Waste

Outrage over decision to dump recycling in Ipswich

19 April, 2018 by Carolyn Jackson

Industry opposes Ipswich City Council's decision to send all content from yellow lid recycle bins to landfill.


Call for further investment in domestic recycling

17 April, 2018 by

Further government investment in the domestic recycling sector could result in the creation of hundreds of new jobs, according to ACOR.


Fuel cells produced from recycled carbon fibres

12 April, 2018 by

German researchers have developed technology that converts recycled carbon fibres into materials for batteries and fuel cells.


National Sword policy sees Australian recyclables fall in value

05 April, 2018 by

Australian export of scrap paper and plastics has dropped significantly in value due to global oversupply, brought about as a result of China's National Sword policy.


WMAA and ACOR call for recycling action plan

04 April, 2018 by

The Waste Management Association of Australia and Australian Council of Recycling are calling for development and implementation of an Australian Circular Economy & Recycling Action Plan.


E-waste microfactory opens at UNSW

04 April, 2018 by

UNSW's newly launched microfactory can transform the components from e-waste, such as discarded smartphones and laptops, into valuable materials for re-use.


Call to reduce plastic pollution in our waterways

23 March, 2018 by

The Boomerang Alliance is calling on the government to address plastic pollution as a matter of priority, in accordance with our international obligations.


Novel recycling options identified for waste vinyl

12 March, 2018 by | Supplied by: Vinyl Council Australia

A project led by the Vinyl Council of Australia has identified several novel recycling applications for the 1.2 million m2 of PVC advertising banners sent to landfill each year.


Turning waste bread into beer

09 March, 2018 by | Supplied by: Edge Environment Pty Ltd

Edge Environment is celebrating its 10th anniversary by teaming up with 4 Pines Brewing Company to brew a very special birthday beer — made with bread as a key ingredient.


Get ready for Global Recycling Day on 18 March

09 March, 2018 by

The first ever Global Recycling Day, to be held on 18 March, is intended to unite people across the world, highlighting the need to conserve the Earth's primary resources.


Solar-powered 3D printers trialled in Solomon Islands

08 March, 2018 by | Supplied by: Deakin University

Deakin University and Plan International Australia have successfully trialled technology capable of 3D printing plumbing and sanitation supplies using discarded plastics.


New life for old contact lenses

01 March, 2018 by | Supplied by: TerraCycle

Icon Eyewear is diverting contact lenses from landfill on behalf of the Sydney community, as part of a national recycling program operated by TerraCycle and Bausch + Lomb.


BeanAir wireless sensor network for in-tunnel air quality monitoring

01 March, 2018 by | Supplied by: Bestech Australia Pty Ltd

Bestech Australia introduces the wireless sensor network from BeanAir, suitable for monitoring emissions and air quality in tunnels.


5 ways recycling e-waste can benefit your business

27 February, 2018 by Warren Overton, CEO, Australia and New Zealand Recycling Platform | Supplied by: TechCollect

While throwing old cables and computers out with your general office waste may seem easy, the better business decision is to responsibly recycle your old or unused electronics.


Long-term solutions required to solve recycling crisis, says VWMA

23 February, 2018 by | Supplied by: Victorian Waste Management Association

Long-term solutions are needed to manage Victoria's growing growing waste and commingled recycling streams.


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