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The James Dyson Award 2021 winners have been announced, as once again, inspirational technologies that will make a real difference to lives and the planet have been unleashed. As you'll see below, the ingenuity of the inventions by the award entrants is outstanding - and for the first time, there are three global winners, with each receiving AUD $55,000 in prize money to support the next stages of their inventions. 

Published in Home Tech

HP’s Generation Impact Incubator debuts at The Ocean Impact Pitchfest 2021, giving young Aussies the chance to bring their ocean-saving ideas to life, as HP announces over 50 of its products contain ocean-bound plastics.

Published in Science

Thales and Veolia have joined forces to create the first eco-designed SIM card made from recycled plastic.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Plastic waste in the ocean is making its way back to land and increasing pollution on Australian beaches, according to new research from CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency.

Published in Science

Australia's government-accredited mobile recycling program, MobileMuster, has revealed the significant progress it has made in positive impacting the environment over 21 years with the release of its 2019 Annual Report.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

PayPal has launched a "digital solution to plastic gift cards", not only saving a stacks of plastic, but presumably creating a nice little earner for itself, too.

Published in Home Tech

The Indian arm of American multinational food, snack, and beverage corporation PepsiCo has obtained a court order that mandates the takedown of a mass of online material that makes jokes about its Indian corn snack, Kurkure, alleging that it contains plastic.

Published in Strategy
Friday, 12 November 2010 11:29

Tasmania bags bags

Although Mr McGuire recommended 'plastics' to Benjamin in 'The Graduate', ye olde plastic bags are being bagged, done, dusted and dismissed from Tasmania's retail stores, although the ban is yet to go through Tasmania's parliament.

Published in Climate
Sunday, 23 November 2008 22:38

Male birth defect may be linked to hairspray

A European study reports that the common genetic birth defect hypospadias may occur more frequency when the male baby’s mother is a hairdresser or beauty therapist while pregnant, or is associated with an occupation that involves the use of excessive amounts of hair spray.

Published in Health
A small biotech company from Massachusetts has invented a way to grow biodegradable plastic within the leaves of switchgrass. Hey, green plastic!

Published in Energy
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In the ten bottled water brands tested, thirty-eight different contaminates were found by the public health activist group Environmental Working Group. Two brands (Wal-mart's Sam's Choice and Giant Food's Acadia) violated state and industry standards.

Published in Health

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