How NZ can live up to its clean, green image
Opinion: NZ must invest more at the top of the waste hierarchy if it wants to be a leader in tackling environmental pollution and live up to its global image.
Breaking it down with sustainable resource recovery
Whey waste is a pain to get rid of. Dairy manufacturers use acid whey to create cream cheese and Greek yoghurt, and sweet whey to create protein powder. But the leftover whey waste neutralises the bacteria that breaks down dairy, which must be broken down by special bacteria in a wet-waste treatment facility to separate the whey into different tanks.
All round benefits of a circular economy
Opinion: Moving NZ to a circular economy that involves Māori and aligns with Te Tiriti o Waitangi would help the environment and human well-being, writes Saeid Baroutian.
The key to controlling landfill emissions
Opinion: Saeid Baroutian argues we must put technology and innovation front and centre if we want to find NZ-specific solutions for capturing of landfill gas.
Call for universities to step up climate change partnerships
As the world confronts the challenging environmental and social impacts of climate change, the Vice-Chancellor of Waipapa Taumata Rau, the University of Auckland is calling on universities to work more closely with partners on mitigations.
Dr Enrique del Rey CastilloLow-carbon concrete an environmental game-changer
Research to make low-carbon concrete could lead to a new Mana Whenua economy and reduce emissions.