10 Jun 2018

Plastics are synthetic materials made from a range of organic polymers that are capable of being moulded when soft. Most plastics are currently made from fossil fuels, typically the by-products from the processing of oil or natural gas.

Technical report
31 Aug 2018

This report investigates the efficacy of the existing legislation and recommends options to improve environmental outcomes of the ACT plastic shopping bag ban.

Report
04 Mar 2019

The analysis served to, assess what extent EU policy tools addressing products are supporting circular, sustainable products. The analysis found there is potential for further strengthening the policies, especially as concerns the circular design of products such as textiles and furniture. Also, more could be done to support consumers and circular sectors such as reuse and repair.

Working paper
08 Dec 2017

This paper suggests that slum policy could be shifted from the Modernist high-rise slum clearance approach to a more organic, community-based renewal of the slums themselves in which infrastructure for energy, water, and waste can be brought in.

Journal article
17 Oct 2017

This discussion paper seeks input from all Victorians on design of a ban of single-use, lightweight plastic shopping bags. It also seeks input on managing other plastic pollution.

Discussion paper
14 Sep 2017

This updated technical paper compiles information on mitigation benefits and co- benefits of policies, practices and actions for enhancing mitigation ambition in urban environments. It also includes examples of options for supporting the implementation of these policies, practices and actions.

Technical report
01 May 2017

Cities today absorb the bulk of the world’s natural resources, and their solid, liquid and gaseous wastes are often carelessly dumped somewhere in nature. But ‘environmental boomerangs’ are increasingly in evidence: In their own self-interest, cities urgently need to reduce their environmental impacts and ecological footprints, and to contribute towards regenerating damaged ecosystems. 

Discussion paper
11 Nov 2016

This report contains summaries of international examples of kerbside collection of compostables in urban environments. It was prepared as part of the CRC for Low Carbon Living project: Carbon reductions from composting food waste for food production – fitting recycling models to urban form.

Report
05 Sep 2018

Charlotte is the first city in the United States to make a commitment to adopting the circular economy as a public sector strategy.

Policy report
30 Jun 2017

Dr Andi Horvath meets Dr Seona Candy – an academic at Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne, and an expert in the importance of urban green areas.

Audio podcast
12 Mar 2019

This report summarizes recent, relevant, global developments in the video games sector, perspectives from over 50 thought leaders from the industry, and stand-out examples of world-class games. It extracts recommendations for how the video game industry, gamers, policymakers and UN Environment can together ‘Play for the Planet’.

Report
11 Mar 2019

The Global Chemicals Outlook II finds that the global goal to minimize adverse impacts of chemicals and waste will not be achieved by 2020. Solutions exist, but more ambitious worldwide action by all stakeholders is urgently required.

Draft report