Healthcare waste recycling initiative to repurpose IV bags

07 May, 2024

New Zealand's Southern Cross Healthcare has embraced a recycling initiative in which its IV bags are given new life as a surface cover in children's playgrounds.

Tackling plastic waste in health care

29 April, 2024 | Supplied by: Recycle Wise

With the support of APR Plastics, Recycle Wise has initiated a service previously missing in the healthcare industry.

How the perfect blend of tyres and plastic led to a sulfur-free oil

26 April, 2024

When tyres are broken down, the oil formed normally contains hazardous sulfur-containing compounds, presenting a challenge for the safe upcycling of tyre waste.

From glass waste to energy-efficient bricks

26 April, 2024

Typical brick production produces harmful emissions and puts a strain on natural resources, particularly clay. Australian researchers might have a solution.

Transforming pill packaging into fencing

22 April, 2024

The Vinyl Council of Australia is collaborating with several Australian industry partners to recycle waste PVC pharmaceutical blister packaging.

New partnership to focus on textile recycling

18 April, 2024

Textile Recyclers Australia has joined forces with the ARC Research Hub for Microrecycling of Battery and Consumer Wastes to combat the huge problem of textile waste.

TerraCycle marks a decade of recycling in ANZ

03 April, 2024 | Supplied by: TerraCycle

During its time in the region, the Australian and New Zealand TerraCycle network has grown from just a few thousand to more than 1.2 million TerraCyclers.

Eco nappies could release nutrients into the earth

25 March, 2024

Researchers are developing sustainable sanitary products made from food waste that can either be flushed down the toilet or composted to fertilise crops.

Why private investment is key to a plastic circular economy

21 March, 2024 by Jacob Duer, President and CEO of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste | Supplied by: The Alliance to End Plastic Waste

To get to a future where plastic circularity is a scalable reality, significant investment needs to step up along the entire value chain or we will fail.

UNSW innovation extends the life of plastic waste

21 March, 2024

The new method, which also removes dyes from the original plastic waste, has attracted the attention of the Arnott's Group.

Vic awards first energy from waste licence

14 March, 2024

The Maryvale Energy from Waste project will process non-recyclable municipal solid waste that would otherwise go to landfill.

Australian urea plant commissions Linde Engineering

13 March, 2024 | Supplied by: Linde Australia

Perdaman is investing $4.5bn in the plant, which will convert natural gas into urea, a widely used fertiliser for food production.

Aussie innovation turns waste into energy 'gold'

29 February, 2024

New technology that turns waste into reusable goods for energy and agricultural applications is a step closer to commercialisation, following rigorous trials.

lululemon launches enzymatically recycled garments

23 February, 2024

'Plastic-eating' enzymes deployed by Australian enviro-tech startup Samsara Eco have helped athletic apparel brand lululemon to create apparel with a potentially infinite life.

Giving sewage sludge a second life

15 February, 2024

A team of scientists from the University of Córdoba has transformed sewage sludge into activated carbon, a material with useful industrial applications.

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