Waste

Your old jeans could be turned into artificial cartilage

10 August, 2018 by

Old denim jeans are set to find new life as artificial cartilage for joint reconstruction, thanks to advanced textile recycling methods being pioneered at Deakin University.


Road built out of plastic bags, glass and printer cartridges

03 August, 2018 by

Integrated services company Downer partnered closely with Close the Loop to innovatively tailor waste products such as soft plastics to suit a road construction application.


Councils reinforce concrete with recycled plastic

03 August, 2018 by

Australian councils are using recycled polypropylene (PP) plastic waste in the form of 'Emesh' to reinforce concrete pavements and other infrastructure.


VWMA to tackle rising insurance costs

02 August, 2018 by

The Victorian Waste Management Association (VWMA) has begun work to develop a package of support to tackle rising insurance costs for its members.


Waste reduction grants awarded to WA community groups

02 August, 2018 by

Twenty-six community groups are set to share in $242,657 to reduce waste, improve recycling and provide community education.


Smart plastics make the circular economy go round

23 July, 2018 by | Supplied by: Diversified Exhibitions Australia

Smarter sustainable solutions may be on the horizon for the Australasian waste and recycling landscape.


Cleanaway contracted to clean up Queensland

23 July, 2018 by

Cleanaway Waste Management has taken delivery of 18 Scania 6x4 prime movers (six G 480s and 12 R 560 V8s) to service a new contract with a major Queensland council.


Clever waste management system for our waterways

17 July, 2018 by

Designed to reduce and ultimately eliminate pollution in our waterways, the Seabin is a simple concept coupled with an innovative design.


Internet of sewers being discussed at Waste Expo Australia 2018

16 July, 2018 by | Supplied by: Waste Expo

Waste Expo Australia will return to Melbourne from 3–4 October and will include the new Wastewater Summit in 2018.


Simpro Hiflow bin lift system

16 July, 2018 by | Supplied by: Simpro Handling Equipment

Hiflow is a high-capacity bin lift system that is designed to grip, lift and empty bins up to 1100 L.


Taking a leaf out of the local recycled organics book

12 July, 2018 by | Supplied by: Centre for Organic Research & Education (CORE)

How can the lessons learned with recycled organics help the rest of the resource recovery industry refocus post China Sword Policy?


Fight Food Waste CRC officially opened

12 July, 2018 by Lauren Davis

The Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre officially commenced operations on 1 July, less than three months after receiving a $30m grant from the Australian Government.


Recycling program seeks to eliminate label waste

11 July, 2018 by | Supplied by: Avery Dennison Materials

Three unlikely allies have come together to collaborate on a recycling program that seeks to deliver zero waste to landfills.


NSW Govt funding to blunt China's National Sword

06 July, 2018 by

NSW Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton has announced $9.5m in funding for better waste recycling projects to counter the effects of China's National Sword policy.


E-waste growing three times faster than general waste

06 July, 2018 by | Supplied by: Sustainability Victoria

Electronic waste is growing up to three times faster than general municipal waste in Australia, and Sustainability Victoria wants it to stop.


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