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Printed electronics made of compostable materials

14 September, 2015

Researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology have developed printed electronics made of compostable natural materials and processes for industrial production.

Banana industry trials re-usable crate that reduces waste

02 September, 2015

Recent trials by CHEP Australia in the use of re-usable plastic crates as an alternative to cardboard cartons for the banana industry have returned positive results for growers and other members of the supply chain.

Why existing buildings are the Holy Grail of waste minimisation

03 August, 2015 by Tony Arnel, Global Director of Sustainability, Norman Disney & Young

If you're on the hunt for Australia's greenest buildings, start with the ones that already exist — says Tony Arnel, Global Director of Sustainability, Norman Disney & Young.

Plastics Project is a success thanks to citizen scientists

16 July, 2015

Since Australia Day, citizen scientists in Sydney's Sutherland Shire have been collecting plastic from the local beaches and waterways — and contributing to important research in the process.

Let's talk trash

20 May, 2015 by Nathan Lim*

Energy-from-Waste (EfW) is a progressive solution to Australia's growing waste management problem. Australian Ethical International Equities Portfolio Manager Nathan Lim explains.

Future trends for packaging and its role in sustainability

20 January, 2015

Packaging has an important role to play in sustainability as it functions to protect and reduce waste of products and raw materials as they move through the supply chains.

Bioplastics production capacities to grow by more than 400% by 2018

04 December, 2014

European Bioplastics has presented its annual market update at the 9th European Bioplastics Conference in Brussels. The update finds that there will be an extremely positive growth trend in global bioplastics production capacities.

Standard for manufacturing waste in the works

27 October, 2014

ASTM International has proposed a standard to help manufacturers address waste classification issues, providing definitions and methods to eliminate the confusion that currently exists.

RB achieves zero manufacturing waste to landfill in ENA

27 October, 2014

Health and hygiene company RB has achieved zero manufacturing waste to landfill in Europe and North America (ENA). The achievement has now being realised by 31 of the company's factories around the world - over 60%.

Market analysis summaries for recovering resources

24 October, 2014

Between 2013 and 2014, Sustainability Victoria commissioned a series of market analysis reports covering a variety of waste materials identified as priorities for market development. The authority has now released summaries of these reports on its website.

Sydney students to learn food sustainability

19 September, 2014

Researchers from the UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures have been awarded a grant from the NSW Government to introduce food sustainability into the curriculum for student chefs and event managers at Sydney TAFE.

Australia's plastic is polluting our coastline

16 September, 2014

CSIRO scientists have conducted a survey of marine debris along Australia's coastline and concluded that the majority of the rubbish is plastic from Australian sources.

Win a compost unit at Waste Expo

10 September, 2014

Registrants to Waste Expo, taking place from 15-16 October at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, will go into the draw to win a CLO'ey Compost Unit from Closed Loop Recycling.

Four emerging trends in sustainable packaging

02 September, 2014 by Larry Jackson*

It's become clear that retailers and manufacturers across many industries - from food and beverage and pharmaceutical to consumer products - are seeking to innovate while incorporating associated sustainability implications. So what are the four rising trends in sustainable packaging?

Proposal for a voluntary paint stewardship scheme

05 August, 2014

A report detailing paint consumption and disposal in Australia, released by the National Paint Stewardship Scheme Implementation Working Group, will form a cornerstone in the development and economic modelling of a national voluntary paint stewardship scheme in Australia.

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