Waste

Adding a perk to concrete with coffee grounds

21 October, 2019

Looking to divert used coffee grounds from landfill, a coffee-loving engineering lecturer and his students from RMIT University turned to the construction industry.


EPA ban will threaten NSW environment and economy, says ACOR

17 October, 2019

ACOR is concerned that the NSW EPA's proposed ban on resource recovery from municipal solid waste will negatively impact the state's environment and economy.


Kellogg's takes the Yume Pledge

16 October, 2019

In a bid to reduce food waste, Kellogg's Australia will list surplus raw materials via a platform designed by Yume — an innovative online B2B marketplace for the sale of quality surplus food.


LCA provides the evidence base for circular economy

15 October, 2019 by Maartje Sevenster, President, Australian LCA Society

Life cycle assessment (LCA) has been the toolbox for sustainable products for decades, but hasn't yet gained the expected level of popularity.


Report says e-waste will double by 2050

14 October, 2019

Ahead of International E-Waste Day, the United Nations University has released a report estimating that global e-waste will more than double by 2050 to reach approximately 111 million tonnes per year.


SKM Recycling acquired for $66m

11 October, 2019

Cleanaway Waste Management has acquired the assets of the SKM Recycling Group, including properties, plant and equipment.


NSW and Vic not fantastic on plastic, says WWF

10 October, 2019

WWF-Australia has rated the nation's states and territories on their efforts to tackle single-use plastics — NSW and Victoria fall at the bottom of the scorecard.


One in three Victorians hang onto old phones

09 October, 2019

Since the state government's e-waste to landfill ban, many Victorians are disposing of their e-waste correctly, but most are still storing old electronics at home, resulting in valuable resources sitting idle.


Recycled product innovation gets funding boost

08 October, 2019

Sustainability Victoria is providing $1.6 million in funding to projects that are developing products sourced from recycled glass, plastic, paper and e-waste.


Recycling back to the future

04 October, 2019 by Eric Love and Christopher Rochfort*

The recent global waste recycling crisis has focused us on the importance of developing localised markets for recyclable materials.


Solving South Africa's mounting tyre problem

03 October, 2019

Green Distillation Technologies has signed an agreement worth up to $50 million to establish up to five tyre recycling plants in South Africa.


Diverseco robotic waste recycling sorting solutions

03 October, 2019 | Supplied by: Diverseco

Diverseco will be showcasing its range of intelligent, fully automated robotics sorting systems at the Australasian Waste & Recovery Expo in Sydney.


Recycling sector plans to invest

02 October, 2019

An industry survey has revealed that Australia's waste and recycling sector is keen to back Prime Minister Scott Morrison's $20 million funding by creating additional jobs and boosting investment.


Method Recycling 60 L recycling bins

01 October, 2019 | Supplied by: Method Recycling Australia Pty Ltd

Method recycling bins are designed to optimise recycling and waste for the modern space. The 60 L recycling bins can be placed together to form flexible recycling stations, located throughout a facility.


Canada Bay trials high-tech waste system

30 September, 2019

The City of Canada Bay and Smartsensor Technologies have launched a smart waste network incorporating long-range wide-area network (LoRaWAN) technology.


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