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17 February 2022

Vote #1 Environment

Australians will be submitting their postal votes and heading to the ballot boxes later this year when the polls open for the 2022 federal election. Climate change and environmental policy will feature as a focal point for this election, with major parties seemingly unable to reconcile strong climate action with economic growth. To keep you … Continue reading Vote #1 Environment

2 February 2022

Packaging target progress patchy

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) Collective Impact Report is a presentation and analysis of the current progress towards APCO’s 2025 packaging targets. Although the report is written using optimistic and positive language, it is reporting significant shortcomings in performance towards APCO’s 2025 targets. Two of the three key APCO 2025 targets are going in … Continue reading Packaging target progress patchy

1 February 2022

Vote #1 Environment, Transport

​Transport emissions are increasing in Australia and produce almost 20% of Australia’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, 60% of that  is from cars alone. Consequently, rapid growth of alternatives including electric vehicles (EV) is an environmental policy area of interest this election. As fuel prices and momentum on climate change rise, pressure is building for … Continue reading Vote #1 Environment, Transport

10 December 2021

A dead CERT for greenhouse transparency and accountability

The Clean Energy Regulator (CER) has released new guidelines enabling large greenhouse gas emitting companies to get value from being accountable and transparent. The Corporate Emissions Reduction Transparency (CERT) program, known as CERT, is for large companies and emitters  to disclose their progress towards meeting their renewable and emissions targets. The CERT will promote company … Continue reading A dead CERT for greenhouse transparency and accountability

7 December 2021

Ending Cigarette Butt Litter, A report prepared for WWF

The World Wildlife Fund engaged Equilibrium to investigate solutions to the environmental problem of cigarette filter and butt litter in Australia. Of the 17.8 billion cigarettes currently consumed each year, as much as 8 million end up as litter.  Cigarette butt filters are made from non-bio degradable plastic and can take up to 12 – … Continue reading Ending Cigarette Butt Litter, A report prepared for WWF

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