Waste

Professor Veena Sahajwalla named Australian of the Year NSW in 2022

16 November, 2021

UNSW SMaRT Centre Director and microrecycling scientist Professor Veena Sahajwalla has been named as the Australian of the Year, New South Wales in 2022.


REDcycle partners with iQ Renew to boost soft plastic recovery

12 November, 2021

The partnership of REDcycle and iQ Renew will help to transform the resource recovery of plastic waste, eventually creating packaging-to-packaging recycling.


CEFC green hydrogen funds to fuel zero-emission truck project

08 November, 2021 | Supplied by: Clean Energy Finance Corporation

CEFC's first investment under the Advancing Hydrogen Fund will help develop a local hydrogen economy while driving down emissions in the transport sector.


Recyclables facility opens in SA during National Recycling Week

08 November, 2021 | Supplied by: Re.Group Pty Ltd

The South Australian facility is designed to process 60,000 tonnes of yellow bin recyclables every year and meet the Council of Australian Government's Export Ban requirements.


Envirosuite partners with Aeroqual

05 November, 2021 | Supplied by: Envirosuite Operations Pty Ltd

The partnership will join Envirosuite and Aeroqual technologies to help solve complex air quality challenges across mining, waste, wastewater and industrial sectors.


Waste collection vehicles drive environmental change in Whyalla

05 November, 2021 | Supplied by: Veolia Australia and New Zealand

New collection vehicles launched by Veolia and Whyalla City Council are set to do more than pick up the towns' recycling and waste.


Vic EPA appoints first Chief Investigator

02 November, 2021

The Environment Protection Authority has appointed Ernestina Di Marco as its first Chief Investigator.


EXAIR Industrial Vacuum Systems

01 November, 2021 | Supplied by: Compressed Air Australia Pty Ltd

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


Kerbside waste to be recycled to make tram stops

29 October, 2021

Recycled plastics from kerbside waste will be used to create modular tram stops in Melbourne.


Infrastructure moves towards net zero emissions

22 October, 2021 | Supplied by: Infrastructure Sustainability Council

Last financial year, projects certified by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council cut energy-related emissions by 43% and materials-related emissions by 56%.


Envirosuite wins nine-year NASA contract

22 October, 2021 | Supplied by: Envirosuite Operations Pty Ltd

Envirosuite has been contracted by NASA to manage the noise pollution associated with its US domestic supersonic travel strategy.


From waste to worth for Australian mushroom growers

15 October, 2021

For every kilo of mushrooms harvested, up to 3 kg is wasted — The Growth Drivers developed an award-winning Mushroom Waste Strategy to help solve this issue.


Plastic recycling pilot tackles healthcare waste stream

14 October, 2021

The NSW Circular initiative showed how one Sydney hospital tackled its clinical waste stream by recycling ampoules and needle caps into new building materials.


Tyre Stewardship Australia calls for vigilance as used tyre export ban looms

08 October, 2021 | Supplied by: Tyre Stewardship Australia Limited

TSA issues an alert as the federal government's waste export ban on all whole used or baled tyres comes into effect on 1 December 2021.


'DROP SWAP SMILE' initiative to help divert toothbrushes from landfill

05 October, 2021 | Supplied by: Veolia Australia and New Zealand

Launched together with Veolia and Shaver Shop, Oral-B's DROP SWAP SMILE initiative aims to help give Australians a new way to dispose of their used toothbrushes more sustainably.


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