Sustainability > Waste

Building a circular economy for plastic

30 July, 2021

Closing the waste ‘loop’ for plastic starts with building the four pillars of a circular economy.

Energy from Waste Conference postponed

29 July, 2021

In light of the uncertainty relating to COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns, WMRR has postponed its 2021 Energy from Waste Conference, now to be held in November.

Pineapple leaves repurposed for leather alternative

28 July, 2021

The Dole Sunshine Company has partnered with Ananas Anam to turn pineapple plant leaves into a natural textile.

Key projects take action on waste recovery plans

27 July, 2021

NWRIC and ACOR will deliver projects aligned to key targets in the National Waste Policy Action Plan to improve resource recovery standards and procedures.

Wildlife groups call for urgent legislation on NSW single-use plastics ban

21 June, 2021

WWF-Australia has called on the state government to introduce legislation this year.

PDK: the new plastic with indefinite recycling capabilities

30 April, 2021

PDK has all the convenient properties of traditional plastics without the environmental pitfalls — it can be recycled indefinitely with no loss in quality.

Designing tech for a sustainable future

12 April, 2021 by Michael Boyle, Managing Director, HP Australia and New Zealand

A call for the technology industry to step up in designing products that reduce society's impact on the environment.

Moyne Shire Council's glass recycling: one year on, going strong

17 March, 2021

One year on, glass-only bins are now an entrenched part of Moyne Shire Council's four-bin waste collection system.

Saving retired renewables from waste streams

23 February, 2021

It is estimated that more than 100,000 tonnes of solar panels will enter Australia's waste stream by 2035.

$9.5m funding for proposed WA plastic recycling plant

08 February, 2021

Pact Group and Cleanaway have announced a joint project to build a new plastic recycling plant in Western Australia, which has attracted $9.5 million in grant funding.

TikTok, it's time to promote food-waste reduction on socials

04 February, 2021

Social media campaigns can be an effective tool for evoking behavioural change towards reducing food waste, according to research conducted at Queensland University of Technology.

Thought Leaders 2021: John Leadbetter

21 December, 2020

John Leadbetter at VEGA Australia discusses the impact of COVID-19 from a logistics and manufacturing perspective.

iugis report finds sustainable practice key to economic recovery

04 December, 2020

Sustainable technology specialist iugis has released its Sustainable Re-set report, revealing Australians expect more from governments when it comes to sustainability issues.

Wool waste to oust polystyrene

09 November, 2020

Planet Protector Packaging has won the inaugural 2020 Ocean Impact Pitchfest for its sustainable thermal packaging solution that plans to eliminate polystyrene from supply chains.

Sustainability in action

28 October, 2020

Peter Tamblyn from Close the Loop discusses circular economy innovation.

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