Issue date : Wed 21 August, 2019
Estimated Reading Time : 04 Min 55 Seconds
Number of items : 58
Climate failures cost us: ALP election review
The Australian
Wed 21 August, 2019
Bill Shorten’s Labor Party failed a basic test of politics by not articulating to voters who would pay for its climate change policies, how much they would cost and the ­impact on the economy.
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SKM owe $100 million in debts to creditors, receiver reveals
The Age
Wed 21 August, 2019
Failed recycling giant SKM has amassed $100 million in debts with one creditor alone owed more than $60 million, the company’s newly appointed receiver has revealed.
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The Brisbane Times
The Sydney Morning Herald
WAToday
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The Herald Sun
Victorian recycling giant SKM enters receivership with extraordinary debt
The Advertiser
The Daily Telegraph
The Geelong Advertiser
The Gold Coast Bulletin
9 News
SKM recycling collapses with $100m debt
7 News
The Canberra Times
The Australian
SKM collapses with $100m in debt as Victoria's garbage crises deepens
The Australian Financial Review
Recycling business SKM placed in receivership
Climate explained: why we need to cut emissions as well as prepare for impacts
The Conversation
Wed 21 August, 2019
To argue that we should not act to reduce emissions because it is not in our interests to make a contribution to global mitigation is ultimately self-defeating. It would be to put short-term self-interest first, rather than considering both our long-term interests and those of the wider global community.
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Diabetes devastating the Pacific, not sea level scares
The Australian Financial Review
Wed 21 August, 2019
The focus of much of the media coverage of last week's Pacific Leader’s Forum has been on climate change risk and how other countries in the neighbouring region, such as Australia with its large fossil-fuel sector, should respond. But what is largely ignored is whether climate change really is the greatest threat to Pacific island nations.
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When it comes to coal, Australia has transitioned away from economics and common sense
The Guardian
Wed 21 August, 2019
Australia isn’t transitioning away from extracting fossil fuels, it is doubling down on them. That’s right – even though Australia is already the third largest fossil fuel exporter in the world, the federal government still wants to double our coal exports, drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight and open more farmland to fracking.
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Labor confusion over coal alienates its working base
The Australian
Wed 21 August, 2019
In attempting to depict Scott Morrison’s Pacific step-up as a “stuff-up” over climate change, acting Labor leader Richard Marles has further alienated the opposition from its traditional base and from swinging voters in marginal seats.
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Murray Darling Basin plan a fantasy, says dairy farmer
The Weekly Times
Wed 21 August, 2019
THE fairytale continues. And it came to pass that unbeknown to King ScoMo, and the wicked Kings Turnbull and Howard, treachery had been committed. Prince Albert and Princess Alexandrina had hatched a pirate plan to rob Dairy Queen of her luxuriant abundant pasture by claiming their environment was more important than Dairy Queen’s despite the environmental delivery cost, collateral social damage and the insatiable appetite of the water dragon pirate.
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‘Flight shame’: A potential headwind for airlines in Europe
Yahoo News
Wed 21 August, 2019
BERLIN - Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old climate change activist from Sweden, is crossing the Atlantic in a sailing vessel because she refuses to fly. Thunberg’s choice — she hasn’t flown since 2015 — highlights a rising headwind for the airline industry: “Flygskam,” which is Swedish for “flight shame.”
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IAG urged to take strong action on climate change
Insurance Business
Wed 21 August, 2019
Insurance Australia Group (IAG) has been urged to set targets to reduce its investment in coal, oil, and gas, in line with the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees.
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Adani refuses to bow to climate activists
News.com.au
Wed 21 August, 2019
An engineering firm has dumped Adani after being targeted by climate activists, but the mining giant has vowed the Carmichael mine will go ahead.
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7 News
9 News
Perthnow
The Australian
The Canberra Times
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The Newcastle Herald
The West Australian
Yahoo News
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Sustainability at core of bulk oil business
Food & Beverage
Wed 21 August, 2019
While food safety is first and foremost a priority, conscientious consumers are increasingly calling for products that also meet rigorous environmental standards.
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Amcor unveils $740 million share buyback after 'transformative year'
The Sydney Morning Herald
Wed 21 August, 2019
Amcor said the remaining $US50 million of proceeds from the divestments would be used to accelerate the company's "sustainability agenda", which includes a goal that by 2025 all of its packaging will be reusable or recyclable.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Coles signs long-term contract for electricity from three new solar farms
The Guardian
Wed 21 August, 2019
Supermarket giant Coles has signed a long-term contract to get electricity from three new solar farms, the latest in a series of companies that have turned to renewable energy to lower power bills.
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Tweets from the park aren’t all from the birds
Cosmos
Wed 21 August, 2019
Recent studies have shown how green spaces have a positive effect on our mental health, and now social media has provided more immediate proof.
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More than 2,300 tigers killed and trafficked this century: report
Yahoo News
Wed 21 August, 2019
More than 2,300 endangered tigers have been killed and illegally trafficked since the turn of the century, according to a report published Tuesday, urging more action to protect the giant cats.
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Residents return home as Canary Islands blaze weakens
Yahoo News
Wed 21 August, 2019
Residents forced from their homes when a devastating wildfire erupted on the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria began returning Tuesday, although firefighters were still battling to contain the blaze, officials said.
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How to make money from your wastewater
Food & Beverage
Wed 21 August, 2019
We often hear about innovation in the food industry as it relates to core business. Whether innovation is thought of as new product development, packaging design, or adoption of concepts like automation, the Internet of Things (IoT) or even blockchain, it is easy to focus on the glamorous, as opposed to the pragmatic aspects of future business.
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Hasbro to cut plastics in toy packaging
News.com.au
Wed 21 August, 2019
The toy maker Hasbro says it is introducing measures to ensure most of its packaging for its products is plastic-free by 2022.
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7 News
Perthnow
The Australian
The Gold Coast Bulletin
The West Australian
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Hub to transform battery waste into valuable materials
Manufacturers’ Monthly
Wed 21 August, 2019
A new research hub, led by UNSW professor Veena Sahajwalla, will investigate the recycling of battery and consumer wastes to create useful materials for manufacturers.
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Plastic made from the perfume of apples
Food Processing
Wed 21 August, 2019
A waste-free method of obtaining organic monomers is coming into being and it does not require high temperatures or expensive catalysts. It is the idea that a team of scientists from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPC PAS), led by Professor Juan Colmenares, is working on.
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Thunberg's voyage against hypocrisy
The Australian Financial Review
Tue 20 August, 2019
Greta's choice to endure discomfort conveys a timely message: those who recommend renunciation must lead by example.
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Recycling is all about being taken for a ride
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 20 August, 2019
Another day, another crisis. The crisis in kerbside recycling has been building since China effectively refused to take any more of our rubbish about 18 months ago. Then we sent it to other Asian countries, but now they’re jacking up, too.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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Climate policy vacuum boosting investor focus on low-carbon assets
Reneweconomy
Tue 20 August, 2019
Lumps of coal in federal parliament and dodgy emissions accounting have done little to dampen investor appetite for low-carbon opportunities in Australia, a new report from Investor Group on Climate Change has found.
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Adani coal mine: Global firm Aurecon cuts ties after climate change activists
The Courier Mail
Tue 20 August, 2019
Climate change activists have scored a major win in their fight against the controversial Adani mine, with a global engineering firm deciding to quit working with the company after being targeted by protests.
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NT News
The Daily Telegraph
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The Australian
Contractor washes its hands of Adani work
The Australian Financial Review
Aurecon dumps Adani after activist pressure
Forget profit, companies must work for greater good, say CEOs
The Australian
Tue 20 August, 2019
Modern corporations must promote the interests of all Americans rather than focus primarily on making money for shareholders, an influential group of chief executives has said.
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Schwarzenegger-backed start-up helps Australia wind farms duck negative prices
Reneweconomy
Tue 20 August, 2019
A California start-up backed by former California governor and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger has launched what it says is the first strategic bidding software backed by artificial intelligence in the world, which will help wind and solar farms dodge negative prices and will deliver a significant lift in revenue for battery storage.
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Crappy clean energy project scales up
ProBono Australia News
Tue 20 August, 2019
An Australian-Cambodian social enterprise turning manure into a clean source of energy for cooking has successfully launched a pay-as-you-go model, giving thousands more Cambodians access to the technology.
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New Zealand’s biggest embodied carbon sources and what to do about them
The Fifth Estate
Tue 20 August, 2019
Steel and concrete are New Zealand’s worst offenders when it comes to embodied carbon, together contributing more than half the carbon footprint of both residential and non-residential construction, according to a new report.
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Fashion retailers dip their toes into green buildings
The Fifth Estate
Tue 20 August, 2019
The world of fashion retailing isn’t known for its green building credentials but Australian brand Country Road is leading the way with the first five-star Green Star Design Review rating for a fashion store.
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NSW Court of Criminal Appeal ruling on asbestos waste case explained
Inside Waste
Tue 20 August, 2019
Legal consultants from NSW gave Inside Waste their view on a court ruling that affects waste and recycling operators in the state – particularly those dealing with construction and demolition (C&D) waste.
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Food manufacturing by‑products in demand for livestock feed
Food Processing
Tue 20 August, 2019
With Australian origins back to 1923, livestock feed company Castlegate James Australasia upcycles the by-products from food and beverage companies into livestock feeds for the dairy, cattle and sheep markets. With strong growth in demand for its products, the company is now seeking to purchase greater volumes of by-products from food manufacturers and establish new suppliers.
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'Rolling the dice': Sydney faces challenging fire season, charts show
The Sydney Morning Herald
Tue 20 August, 2019
The Sydney region will enter spring primed for large bushfires after its third dry winter in a row, with maps showing moisture levels are below those in the run-up to the blazing 2013 season.
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The Age
The Brisbane Times
WAToday
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