Recycling issue brewing in George Clooney's Nespresso campaign


Neil McMahon In marketing terms it's a match made in moneymaking heaven - but George Clooney, king of cool turned emperor of the coffee-pod people, may be serving up a less-than-perfect brew as a caffeine...

Sex toys a no go for Canberra recycling, but sphygmomanometer OK

Georgina Connery Can I dump my old sex toys in the recycling bin? What about my credit cards or my sphygmomanometer?

Greenpeace, Coke's 'recycling war' spills into Google

A crushed Coke can.

Peter Hannam The 'recycling wars' between Coca-Cola and Greenpeace have spilt into cyberspace, with the beverage giant snagging the top advertising slot for searches of the environmental group's name.

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US water stresses lift recycling support: survey


The majority of Americans polled support re-using water to help protect the environment and stem scarcity issues forecast for 36 US states next year, according to a General Electric consumer survey.

Recycling goods 'put in with rest'

Louise Hall STATE POLITICS A COMPANY controversially awarded the contract to collect rubbish in the City of Sydney has been accused of contaminating material put out for recycling by putting it in the same truck as general...

Wastewater to get a second life under city recycling plan

Aaron Cook Turn on a tap for a drink, water a garden, or flush a toilet in inner Sydney and the water you use is probably all of the same quality.

Canny recycling scheme offers $168m saving

Ben Cubby and Melissa Singer A national recycling scheme for cans and bottles would save the NSW public $168 million a year, according to an independent study using data from a secret federal government report.

Secret plan for recycling levy on bottles, cans


Ben Cubby, Environment Reporter The price of a can of Coca-Cola could rise by 15 cents and a case of beer by $4 under changes to recycling laws recommended in a secret report.

Microchips, recycling ramped up to cut waste

MATTHEW BENNS LOCAL councils are microchipping bins, reducing bin sizes, putting up fees and cutting collections in a bid to get households to dramatically reduce waste.

Wild weather rocks Sydney: One dead, two hit by lightning


Alexandra Back, Emma Partridge, Peter Hannam Wild weather rocked Sydney on Monday and left one man drowned, two struck by lightning and at least six people trapped in their cars on flooded streets.

Tyre crackdown finds widespread ignorance of waste-handling laws


Peter Hannam A crackdown on NSW tyre retailers found half the outlets inspected were unaware of their responsibility to ensure used tyres were handled by legal operators.

Retailers unaware of responsibilities for toxic tyres

Peter Hannam A crackdown on NSW tyre retailers found half of those inspected were unaware of their responsibility to ensure used tyres were handled by legal operators.

Oil slick danger from tyres in fire


Peter Hannam An official crackdown has begun on the illegal storage and disposal of tyres in NSW - about a week too late to prevent a huge toxic fire and oil slick in Sydney's south-west.

NSW to lead crackdown on illegal tyre dumping


Peter Hannam NSW will lead a crackdown on illegal tyre dumping, as a tyre dump site in Sydney's west - part-owned by business identity Ron Medich - was slapped with a clean-up order.

Stawell dump may contain 9 million tyres

The Stawell tyre dump

Peter Hannam A massive tyre dump in Victoria’s west is at the centre of talks between the government and a recycling company.

Tyre fire firm Carbon Polymers facing investigations and closing site

Eco Drive Tyres at Station Rd.

Peter Hannam Four weeks after a fire almost gutted a tyre dump in Sydney's west, the company part-owned by accused murderer Ron Medich faces expulsion from the site and investigations from the authorities.

Burning rubber: the deadly dumps

Peter Hannam A couple of hot Sundays ago, as a grassfire lit by a discarded cigarette incinerated 47 cars in an Olympic Park car park, a blaze with a quite different threat was sparking 20 kilometres to the west...

Environment: Call to improve state's health


Tom Arup Victoria should overhaul its energy supply and change its approach to planned burns as part of efforts to stop worrying declines in the state's environmental health.

Tipping point: incentives help win war on landfill

James Turnell

Julie Power It smells earthy at the Armidale dump, a mountain of rubbish built bag by bag over 50 years by the city's 25,000 residents.

PIN-protected bins: how city will clean up eyesore

smh news: supplied image. Nicole Hsham bins story. Royston street

Nicole Hasham If you needed confirmation Sydney is getting too cramped for comfort, take a look at Royston Street, Darlinghurst, where officials have been forced to find a novel solution to the problem of...