Waste

Not your average composting company

16 November, 2017 by

Established in 1996, C-Wise recycles and processes organic waste, though the company won't call it that. Rather, it sees everything that comes in as a valuable resource.


Buy recycled products during National Recycling Week

06 November, 2017 by

Planet Ark's National Recycling Week, to be held from 13–19 November, is this year highlighting how consumers and businesses can properly close the recycling loop by purchasing products that contain recycled content.


7-Eleven and Simply Cups team up to recycle takeaway cups

03 November, 2017 by

7-Eleven and Simply Cups have announced a takeaway cup recycling initiative in an effort to divert up to 70 million takeaway cups from landfill.


Bentu concrete lighting, furniture and objects

01 November, 2017 by | Supplied by: Remodern

Experimental design studio Bentu is a manufacturer of contemporary concrete lighting, furniture and objects. Crafted from recycled concrete and ceramic gathered from construction and demolition sites and factories in China, the company's products show how material waste can be given a second life outside of landfill.


Durable concrete produced from dialysis waste

30 October, 2017 by | Supplied by: Deakin University

Deakin University researchers are turning hospital waste into longer-lasting concrete, in a project which is solving two problems at once.


City of Sydney expands waste collection services

26 October, 2017 by Lauren Davis

The City of Sydney has announced what it claims is the most comprehensive strategy to tackle residential waste in Australia, which will see the City trial separate weekly residential rubbish collections for food waste and textiles as well as introduce weekly e-waste pick-ups.


Turning old tyres into new roads

25 October, 2017 by Associate Professor Lu Aye, Dr Alireza Mohammadinia, Dr Guillermo Narsilio and Dr Mahdi Miri Disfani

Only 5% of used tyres are recycled locally in Australia, but researchers from the University of Melbourne have teamed up with Tyre Stewardship Australia and Merlin Site Services to come up with an innovative way to re-use the rubber.


Recycling Council calls for improved safety, fire and environmental standards

24 October, 2017 by | Supplied by: National Waste and Recycling Council

Members of the National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) met on 12 October to discuss key issues affecting the waste industry, with the meeting resulting in several calls to action.


A squeaky clean recycling initiative for Pan Pacific Melbourne

24 October, 2017 by

Luxury hotel Pan Pacific Melbourne has announced its latest recycling initiative as part of its commitment to responsible environmental and ethical practices.


1 million tyres removed from Stawell stockpile

23 October, 2017 by

One of Australia's largest and most dangerous tyre stockpiles has been transformed, in an operation led by the EPA Victoria with the support of Tyrecycle.


Innovation and collaboration on show at Waste Expo Australia 2017

23 October, 2017 by

Waste Expo Australia is over for another year, with the annual conference and exhibition inspiring and educating more than 3000 visitors from the waste management and resource recovery sector across two days earlier this month.


Victoria bans the bag

19 October, 2017 by

The Andrews Labor government will ban single-use, lightweight plastic shopping bags in Victoria.


Solving Australia's PFAS contamination problem

10 October, 2017 by Lauren Davis

The ABC's Four Corners program has revealed that firefighting foam containing perfluorinated chemicals known as PFAS was used at Australian Department of Defence bases until as recently as 2012, resulting in severe groundwater contamination at 18 bases across Australia.


Why are Australians holding onto their e-waste?

09 October, 2017 by Lauren Davis | Supplied by: TechCollect

TechCollect is calling on Australians to consider the environmental impact of not recycling their electronic waste (e-waste), with a new survey finding that one in five people (22%) consider themselves hoarders of old electronic devices.


Waste containment to play a key role in NYC rat reduction plan

04 October, 2017 by

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced a US$32 million, multi-agency plan to reduce the city's rat population, targeting the three most infested parts of the city.


  • All content Copyright © 2017 Westwick-Farrow Pty Ltd