Engineers, economists, regulators and businesses are struggling with just what to do with hundreds of millions of tonnes of plastics emitted to the environment every year. The solutions lay across a wide spectrum. Ban:
University of Sydney Professor Ali Abas proposes a radical new circular economy model where waste is assigned an economic value and becomes an intrinsic feedstock to consumer supply chains. Countries already applying the concepts show
The world order is changing. As the ongoing mood of isolationism further turns America inwardly, the US looks backwards in its search to “make America great again”. How can Australia respond to this changing world order? On the technology and innovation front, the new Australia 2030 Prosperity Through Innovation Plan from Innovation and Science Australia promises additional fresh impetus for growth opportunities.
The Prototype has continuously reported on the growing concern for saltwater plastic pollution over the last year, from supermarket bans on single use plastic bags and country-wide bans on fast-food plastic items to garbage covered
Various aspects of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence feature strongly in this week’s stories below, ahead of our energy security event on 16 August. Google Glass returns to life, Sydney’s new start-up hub, Australia’s space agency, energy security, iris scans for banking, evil robots, and much more.
A marine scientist on this week’s ABC Four Corners episode said, “It’s not worth throwing away plastic bags. You should just season them well and eat them directly because they’re going to end up back