Waste

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.


Melbourne streetlights turning into air monitors

08 December, 2016 by | Supplied by: EPA Victoria

The EPA Victoria and CitiPower are collaborating on a trial to convert Melbourne's streetlights into air monitoring stations, having recently attached air quality sensors to two light poles at each end of the Queens Bridge.


Let it go, let it go… in the right bin, please

08 December, 2016 by | Supplied by: Edge Environment Pty Ltd

When considering the likelihood of recycling versus waste going to landfill, is plastic, paper or compostable food packaging better for the environment?


Wood waste recycling enabled by Bin Trim

02 December, 2016 by | Supplied by: NSW Environment Protection Authority

With financial assistance from a NSW EPA Bin Trim rebate, Pallet Collars Australia and Recycling Technologies Group have been able to implement an innovative and profitable wood waste solution for themselves and a neighbouring sawmill.


Telstra unveils e-waste strategy

30 November, 2016 by | Supplied by: Telstra Enterprise & Government

Telstra's newly released Electronics Reuse and Recycling Strategy seeks to tackle Australia's fastest growing waste problem — end-of-life electronics, or e-waste.


Cleaner diesel from recycled tyres

30 November, 2016 by | Supplied by: QUT

Old tyres can be completely recycled into low-emission diesel engine oil, according to engineers from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).


Recycle your business's e-waste this Waste Not, Want Not Day

28 November, 2016 by | Supplied by: TechCollect

TechCollect is calling for Australian businesses to play their part in building a sustainable future by recycling unwanted e-waste on 8 December, giving employers and employees the chance to clear offices of clutter ahead of the new year.


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