Georgina Connery Can I dump my old sex toys in the recycling bin? What about my credit cards or my sphygmomanometer?
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Peter Hannam A massive tyre dump in Victoria’s west is at the centre of talks between the government and a recycling company.
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.
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...
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.
Jason Dowling It is inevitable that Australians will be drinking recycled effluent in coming decades, the lead author of a scientific report launched on Wednesday says.
Sarah Whyte A split has emerged at Keep Australia Beautiful on whether to support the cash-for-cans recycling proposal, despite its national organisation lobbying against it with Coca-Cola.
Sarah Whyte Keep Australia Beautiful, one of Australia's most trusted environment groups, is lobbying governments to oppose a bottle and can recycling scheme, while being funded by Coca-Cola.
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...
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.
Peter Hannam Australia's rush to acquire airconditioners and fridges is creating a greenhouse gas time bomb, which the Greens and environmental groups say existing regulations, including the carbon tax, are ill...