Waste

Coffee lovers swap and go in Western Sydney

22 January, 2020

Seven councils in Western Sydney are participating in the Green Caffeen initiative — a swap-and-go coffee cup scheme that will benefit cafes, coffee lovers and the environment.


Australian tyre recycler to build plant in USA

16 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Green Distillation Technologies

Green Distillation Technologies has signed a deal to build its first plant in the United States. The company's technology recycles end-of-life tyres into oil, carbon and steel.


NSW Bin Trim program cuts business waste

19 December, 2019

With grants ranging from $50,000 to $300,000, recipients can roll out the Bin Trim program to track their waste, reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill and improve recycling.


UNSW microrecycling tech gets funding injection

18 December, 2019

UNSW Sydney's SMaRT Centre will receive almost $1 million from the state government to help commercialise its Microfactorie technology.


Partnership strengthens fight against commercial food waste

17 December, 2019

SUEZ and Yume have joined forces to tackle commercial food waste and combat the 4.1 million tonnes of surplus food going to waste each year.


Packaging could be made from banana plants

06 December, 2019

Researchers from UNSW have discovered a novel way to turn banana plantation waste into packaging material that is not only biodegradable, but also recyclable.


Recycling polyester could keep textiles out of landfill

03 December, 2019 | Supplied by: QUT

Researchers have discovered a treatment to extract and re-use polyester from polyester/wool mix fabrics, which should help prevent textiles from going to landfill.


Call for hospitality industry to reduce food waste

02 December, 2019

Culinary institute Le Cordon Bleu Brisbane is calling on the hospitality industry to do its part in reducing the negative environmental impacts of food wastage.


Clarinda recycling facility set to shut in 2023

27 November, 2019

Kingston City Council has denied an application by recycling company Alex Fraser Group to extend the life of its recycling operations at Clarinda, south-east of Melbourne's CBD.


And the streets were lined with… recycled plastic

21 November, 2019

Car bumper bars and other plastic items are being diverted from landfill to resurface roads in the City of Melbourne.


Arcadis negotiating exclusive licence for PFAS technology

19 November, 2019 | Supplied by: Arcadis Pty Ltd

Arcadis has signed a heads of agreement and entered into an exclusive commercial negotiation for sole rights to Evocra’s PFAS solutions technology.


Recycling infrastructure must meet EV battery waste demand

14 November, 2019

A UK study reveals that lithium-ion battery recycling technologies are not keeping pace with the increasing uptake of electric vehicles.


Turning waste into water — Bottles for the Bush

11 November, 2019 | Supplied by: TOMRA Cleanaway

To coincide with the start of National Recycling Week, TOMRA has launched a drought recycling appeal called Bottles for the Bush.


Rising from coal ash waste to cure concrete

08 November, 2019

Researchers may have found a use for tens of millions of tons of waste coal ash — one that could help make concrete more durable and crack-free.


Making landfills a thing of the past

01 November, 2019 | Supplied by: REPURPOSE IT

The Repurpose It C&D washing plant in Victoria converts typically untreatable waste materials into high-value resources.


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