-based mass spectrometric technique capable of determining the monomeric sequence of a polymer, Eurekalert - Fri 2 Jun 23

Biodegradable plastic in clothing doesn't break down nearly as quickly as hoped—new research

Phys.org - Sat 27 May 23

Plastic pollution has emerged as one of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time. Over 100 million tons of plastic enters the environment each year, with more than 10 million tons ...

Common compostable plastic fails to break down after a year at sea

Newscientist - Wed 24 May 23

A leading "bioplastic" used in single-use cups and containers degrades in the ocean just as slowly as the oil-based stuff, and must be broken down in commercial facilities to be composted

New study finds bio-based plastic and plastic-blend textiles do not biodegrade in the ocean

Phys.org - Wed 24 May 23

Plastic pollution is seemingly omnipresent in society, and while plastic bags, cups, and bottles may first come to mind, plastics are also increasingly used to make clothing, rugs, and other ...

Not so biodegradable: new study finds bio-based plastic and plastic-blend textiles do not biodegrade in the ocean, Scienmag - Wed 24 May 23

Coral slime, burning trees – and hope: Earth Photo 2023 shortlist – in pictures

The Guardian - Thu 8 Jun 23

From sustainable fisheries to toxic battery waste, these images were chosen because they tell a compelling story about the state of our planet Continue reading...

Walmart to drop plastic mailers, let customers bring their own bags to order pickup

TechCrunch - Thu 1 Jun 23

Walmart announced this morning it will be reducing plastic across its e-commerce operations in a number of ways, including shifting from plastic mailers to recyclable paper bag mailers and allowing ...

Most Biodegradable Plastics Don’t Reliably Break Down in the Ocean, Study Finds

Extremetech - Thu 25 May 23

So much for that particular solution to the plastic straw debacle.

Consumption of microplastics can’t be avoided, and they damage gut health

Earth.com - Wed 24 May 23

Biodegradable plastic materials do not biodegrade in the ocean, Earth.com - Wed 24 May 23
MTC participating in EoLO-HUBS to bring circularity to end of life wind turbine blades, The Engineer - Tue 6 Jun 23
Mass Spec and AI Team Up To Determine Monomeric Polymer Sequences, Technology Networks - Mon 5 Jun 23
Dirty Diapers Can Replace Construction Materials in Building Affordable Housing, Study Says, The Science Times - Wed 24 May 23
AgForce examines state budget, Mirage News - Sun 18 Jun 23
AgForce Nears Populating Policy Committees, Mirage News - Sun 18 Jun 23
South Australian Budget mixed bag for businesses, Mirage News - Thu 15 Jun 23
Retailers welcome cost-of living relief in SA Budget, Mirage News - Thu 15 Jun 23
Retailers offer special deals to first responders on June 29, Mirage News - Mon 12 Jun 23
New National Packaging Standards Promise Step towards Circular Economy, Mirage News - Fri 9 Jun 23
Environment Ministers step in to cut packaging waste, Mirage News - Fri 9 Jun 23
Biodegradable bags to revolutionise mushroom farming, Mirage News - Thu 8 Jun 23
Commission Recommends Actions to Boost Recycling in 18 Member States, Mirage News - Thu 8 Jun 23
Retail Crime Severity Requires Urgent Action, Mirage News - Thu 8 Jun 23
Martogg finds circular solution for plastic bottles, Mirage News - Thu 8 Jun 23
Building Activity Contributes 18% of Emissions and 40% of Landfill Waste: Circular Economy Solution, Mirage News - Mon 5 Jun 23
Plastic Free July: small steps make big impact!, Mirage News - Mon 5 Jun 23
Coles Grants $3.6M to Aussie Producers for Innovation & Sustainability, Mirage News - Mon 5 Jun 23
Recycling marine plastics to save wildlife, Mirage News - Sun 4 Jun 23
Opposition Calls On Government To Beat Plastic Pollution, Mirage News - Sun 4 Jun 23
Coles Teams Up with Planet Ark to Tackle Recycling and Waste, Mirage News - Sun 4 Jun 23
New tech tackles plastic farm waste, Mirage News - Wed 31 May 23
New Textile Recycling Points Set Up at Bendigo Transfer Stations, Mirage News - Tue 30 May 23
New Study Shows Bio-Based Plastics Don’t Biodegrade in Ocean, Mirage News - Wed 24 May 23
Compostable plastic fails to degrade in ocean, Mirage News - Wed 24 May 23

Yikes: Biodegradable Plastic Doesn't Actually Break Down in the Ocean

Gizmodo - Wed 24 May 23

It’s tempting to think of purchasing plastic cups labeled as compostable or using plastic cutlery made of biodegradable materials as a better choice for the environment—but there are a lot ...

3D Printing With Recycled Coffee Pods

Forbes - Wed 24 May 23

Researchers found a way to turn recycled coffee pods into 3D-printed conductive materials that can be used to create caffeine sensors as part of a circular economy.

Word Environment Day: A look at organisations in Visakhapatnam striving to protect the planet

The Hindu - Thu 1 Jun 23

Ahead of World Environment Day, a look at three organisations in Andhra Pradesh that are striving to protect the planet

Not so biodegradable: Bio-based plastic and plastic-blend textiles do not biodegrade in the ocean

ScienceDaily - Wed 24 May 23

A new study tracked the ability of natural, synthetic, and blended fabrics to biodegrade directly in the ocean.

A popular compostable plastic doesn’t break down in the ocean

Scienmag - Wed 24 May 23

A widely used compostable plastic persists unchanged in marine environments for at least 14 months, according to a new study in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Sarah-Jeanne Royer and colleagues ...

A popular compostable plastic doesn’t break down in the ocean, Eurekalert - Wed 24 May 23

Not so biodegradable: new study finds bio-based plastic and plastic-blend textiles do not biodegrade in the ocean

Eurekalert - Wed 24 May 23

A new study from UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography, published May 24 in the journal PLOS One, for the first time tracked the ability of natural, synthetic, and blended fabrics ...