Waste > Management

Report predicts bioplastics growth

02 April, 2020

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

Industry gets behind National Plastics Summit

02 March, 2020

The summit gathered 200 delegates from government, industry and community sectors to address the problem of plastic waste.

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.

AWRE opens tomorrow

29 October, 2019

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

Environmental packaging solutions

22 October, 2019 by Conrad Dykstra, Managing Director, 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.

Adding a perk to concrete with coffee grounds

21 October, 2019

Looking to divert used coffee grounds from landfill, a coffee-loving engineering lecturer and his students from RMIT University turned to the construction industry.

EPA ban will threaten NSW environment and economy, says ACOR

17 October, 2019

ACOR is concerned that the NSW EPA's proposed ban on resource recovery from municipal solid waste will negatively impact the state's environment and economy.

Kellogg's takes the Yume Pledge

16 October, 2019

In a bid to reduce food waste, Kellogg's Australia will list surplus raw materials via a platform designed by Yume — an innovative online B2B marketplace for the sale of quality surplus food.

Report says e-waste will double by 2050

14 October, 2019

Ahead of International E-Waste Day, the United Nations University has released a report estimating that global e-waste will more than double by 2050 to reach approximately 111 million tonnes per year.

NSW and Vic not fantastic on plastic, says WWF

10 October, 2019

WWF-Australia has rated the nation's states and territories on their efforts to tackle single-use plastics — NSW and Victoria fall at the bottom of the scorecard.

Solving South Africa's mounting tyre problem

03 October, 2019

Green Distillation Technologies has signed an agreement worth up to $50 million to establish up to five tyre recycling plants in South Africa.

Plasma gasification: a way to boost the circular economy

25 September, 2019 by Spyridon Achinas*

It is essential to obtain a better understanding of plasma gasification (PG) and its impacts on the environment, society and the economy. PG is a technology that could be used to divert waste from landfill.

EPA waste disposal guidelines for C&D industry in NSW

19 September, 2019

The NSW EPA has published two documents to help the construction and demolition industry strengthen their waste disposal processes.

Australia wasting recycling potential

18 September, 2019

An EY report has revealed that — by failing to correctly handle our recyclable materials — Australia could be missing out on $324 million each year.

Sending PFAS packing, permanently

13 September, 2019

In response to growing demand for an effective way to permanently remove PFAS from the environment, AECOM has collaborated with the University of Georgia to devise a reliable, permanent and cost-effective solution.

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