Only one positive asbestos result has been returned from 23 waste facilities and landscape businesses after concerns of an outbreak in Queensland's southeast.
The satin bowerbird's obsession with the colour blue can sometimes be deadly but a change in milk packaging could help save the showy bird.
A pasty-looking caterpillar with a healthy appetite for plastic is exciting researchers with its ability to break down problematic waste such as polyurethane.
Waste rules will be imposed on the packaging industry after the dismal failure of voluntary targets aimed at slashing landfill.
Australia's fashion industry has been given an ultimatum: back a new voluntary levy to deal with the mountains of waste it produces or have one forced upon it.
Australia's packaging industry will be forced to clean up its act with work underway on new regulations after voluntary reforms failed dismally.
An Australian company has made a breakthrough in the race to recycle the world's wardrobe - a hungry enzyme that breaks down the plastic in our clothes.
Waste collection workers across parts of Victoria and Sydney will walk off the job on Wednesday over lost overtime, extended rosters and safety issues.
Coles says its decision to phase out soft-plastic shopping bags nationwide will remove 230 million of them from circulation within a year.
Coles and Woolworths have until May 12 to move high-risk soft plastic stockpiles from warehouses across NSW after environmental authorities denied an extension.
Cleanaway truck drivers are striking for 24-hours, affecting garbage collection in parts of Sydney and Canberra with workers concerned about pay and conditions.
Scientists believe they'll find a family of toxic, so-called "forever chemicals" in next-generation food packaging used in Australia.
As aged care homes nationwide struggle to manage incontinence pad waste, an Australia-first trial has propped an oxgyen-less oven as the solution.
Scientists say humans are suffering untold harm from plastics, ranging from cancer and reproductive damage to the loss of intelligence that defines humanity.
A company trusted by the government to manage biosecurity risks won't be named despite the illegal dumping of hundreds of kilos of imported meat products.
As Australia transitions to a circular economy, more and more niche recycling programs are popping up and shoes are no exception.
Aussies are among the top consumers of bottled water globally and we are paying the most for it, a new UN report shows.
Pet owners are turning to eco-friendly methods to dispose of pet poo in an effort to minimise the environmental cost of picking up after our furry friends.
Coles and Woolworths have offered to deal with mountains of soft plastic stockpiled by a failed recycling scheme amid a push to have it wound up.
A second state has banned the release of helium balloons, with others urged to follow suit and end the devastating toll they take on wildlife.
An annual report that details what clean-up volunteers are finding in the environment is further proof that Australia's plastics crisis is worsening.
Striking garbage workers have left 35,000 bins uncollected in inner-Sydney, wreaking havoc on residents' sense of smell and hygiene.
The catastrophic failure of Australia's soft plastics recycling scheme shocked customers. Months on, the mess is unfolding as a fight brews over the clean up.
The world's plastics crisis continues to worsen as manufacturers pump out vast amounts of new, single-use items and shun more costly recycling, a report says.
Adelaide's rivers and creeks are acting as conveyor belts for microplastic pollution and fast fashion could be a big part of the problem, a study has found.
About 3000 tonnes of soft plastics have been discovered in six Melbourne warehouses after the REDcycle recycling program was halted a month ago.
Going solar or upgrading an old rooftop system may slash power bills and cut emissions, but Aussies won't help to save the world if panels end up as landfill.
Australian entrepreneur Mike Smith has built a new pyramid for Egypt and hopes the fetid structure made from rubbish will boost the war on single-use plastics.
Australian researchers have discovered viruses can get a free ride by latching onto tiny particles of plastic regularly taken in by humans.
Environment ministers are under pressure to expand container deposit schemes and eliminate baffling rules about what's in and what's out.
A study of food waste in Australia has found the practice persists even among those who aim for a sustainable lifestyle.