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Compressed air powers plastics circular economy

06 September, 2019

Using the latest compressed air powered robotics, a variety of plastic waste is sorted at a $20 million plastics recycling plant in Victoria.

Inner West gathers troops for Sydney's war on food waste

03 September, 2019

Metropolitan councils, state government and waste and recycling industry representatives gathered last week to discuss Sydney's growing food waste crisis.

Food waste heads back to base, as compost

02 September, 2019

SUEZ has been working with Queensland-based composting facility NuGrow to turn unwanted food waste into nutrient-rich compost.

Plastic-free food court opens at UTS

26 August, 2019

UTS Central showcases a plastic-free food court, where plastic straws, bags, plastic-lined coffee cups, packaging and plastic-bottled drinks are nowhere to be seen.

WHO reports on the microplastics we're drinking

22 August, 2019

The World Health Organization has called for further research into the impact of ingesting microplastics on human health.

Scientists redesigning materials for circular economy

19 August, 2019

Materials scientists from Deakin University are working on several projects to repurpose materials and achieve a circular economy.

Don't dig yourself into an unsustainable hole

08 August, 2019

The G20 recently identified infrastructure as one of the key drivers of achieving SDGs. Riccardo Wong discusses a ground-up approach for Australia's 'big dig'.

Waste Expo will focus on waste and recycling future

07 August, 2019

The future of waste management and resource recovery is high on the government agenda as Waste Expo Australia launches registrations for its 2019 conference and exhibition.

Data61 brings waste marketplace to the nation

01 August, 2019

Data61, the data and digital specialist arm of CSIRO, has scaled up its ASPIRE program nationally to manage the 67 million tonnes of waste generated in Australia each year.

Coca-Cola companies pledge to ramp up recycled plastic

01 August, 2019

Coca-Cola Oceania and Coca-Cola Amatil NZ have announced that all water bottles and plastic bottles smaller than 1 litre will be made entirely from recycled plastic by the end of 2019.

2019 Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo

26 July, 2019

The Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo is where the waste, recycling and resource recovery sectors come together to find solutions for a cleaner, more sustainable future.

ACOR kicks off development of recycling accreditation program

23 July, 2019

ACOR is developing a voluntary Recyclers' Accreditation Program, commissioning a detailed analysis for the program's design, including a feasibility study.

World-class conference on show at Waste Expo Australia

22 July, 2019

Waste Expo Australia is a comprehensive, free-to-attend conference for the waste management, resource recovery and wastewater sectors, returning to Melbourne in October.

Federal Court dismisses ACCC case against 'flushable' wipes

08 July, 2019

The Federal Court has dismissed a case filed by the ACCC against Kimberly-Clark and its flushable-branded wipes. What happens next?

ALDI makes positive packaging pledge

26 June, 2019

ALDI Australia will cut at least a quarter of all plastic packaging from its range by 2025 and remove single-use plastics such as cotton buds and plastic plates from its stores by the end of 2020.

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