Straws and bags are among the items in the firing line.
Two Sydney-based entrepreneurs have launched a plastic packaging alternative they hope will make sustainability more accessible to Australian businesses.
Former chief scientist Alan Finkel says Australia must get to net zero emissions as soon as possible, laying down a pathway to reach the target by 2050.
WA’s new Environment Minister has ‘recused herself’ from decision making regarding two major mining projects because of a potential conflict of interest involving her step-father.
Victoria's environmental regulator has been notified AGL no longer wishes to proceed with a plan to build a floating gas import terminal in Western Port.
The Prime Minister has been inching his way towards a net zero emissions target for 2050, but scientists say the climate is in crisis and action needs to be drastic, and immediate.
Airborne microplastics have become so widespread that humans are breathing, drinking and eating them on a daily basis, with fears they could cause cancers.
The design of Victoria's container deposit scheme has been revealed ahead of a 2023 rollout, with people to receive 10 cents for each can, carton and bottle.
The South Australian government has opted to use quarry sand to replenish an Adelaide beach after years of erosion.
Natural disasters are hitting Aussie homes with more frequency and intensity than ever. But we’re more concerned with getting a nice new kitchen than making our houses more resilient.
Victoria's environmental regulator has approved a revised plan for another potential dumping ground of toxic soil from the trouble-plagued West Gate Tunnel.
The increasing threat rising sea levels pose to coastal communities and infrastructure in low lying areas has been revealed, with our reliance on sea walls and breakwaters increasingly unsustainable.
While Andrew Forrest has vowed Fortescue Metals Group will be carbon neutral by 2030, his shellfish production has already met this milestone.
Marine life is in danger from the widespread use of illegal driftnets in one of the world's most ecologically vulnerable fishing grounds, Greenpeace says.
Farmers are worried that a proposal for a new Galilee Basin gas pipeline will lead to the "industrialisation" of the region and impact more than 300 families.
There is good reason why East Perth’s Eastbrook Village is arguably the first apartment complex to retrofit a solar system.
With the northern bushfire season fast approaching, the Top End is ramping up its attack on an invasive grass that burns 10 times hotter than native species.
Malcolm Turnbull has been dumped from a new job heading a NSW government climate board, after what he's described as a right-wing media vendetta against him.
BHP has reportedly been ordered to undertake remediation works at a mine in the Pilbara following the discovery of dangerous chemicals in groundwater that could pose a risk to workers’ health.
The greater glider population in the NSW Blue Mountains has more than halved after the 2019-20 bushfire season and prolonged drought and heatwaves.
WA farmers are set to pocket at least $80 million in carbon credits, thanks to a new Perth-based company which rewards them for storing carbon.
Prince William has said the next decade will be ‘one of our greatest ever tests’, and that humanity needs to reset its relationship with nature.
Tess de la Mare
They may sound like a character from a Disney film, but these nasty little pellets — which form the basis of pretty much anything made of plastic — are anything but sweet.
Ben HarveyChief Reporter
Experts are trying to save the Great Barrier Reef as Australia may face the effects of three degrees of global warming in the future.
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