Waste > Landfill

Plastic waste building in Australian waters

09 October, 2023

With tonnes of household and industrial plastics breaking down annually in Australia, researchers are looking into how waste is building in Australian waters. 

Research: From coffee to concrete

28 August, 2023

Australian engineers have found a way of making 30% stronger concrete with roasted used coffee grounds.

Tackling plastic pollution and restoring oceans with material ingenuity

19 July, 2023

On a mission to tackle the ever-growing issue of plastic pollution, ULUU’s goal is to replace traditional plastics with a clean, sustainable process.

Trial solution for aged care waste problem

20 March, 2023

Essity has launched a large-scale trial to find a better way to dispose of used incontinence products.

reDirecting material from landfill

17 October, 2022

CDE has installed a waste recycling plant for reDirect Recycling at its site in Wetherill Park to divert waste from landfill and to recover valuable resources.

Rocket Composter takes off in Australia

03 August, 2020

A community farm in Victoria will divert 200–300 kg of food and green waste from landfill every day using the Rocket Composter from Tidy Planet.

Landfill waste crisis the focus of new research hub

02 July, 2020

A new research hub designed to address Australia's overflowing landfill waste is now being developed.

On-tap bubbles save glass from landfill

12 March, 2020

Only 57% of glass we put into our recycling bins is actually recycled, with the remaining 43% destined for landfill.

Partnership strengthens fight against commercial food waste

17 December, 2019

SUEZ and Yume have joined forces to tackle commercial food waste and combat the 4.1 million tonnes of surplus food going to waste each year.

Making landfills a thing of the past

01 November, 2019

The Repurpose It C&D washing plant in Victoria converts typically untreatable waste materials into high-value resources.

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

28 October, 2019 by Nigel Ruxton

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

Recycled product innovation gets funding boost

08 October, 2019

Sustainability Victoria is providing $1.6 million in funding to projects that are developing products sourced from recycled glass, plastic, paper and e-waste.

Coles to trial zero waste to landfill store

30 September, 2019

Coles is trialling a zero waste to landfill supermarket at Wentworth Point to kickstart a boost in sustainable processes throughout its stores.

Researchers make biocomposites from discarded stone

26 September, 2019

Researchers at The University of British Columbia Okanagan are using polymers and natural stone slurry waste to make environmentally friendly stone composites.

Two-day hackathon brainstorms better food future

17 September, 2019

UNSW and OzHarvest joined forces in early September to host a hackathon, where students workshopped the question: how can we reduce residential food waste in high-density urban environments?

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