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Australians recycle more, care less about the environment

New findings from Roy Morgan Research for Recycling Week suggests that Australians do not necessarily identify as environmentalists, despite being keen recyclers.

As of September this year, nearly 18 million people - or 91.1% of the population - have admitted to recycling waste, with women (91.8%) slightly more than men (90.4%)

But as the recycling rate has grown in the last 15 years, only 63.2% of Australians say they are concerned for the environment, down from 68.8% in 2001.

Tyre Stewardship Australia launches $1 million research fund

Tyre Stewardship Australia (TSA) is offering new funding for research into the recovery of used tyres.

The not-for-profit company established to deliver the national Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme on behalf of the tyre industry, TSA has launched more than $1 million in research and development funding.

House prices unaffected by energy recovery

A new study from the UK has found that unlike landfills, energy recovery plants do not affect local house prices.

The study, titled Assessing the perception and reality of arguments against thermal waste treatment plants in terms of property prices was published in leading journal Waste Management. The research was led by Dr Stuart Wagland from the UK's Cranfield University.

CSRIO plus ISF launch 'wealth from waste' cluster

The CSIRO in partnership with the Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) has launched a new "Wealth from Waste" research cluster.

The program is a three-year research effort that builds on work undertaken by the Mineral Futures Collaboration Cluster with ran from 2009 to 2012.

Teams drawn from the different universities and disciplines will undertake four distinct, but interconnected, research programs to develop a better understanding of resource recovery in Australia and possible pathways for change. The programs are:

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