Waste

Pandemic pizza packaging contaminating recycling

24 September, 2020

More pizza is being delivered during the pandemic. This — and a failure to remove uneaten food scraps — is contaminating our kerbside recycling bins.


Butts to bricks: recycling cigarette waste

21 September, 2020

Researchers at RMIT University have developed an industry step-by-step implementation plan to transform cigarette butts into bricks.


Aligning recycling and manufacturing in the COVID era

17 September, 2020 by Professor Veena Sahajwalla, UNSW SMaRT Centre

The UNSW SMaRT Centre is helping to align recycling and manufacturing in the new COVID-19 era to address the challenges around delivering more sustainable product outcomes.


Pasadena and Frewville Foodlands farewell single-use produce bags

15 September, 2020

Pasadena and Frewville Foodlands have introduced compostable bags throughout their stores for fresh fruit and vegetables, deli items and baked goods.


Victoria tackles pandemic-driven clinical waste surge

01 September, 2020

The Victorian Aged Care Response Centre has coordinated a cross-government effort to manage the hundredfold increase in clinical waste production.


Recycling labels are a dog's breakfast, says ACOR

21 August, 2020

An independent audit has revealed that recycling information on consumer products and packaging is confusing for consumers and does not support better recycling.


Microrecycling science: revolutionising recycling and manufacturing

11 August, 2020

UNSW's SMaRT Centre has developed a ‘material microsurgery' technique that can extract valuable materials and elements from complex waste items and reform them.


Albury–Wodonga recycling plant gets green light

07 August, 2020

A world-class recycling facility will be built in Albury–Wodonga to substantially increase the amount of recycled PET plastic produced in Australia each year from local waste.


Monash develops resource recovery process for spent plastics

06 August, 2020

A team of researchers at Monash University is working on a process to turn end-of-life plastics and tyres into useful resources.


Yume and SUEZ team up, tackle food waste

06 August, 2020

Yume and SUEZ have entered a partnership that is aimed at limiting commercial food waste in Australia.


Victorian waste-to-energy plant gets thumbs up

06 August, 2020

A waste-to-energy facility in Dandenong, Victoria, has been given the go-ahead after Great Southern Waste Technologies, assisted by SMEC, gained environmental approval.


Powder coating: an unacknowledged waste stream

04 August, 2020 by Robert Gianello* and Sankar Bhattacharya**

Monash research reveals the extent of microplastics in the environment and a little known contributor in a class of its own.


Rocket Composter takes off in Australia

03 August, 2020 | Supplied by: Eco Guardians Pty Ltd

A community farm in Victoria will divert 200–300 kg of food and green waste from landfill every day using the Rocket Composter from Tidy Planet.


Sutherland Shire Council rolls out recycled roads trial

29 July, 2020

The council has rolled out an innovative road construction project, trialling a method that recycles existing road surfaces by reapplying them as part of a 'foamed asphalt' mix.


Source Separation Systems MultiSort recycling system

27 July, 2020 | Supplied by: Source Separation Systems Pty Ltd

The modular recycling solution gives users the flexibility to select individual recycling bins for specific locations.


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