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Coles and Woolworths ordered to dump more than 5,200 tonnes of recycled soft plastic in landfill
NSW environment officials alert Fire and Rescue over concerns plastic is being stored dangerously following suspension of the REDcycle scheme

Henry Belot

03, Feb, 2023 @7:13 AM

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Design news: meet the ‘shellmet’ plus Ikea’s new range and women in design
Waste shells turned into helmets, vintage giant Beyond Retro’s new range and Taschen swaps art books for artworks

Alice Fisher

24, Jan, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Plastic bottle deposit return scheme finally looks set to start in England
Campaigners say long delay is adding to pollution and not including glass will break manifesto pledge

Sandra Laville Environment correspondent

19, Jan, 2023 @3:25 PM

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Cabbage-growing experiment shows human waste can be good to use as fertiliser
Scientists say yields from crops fertilised with recycled human waste rival those produced by organic methods

Phoebe Weston

18, Jan, 2023 @9:33 AM

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‘Vin in a tin’: Waitrose cans mini wine bottles in carbon-cutting measure
Supermarket’s switch from glass to aluminium cans expected to halve carbon footprint per drink

Sarah Butler

10, Jan, 2023 @5:29 PM

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A six-pack of sauvignon: could canned wine help save the planet?
Wine poured – or sipped – from cans is gaining in popularity, and drastically reducing emissions from the industry

Francesca Carington

09, Jan, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Running in circles: the race to create a recyclable sneaker
From trainers available only via subscription to kicks made out of coconut husk, designing a shoe that won’t end up in landfill is proving to be a marathon

Lucianne Tonti

04, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Thanks, Simon, for inspiring me to strive for greater immaturity | Brief letters
Brief letters: Making the most of a midlife crisis | Washing up the French way | Clever cronyism | Solving bicycle thefts | Marmalade season

02, Jan, 2023 @5:32 PM

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The best way to get rid of your Christmas tree? Just eat it
Pickled veg, herb tea, vinegar, even flavoured gin … an organic tree has many uses once the baubles are banished

Miranda Bryant

31, Dec, 2022 @1:01 PM

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Who dares bins? Councils in England use ex-SAS soldiers to catch fly-tippers
Former special forces personnel are being deployed to ‘hide in the undergrowth’ and catch criminal gangs dumping dangerous waste

Mark Townsend

31, Dec, 2022 @12:33 PM

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It’s that fantastic, plastic time of year – and now we can’t recycle it | Jess Harwood
Everything is plastic, or it’s wrapped in plastic!

Jess Harwood

30, Dec, 2022 @1:36 AM

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Thousands of tonnes of recycling to be transported interstate after fire at ACT processing facility
Materials Recovery Facility near Canberra had processed 60,000 tonnes of waste a year which will be moved to other capital cities

Lisa Cox

29, Dec, 2022 @2:26 AM

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