Waste

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.


Avian Machinery Agglomerator

31 October, 2019 | Supplied by: Avian Machinery Pty Ltd

The agglomerate system from Avian generates granules of plastic from recycled plastic.


AWRE opens tomorrow

29 October, 2019

The Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo opens tomorrow — bringing together the waste, recycling and resource recovery sector.


Brownfield landfill: the battle for airspace is won on the ground

28 October, 2019 by Nigel Ruxton | Supplied by: Golder Associates Pty Ltd

For the waste management sector, 'airspace' — a landfill's capacity to accept waste — equates to revenue.


Aqseptence Group Contra-Shear Milliscreen

24 October, 2019 | Supplied by: Aqseptence Group

The Contra-Shear Milliscreen from Aqseptence Group is a self-cleaning, internally fed, rotary fine screen.


Environmental packaging solutions

22 October, 2019 by Conrad Dykstra, Managing Director, Packline Solutions | Supplied by: Packline Solutions

The Amazon effect has caused an exponential rise in the use of packaging and freight, and as a result, environmental packaging solutions are on the rise.


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