Waste

Hotline launches to 'rescue' ugly produce from farms

16 May, 2022

Farmers can call the hotline so that ugly but good-to-eat produce that had been rejected by retailers can be rescued and sold to consumers.


Melbourne brothers unbox sustainable shipping packaging

16 May, 2022

Two brothers are working to tackle e-commerce's plastic contributions through the development of paper-based, compostable packaging.


SA's record biosolid yield a poo-tential win for farmers

09 May, 2022 | Supplied by: SA Water

Tens of thousands of tonnes of biosolids are collected each year to be provided to farmers as a means of soil improvement.


New research eats through plastic waste

02 May, 2022

Able to digest plastic in a matter of days, scientists developed the enzyme with the help of machine learning.


Vic launches recycling grants program

29 April, 2022 | Supplied by: Sustainability Victoria

The Vic Government is looking to fund projects that use materials subject to the national waste export bans, in a bid to transform the state's recycling sector.


Scientists upcycle polystyrene with sunlight

21 April, 2022

The technique uses light, polystyrene and a catalyst to produce the useful chemical benzoic acid.


Let's turbocharge recycling with a circular approach to policy

07 April, 2022 by Suzanne Toumbourou | Supplied by: Australian Council of Recycling

As an integral gear in the circular economy, the recycling industry generates over $15 billion in value to the Australian economy.


Close the Loop expands packaging offerings in US

30 March, 2022 | Supplied by: Close the Loop Limited

The recycling company has further expanded its presence in the United States with the launch of Close the Loop Packaging.


Enzyme plastic recycler receives capital investment

28 March, 2022 | Supplied by: Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Samsara Eco, the developer of a repeatable technique to recycle plastics using a novel enzyme, has received investment from the CEFC.


RMF gets additional $60m for advanced plastic recycling

28 March, 2022

The federal funding complements the $190 million already contributed from the Australian Government and will go towards advanced plastic recycling technology.


Plastic bags see new life as concrete

24 March, 2022

Hundreds of thousands of soft plastic bags have been recycled into a concrete aggregate in Queensland, which has kept them from ending up in landfill.


NWRIC announces new CEO

18 March, 2022 | Supplied by: National Waste & Recycling Industry Council

Rick Ralph has been appointed as the CEO of the National Waste and Recycling Industry Council.


Researchers build electrical device from household waste

15 March, 2022

Scientists in the UK have built a wearable electrical device from the sorts of rubbish that could be found in an office waste bin.


EXAIR Industrial Vacuum Systems

01 March, 2022 | Supplied by: Compressed Air Australia Pty Ltd

EXAIR manufactures industrial duty vacuums for chip removal, liquid transfer and cleaning.


Qld aims to halve food waste by 2030

23 February, 2022

Queenslanders are being urged to have a better relationship with their food as the state looks to halve its food waste by 2030.


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