Waste > Management

Grant gives BioPak go-ahead for composting infrastructure expansion

02 December, 2020

Grant winner BioPak will use the funding to develop and support its new nationwide program, The Compost Network.

Vic recycling revolution sees launch of new innovation centre

23 November, 2020

CEBIC has launched in Victoria, creating a collaborative hub to create solutions to reduce waste, increase recycling and reuse, and generate new revenue for Victorian businesses.

Sydney office towers fight food waste

23 October, 2020

Sydney's Grosvenor Place is combating food waste by installing a dehydration system that converts food waste into fertiliser.

Polyethylene: new catalyst breaks it down to boost value

20 October, 2020

A new method to molecularly deconstruct polyethylene could see the most commonly used form of plastic transformed into higher-value, widely used chemical compounds.

$15K fine for hazardous waste facility

13 October, 2020

Environmental Treatment Solutions has incurred a $15,000 fine for allegedly failing to safely store hazardous chemicals at its Minto waste facility.

Online masterclass: Managing petroleum-hydrocarbon-contaminated sites

06 October, 2020

Industry can potentially save millions with LNAPL management for better environmental outcomes. Find out more at an online masterclass.

Pasadena and Frewville Foodlands farewell single-use produce bags

15 September, 2020

Pasadena and Frewville Foodlands have introduced compostable bags throughout their stores for fresh fruit and vegetables, deli items and baked goods.

Victoria tackles pandemic-driven clinical waste surge

01 September, 2020

The Victorian Aged Care Response Centre has coordinated a cross-government effort to manage the hundredfold increase in clinical waste production.

Microrecycling science: revolutionising recycling and manufacturing

11 August, 2020

UNSW's SMaRT Centre has developed a ‘material microsurgery' technique that can extract valuable materials and elements from complex waste items and reform them.

Victorian waste-to-energy plant gets thumbs up

06 August, 2020

A waste-to-energy facility in Dandenong, Victoria, has been given the go-ahead after Great Southern Waste Technologies, assisted by SMEC, gained environmental approval.

Carapac crustacean-based packaging

21 July, 2020

Carapac is a sustainable, durable, home compostable plastic packaging alternative made from crustacean shell waste.

Manrags will recycle your glad rags

17 June, 2020

An initiative launched by CouriersPlease and sustainable sock company Manrags spells good news for textile recycling in Australia.

Guidelines unpack confusion over compostable plastic

06 May, 2020

APCO, ABA and AORA have released new guidelines to cut through confusion and help businesses decide when and where to use certified compostable plastic packaging.

COVID-19 causing plastic waste issues

01 May, 2020

The Australian Council of Recycling is calling for urgent action to manage the increased plastic waste being generated by Australians during the COVID-19 shutdown.

Report predicts bioplastics growth

02 April, 2020

With multiple environmental benefits, bioplastics could be vital in helping solve the world's plastic problem.

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