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Is Refurbished the Future of Consumer Tech?

Is Refurbished the Future of Consumer Tech?

By Stewart McGrenary, Director at iPad-Recycle At $10 billion, the refurbished market for consumer electronics is one of the largest in the tech space making it impossible to ignore. Moreover, with no signs of it slowing down any time soon, the refurbished tech may just be the future of consumer tech. Many consumers have come to...

These 185 Fashion Brands Are Against the Brutal Practice of Mulesing

These 185 Fashion Brands Are Against the Brutal Practice of Mulesing

Global animal welfare organisation FOUR PAWS has published a list of over 180 Australian and international textile brands that are opposed to the mulesing of lambs. Mulesing is practiced solely in Australia, as a quick and cheap way to prevent a condition called flystrike, despite having viable pain-free solutions available. Brands like Patagonia, H&M, Country...

Research Reveals Shocking Detail on How Australia’s Environmental Scientists Are Being Silenced

Research Reveals Shocking Detail on How Australia’s Environmental Scientists Are Being Silenced

Ecologists and conservation experts in government, industry and universities are routinely constrained in communicating scientific evidence on threatened species, mining, logging and other threats to the environment, our new research has found. Our study, just published, shows how important scientific information about environmental threats often does not reach the public or decision-makers, including government ministers....

We Each Get 7 Square Metres of Cropland Per Day. Too Much Booze and Pizza Makes Us Exceed It

We Each Get 7 Square Metres of Cropland Per Day. Too Much Booze and Pizza Makes Us Exceed It

Croplands are a valuable, yet scarce natural resource. To guard against serious and potentially irreversible environmental harm, croplands should not extend beyond 15% of the earth’s ice-free surface. Croplands are mainly used for food production. So it’s important to ask whether our diets are biting off more than our fair share. In recent research, we...

Whitewash on the Box: How a Lack of Diversity on Australian Television Damages Us All

Whitewash on the Box: How a Lack of Diversity on Australian Television Damages Us All

Australia prides itself on being a successful multicultural society. Yet Australian television does not reflect the make-up of the wider community. This in turn means many stories of multicultural Australians remain untold. An analysis by Deakin University, to be launched today, shows Australian television news and current affairs programs across all channels are overwhelmingly curated,...

Voices on the Road: New Documentary on Indigenous Rights and the Future of the Amazon

Voices on the Road: New Documentary on Indigenous Rights and the Future of the Amazon

On 13 August [today] a new documentary, Voices on the Road, will launch online worldwide, following a year of screenings at international film festivals such as Tampere Film Festival. The 23-minute documentary follows the building of a road that is quietly destroying a protected rainforest deep in the remote Peruvian Amazon, causing conflict, fear and...

If You’re Thinking of Leaving a Violent Partner, You Need a Financial Plan. This Toolkit Can Help

If You’re Thinking of Leaving a Violent Partner, You Need a Financial Plan. This Toolkit Can Help

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven a surge of calls to domestic violence support services, as survivors of violence spend more time at home with their abusers due to lockdowns and other restrictions. Many feel they can’t leave — or that they must return to abusers — because they lack financial security or are unsure about...

Turtle Nesting Beach in Australia’s Arnhem Land Trashed by Plastic Pollution

Turtle Nesting Beach in Australia’s Arnhem Land Trashed by Plastic Pollution

A remote beach clean-up campaign between Sea Shepherd Australia and the Dhimurru Aboriginal Corporation has exposed the unrelenting plastic pollution crisis along northern Australia’s coastlines. For the second year in a row, Sea Shepherd volunteers and Indigenous Rangers from Dhimurru have joined forces for an intensive beach clean-up at Djulpan in Northeast Arnhem Land, Northern...

In a World First, Australian University Builds Own Solar Farm to Offset 100% of its Electricity Use

In a World First, Australian University Builds Own Solar Farm to Offset 100% of its Electricity Use

Limiting global warming to well below two degrees Celsius this century requires carbon emissions to reach net zero by around 2050. Australian households have done much to support the transition via rooftop solar investments. Now it’s time for organisations to take a more serious role. The University of Queensland’s efforts to reduce its electricity emissions...