Waste > Management

$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.

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.

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