From The Guardian, 26 June 2018: “Did you put the recycling out?” It’s a phrase regularly recited in millions of households across Australia, followed by a hollow rumble as the yellow-lidded wheelie bin is hauled to the kerb. It’s a ritual that, in one form or another, takes place in more than 90% of Australian … Continue reading Waste crisis: where’s your recycling going now?
From BBC Future, 18 October 2016: A diamond-encrusted iPhone can set you back $95m – but if this piece of i-bling is a little out of your price range, don’t feel despondent. Every smartphone contains precious metals including gold, silver, copper, platinum and palladium. This is more than just an amusing detail about the device … Continue reading Your old phone is full of untapped precious metals
We lived in a world of waste. Vast amounts of limited resources are discarded into landfill each day, representing a loss that can never be recouped. But what if all this waste could instead be turned into opportunity? In its brilliant documentary Waste Not, the Total Environment Centre explores what we waste, how we waste … Continue reading Waste Not – a film by the Total Environment Centre
From ABC Environment, 21 June 2010: Under our noses, our bottoms, in our garbage bins, on our streets and in our landfills is waste. Lots of it. But for some very lateral-thinking entrepreneurs, finding the waste, meant finding an opportunity to make money. The 10 ideas that follow are no simple cash-a-can exchange scheme, however. … Continue reading Waste to wonderful