Waste

Drones to fight dog poo

29 March, 2017 by

Tinki.nl, a Dutch dog website, and its partner Space53, an international test centre for drones, have developed two drones to first detect and then collect dog poo from the streets.


Thinking different: generating renewable gas out of household waste in Cambodia

20 March, 2017 by Ben Jeffreys, CEO of ATEC Biodigesters | Supplied by: Australian Aid

There's no escaping talk about the energy crisis facing Australia at the moment. Watching on as an Australian living in Cambodia, it's baffling as to why renewable energy in Cambodia is so straightforward yet seems anything but back home.


Turning waste streams into energy

20 March, 2017 by | Supplied by: ResourceCo Pty Ltd

There has been a major growth phase in processed engineered fuel (PEF) for cement kilns, according to ResourceCo.


Trust in the circular economy

17 March, 2017 by Maartje Sevenster*

Trust is a very important factor in getting people to opt into change. This article discusses the need for 'soft power' in driving the circular economy.


Polymer additive to improve plastics recycling

06 March, 2017 by

One of the main problems with plastics recycling is that polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) have different chemical structures and thus cannot be repurposed together — not until now, that is.


TOMRA Connect digital products for reverse vending machines

28 February, 2017 by | Supplied by: TOMRA Sorting Solutions Pty Ltd

TOMRA Connect is a portfolio of digital products for machines collecting cans and bottles for re-use and recycling. The products offer further insights and engagement opportunities for locales providing the machines and the recyclers who use them.


Operation Clean Sweep to properly manage our plastic pellets

15 February, 2017 by

Operation Clean Sweep, originally developed in the US to reduce pellet loss in the plastics industry, has launched in Australia.


Recycling food waste leads to smooth sailing for yacht club

14 February, 2017 by | Supplied by: NSW Environment Protection Authority

The Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club used a Bin Trim rebate from the NSW EPA to purchase a worm farm that will divert 5.25 tonnes of food waste from landfill each year.


Recyclable shampoo bottle made with beach plastic

20 January, 2017 by | Supplied by: TerraCycle

Procter & Gamble is partnering with recycling experts TerraCycle and SUEZ to launch a recyclable shampoo bottle made from up to 25% recycled beach plastic.


Oslo briefly banned diesel cars this week

19 January, 2017 by Lauren Davis

Oslo City Council this week instigated a temporary ban on diesel cars in the centre of Norway's capital, in response to rising air pollution.


Unilever commits to recyclable plastic packaging by 2025

17 January, 2017 by | Supplied by: Unilever Australia

Unilever has committed to ensuring that all of its plastic packaging is fully re-usable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.


Water industry operations conference coming soon

12 January, 2017 by | Supplied by: Kaeser Compressors Australia

The 11th NSW Water Industry Operations Conference & Exhibition will be held from 29–30 March at Exhibition Park, Canberra.


Ultrahawke truck scales

10 January, 2017 by | Supplied by: Ultra Hawke Pty Ltd

Ultrahawke is a supplier of truck scales, which are important tools for the recycling industry as weight is an essential piece of information for buying and selling recycled material.


Flushable wipes manufacturers taken to court

15 December, 2016 by

The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against two major wipes manufacturers, alleging they each made false or misleading representations in relation to supposedly 'flushable' wipes marketed and supplied in Australia.


Waste management facility for winery

14 December, 2016 by

Queensland-based winery Sirromet takes just as much care with its waste management and impact on the environment as it does with its wine production, recently relocating and installing a new $700,000 waste treatment facility on its Mount Cotton property.


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