Westpac's Second Life Project rehoming office furniture

22 September, 2017 by Blake Lindley, Senior Sustainability Consultant, Edge Environment and Olivia Tyler, Director Sustainable Business Services, Westpac Group | Supplied by: Edge Environment Pty Ltd

Office and retail refurbishment generates over 55,000 t of waste every year in the Sydney CBD alone at an average rate of 63 t/1000m2.

CRC to fight food waste currently seeking approval

19 September, 2017 by Lauren Davis

With 42% of food produced in Australia currently ending up as waste — either during the production and manufacturing stages or via the end consumer — over 50 industry and research organisations have come together to do something about it.

Upcycling fashion to furniture — really?

18 September, 2017 by

Danish company Really has engineered a solution to upcycle end-of-life textile waste into a valuable material that is suitable for furniture and interior design.

Transforming communities and creating smart spaces with the IoT

15 September, 2017 by | Supplied by: Telstra

Partnering with Telstra on a trial project, the City of Joondalup set specific goals aimed at transforming Tom Simpson Park, Mullaloo, into a smart park by embracing the IoT.

A new way of treating waste

11 September, 2017 by | Supplied by: Veolia Australia and New Zealand

Veolia's Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) facility officially opened on Friday, 8 September in Tarago, 240 km southwest of Sydney. The facility will receive household waste from a number of Sydney councils and is set to change the way we process our red-lidded bins' contents.

Electric residential waste collection truck launched in New Zealand

07 September, 2017 by

Christchurch is putting a 100% electric residential waste collection truck into service.

Veolia partners with Farm Waste Recovery to recycle agricultural packaging

06 September, 2017 by | Supplied by: Veolia Australia and New Zealand

Veolia has secured a three-year deal with Farm Waste Recovery (FWR), part of the Industry Waste Recovery (IWR) group, to provide collection, transport and recycling services of polypropylene packaging for its closed-loop network across Australia.

Cloud technology to support NSW container deposit scheme

04 September, 2017 by

Software specialist PrimeQ has been appointed by a joint venture of major Australian beverage suppliers to build the IT that will support NSW's container deposit scheme.

The new home of Nokia joins MobileMuster

25 August, 2017 by | Supplied by: Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has announced that it is joining MobileMuster — the mobile telecommunications industry's official recycling program.

Megatrends under the microscope at the Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo

23 August, 2017 by | Supplied by: Diversified Exhibitions Australia

The eighth annual Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo (AWRE) is taking place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, showcasing some of the most innovative products and technology in waste management to around 2000 waste management professionals, business leaders and government representatives.

Turning recycled tyres into pipes

22 August, 2017 by | Supplied by: Tyrestewardship

Polymeric Powders and Austeng are using end-of-life tyre crumb combined with polyolefin plastic to manufacture a high-quality composite material, enabling the production of commercial pipes using an innovative process.

Waste glass in concrete could be used for construction

21 August, 2017 by

In the wake of the now infamous Four Corners report on the state of Australia's glass recycling industry, University of Melbourne researchers have announced their work incorporating waste glass into prefabricated concrete structures.

Greens secure Senate Inquiry into Australia's recycling industry

18 August, 2017 by Lauren Davis

The Australian Greens have secured an inquiry into the future of Australia's recycling industry — an inquiry which is the culmination of many years of frustration, particularly with the landfill price disparity and its subsequent impact on the industry.

Cleanaway commits to high-quality re-refined oil

15 August, 2017 by | Supplied by: Cleanaway

Cleanaway has announced that its waste oil refining facility in Wetherill Park, Western Sydney, has achieved Category 1 status under Australia's Product Stewardship for Oil (PSO) program.

Solving Sydney's plastic bottle problem

11 August, 2017 by | Supplied by: Sydney Water Corporation

Sydney Water is removing over 1 million plastic bottles from Sydney waterways each year — and is calling on customers to help with the problem.

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