A new report from RaboDirect finds that Australians waste an average of 14% of their weekly grocery buy, equating to over $1050 per household per year — or a collective $9.6 billion.
Waste Expo Australia has revealed the keynote speakers and displays to be showcased at next month's event, to be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The Victorian government has released an education kit to help councils better communicate with their residents from culturally diverse backgrounds about waste, recycling and litter.
Pilot Pens Australia recently recruited Toshiba to install the e-STUDIO306LP, said to be the first multifunctional printer (MFP) in the world containing erasable toner. It allows users to print documents, erase them and then re-use the paper.
Researchers at the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) have discovered that recycled wine waste is excellent abalone feed.
2017 is certainly proving an auspicious year for the food manufacturing and processing industry — global changes are affecting the way we work, 'new age' technologies like 3D printing are becoming the norm and the issue of food waste is ever more perennial with each day.
Sorting specialist STEINERT has developed a non-ferrous metals separator for fine materials, which it supplied to metal recycler Galloo.
Despite clear and overwhelming evidence that our climate is changing right now, the appetite for action at a political level is diminishing.
A call for abstracts has been circulated for Waste Summit, a free-to-attend industry conference taking place in October this year.
Experts in mine site rehabilitation and clean-up will gather in Singleton, NSW, on 6–8 December to discuss the best ways to clean up old mine sites that may still be leaking toxins and pollutants into water, air and the human food chain.
The circular economy matters... it rejects the status quo 'take-make-dispose' linear economy in favour of cycling biological and technical materials.
Virgin Australia has partnered with start-up company Fungimental to introduce sustainably produced oyster mushrooms onboard its flights. The mushrooms are grown in used coffee grounds collected from the Virgin Australia Sydney Lounge.
As pressure mounts for a global ban on microbeads, researchers from RMIT University and Hainan University have for the first time shown that these tiny polyethylene particles directly contaminate fish with toxic chemical pollutants.
The Victorian Government's waste planning reforms are worthy of comment and polite plagiarism by other jurisdictions, according to MRA Consulting's Mike Ritchie.
Many corporate sustainability advisers alike have experienced the dilemma of whether to proactively promote their sustainability credentials. Jacquie Fegent-McGeachie provides comments on what the research says.