At a conservative estimate, people around the world are consuming a credit card's-worth of microplastic every week, according to a new study.
From nets that catch litter coming out of storm drains to roads made of recycled rubbish, some small West Australian councils are attracting global attention for their environmental ideas.
A regional New South Wales town is set to become a major player in oil production and the renewable fuels market with a plant using world-first technology to recycle thousands of used tyres a year.
The recycling industry says it is ready to capitalise on election promises made by the Morrison Government to tackle Australia's waste crisis, but is warning they only address half the problem.
The owner of a beachside cafe has come up with a waste-busting idea to swap buckets of rubbish for a scoop of gelato.
Illegal recycling of plastic waste often smuggled from Australia, the US and the UK into Malaysia causes environmental and health hazards, the country's Environment Minister says as she leads the fight to return the waste to its source.
In a backyard shed, artist Kerrie Taylor makes jewellery out of cutlery.
Can you imagine a place where you burn used cars and push them off a cliff into pristine waters? The Norfolk Island community is looking for ways around this.
A pilot plant is set to use the power of poo — or, technically, biogas from human waste — to store and deliver cheap, renewable energy.
A ban on sending waste to China for recycling has seen Indonesia become one of the largest destinations for Australia's waste paper and plastic, with human faeces, nappies and sanitary pads allegedly among the exported rubbish.