Waste > Recycling/re-using

West Melbourne welcomes paper sorting facility

19 July, 2019

A $2.5 million paper sorting facility has opened in Truganina, West Melbourne, to process 39,000 tonnes of recycled paper a year.

High-spec fuel from waste using mobile shredder

18 July, 2019

Knox Recycling has installed an Austrian-made 37-tonne mobile machine configured by FOCUS Enviro to process commercial, industrial and wood waste into PEF.

Is our recycling heading to Indonesia?

08 July, 2019

ACOR has confirmed that the Indonesia-bound shipping container at the centre of recent media reports was sent by an Australian recycling company.

NZ biorefinery turns e‑waste into valuable metal

08 July, 2019

Mint Innovation has constructed a working biorefinery to demonstrate technology that can recover valuable metals from e-waste.

Concrete evidence that glass can replace sand

11 June, 2019

Researchers from the Deakin School of Engineering have discovered that recycled or waste glass can substitute sand when making polymer concrete.

Project creates flexible packaging from post-consumer plastic

11 June, 2019

Project Proof, an initiative led by packaging and paper company Mondi Group, has shown that unclean, raw, post-consumer recycled content can be used to create new flexible packaging.

Product transformation messages inspire recycling

31 May, 2019

Research from Penn State University and Boston College has shown that US consumers are inspired to recycle if they are prompted to think about how recyclables become new products.

One man's mission for a better resource recovery industry

23 May, 2019

Danish entrepreneur works with STEINERT to turn incineration bottom ash into pure metal fractions of raw-material quality.

Not dead yet: resurrecting the circular economy

21 May, 2019

Most Australians recognise that extracting resources to make products that we use and then throw away is unsustainable. There is a call to shift to a circular economy...

Metso M&J K-series pre-shredders

14 May, 2019

Metso has expanded its waste recycling product range with the launch of its M&J K-series pre-shredders.

Flying kangaroo goes green

13 May, 2019

Qantas has raised the sustainability bar for the airline industry by launching what is claimed to be the world's first zero-waste commercial flight.

Next-gen plastic could revolutionise recycling

13 May, 2019

Researchers have designed a recyclable plastic that can be broken down to molecular constituents and then rebuilt, without compromising performance or quality.

Transform program fights food waste

13 May, 2019

A new program steered by the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre aims to transform food waste into innovative high-value products.

Queensland demand boosts reverse vending machine production

17 April, 2019

SAGE Automation has increased production of its smart container deposit machines following the successful uptake of Queensland's Containers for Change scheme, launched in November 2018.

Industry response to 60 Minutes program

16 April, 2019

The Australian recycling industry has jointly responded to footage aired on current affairs program 60 Minutes, arguing that the program did not accurately convey the achievements of the industry.

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