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Student research finds that recycling is a win-win for building site waste

July 28th, 2015

Building site waste project, square, small

Murdoch University environmental engineering undergraduates have conducted a small scale research project into construction waste generated on building sites, finding that almost 14 per cent (almost 28 tonnes) of ordered materials are discarded from the average home site and that around 80 per cent of spare materials could be recovered for resuse or recycling.

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Free community event reminds us to reconnect with nature

July 6th, 2015

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Murdoch University is hosting a free community sustainability event, giving people the chance to learn about brand new concepts and ways of sustainable living. The Forgotten Earth: Reconnecting with Nature Fair takes place on Thursday July 16 and is part of the World Student Environment Network (WSEN) Summit taking place from July 13 to 18.

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Students challenged to find building waste solutions

May 14th, 2015

Some of the environmental engineering students on a visit to the All Earth Group in Maddington (Pic: Master Builders WA)

Murdoch University environmental engineering students are tackling real life construction waste issues on building sites thanks to a partnership with Master Builders WA – the building and construction industry association.

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Mine site villages urged to go green

March 20th, 2014

Murdoch University researchers have calculated the carbon footprint of a typical WA mine site village, finding that significant improvements can be made without affecting the bottom line.

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Green energy experts coming to Murdoch University

July 9th, 2013

Murdoch University is set to hold the World Renewable Energy Congress – Australia 2013 from July 14 to 18 at the South Street Campus.

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Conference to discuss the green benefits of man-made wetlands

November 22nd, 2012

The use of man-made wetlands to control water-borne pollution will be the topic of an international conference at Murdoch University.

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