Effective planning is the key to a circular economy

18 May, 2017 by Alex Serpo, NWRIC

Only through effective planning can policymakers unlock the power of the circular economy, writes Alex Serpo.

Paint disposal scheme celebrates one year of operation

17 May, 2017 by

An Australian initiative to keep waste paint out of landfill has been an immediate success, with the industry-run Paintback scheme collecting more than one million kilograms of unwanted paint in its first year.

Compostable food packaging trialled in Christchurch

11 May, 2017 by

An environmental trial that took place in New Zealand in February has proved successful, with 61% of waste from three major summer events diverted from landfill.

The circular economy of plastic

10 May, 2017 by

A park bench made from beach clean-up waste — this is one of the results of a technology that was designed for the realisation of the circular economy.

Plastic film recycler among 200 Businesses of Tomorrow

08 May, 2017 by

Plastic film recycler Plastic Forests has been selected as one of Westpac's 200 Businesses of Tomorrow, marking itself out as one of a select group of businesses shaping Australia's future.

AWRE returns to Melbourne for 2017

03 May, 2017 by

The Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo (AWRE) will return to Melbourne from 23–24 August 2017 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

How are you spending International Compost Awareness Week?

02 May, 2017 by

Australia will be taking part in International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) from 7–13 May, with citizens encouraged to promote the importance and benefits of composting through workshops, demonstrations or tours.

Blackline Safety lone worker range

01 May, 2017 by | Supplied by: Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific is introducing a lone worker product range from Blackline Safety.

Honeywell HPM series particle sensor

18 April, 2017 by | Supplied by: Honeywell Process Solutions Ltd

The HPM series particle sensor is designed to work in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, and consumer products such air purifiers, to measure air quality in homes, buildings and public spaces.

Waste and recycling industry leaders unite

18 April, 2017 by

On 11 April, the inaugural meeting of the National Waste and Recycling Industry Council (NWRIC) was held in Melbourne.

Halving Australia's food waste by 2030

12 April, 2017 by

The inaugural Food Waste Roundtable offers the Turnbull government a chance to discuss its commitment to a National Food Waste Strategy.

Top 10 announced for Waste and Recycling Commercialisation Program

11 April, 2017 by

Innovyz Institute, in collaboration with Green Industries SA, has announced the 10 successful technologies and ideas selected for the company's Waste and Recycling Commercialisation Program.

Maximising copper recovery at mine sites

10 April, 2017 by | Supplied by: Flinders University

Researchers from Flinders University are testing a natural extraction technique for low-grade copper, known as supergene enrichment, for its potential to maximise recovery rates and extend mine life.

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 differently: 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.

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