Waste > Recycling/re-using

Australia signs up to help end global plastic pollution

16 November, 2022

Minister Tanya Plibersek has announced that Australia will join a global effort to help end plastic pollution by 2040 but some questions remain...


Pact's billion-bottle recycling project wins award in National Recycling Week

10 November, 2022

During National Recycling Week this year, Pact Group has won an award for its PET plastic recycling facility that recycles around 1 billion bottles a year.


REDcycle collection program on pause

09 November, 2022

REDcycle has announced that its soft plastics collection program will be on a temporary pause prompting others to call for more mandatory action from govenrment.


Initiative to help SMEs switch to sustainable packaging

03 November, 2022

An industry education initiative has been launched to help small businesses make the switch to sustainable packaging and adopt the Australasian Recycling Label.


Closing the waste loop at marathon event in Vic

10 October, 2022

The Nike Melbourne Marathon Festival this month delivered a more sustainable approach to waste with help from compostable cups supplied by Detpak.


Taking charge of battery waste — a government-backed scheme

06 October, 2022

The B-cycle scheme has doubled the national collection rate of batteries, recycling the equivalent of 38 million AA batteries in its first six months.


Defence ration packs go green

01 October, 2022

A collaboration between Veolia and the Department of Defence is recycling hundreds of kilograms of expired ration packs originally destined for landfill.


Switch to eco-conscious plastic alternatives for the 2025 national packaging targets

01 October, 2022

Our use of plastic is increasing, and across the world it is predicted to double by 2040. The current rate of plastic recycling in Australia is approximately 13%, with more than 85% ending up in landfill and generating plastic waste.


Circular construction: making bricks from industrial waste

27 September, 2022

Flinders University is working on more sustainable alternatives for building materials made from waste products.


Independent review of Australia's Tyre Product Stewardship Scheme

26 September, 2022

The Independent review is the start of TSA's wide industry and community consultation on sustainable value going forward.


Going full circle: from fruit waste to food packaging

19 September, 2022

The European ECOFUNCO project's goal is to use waste from the agricultural and food industry for food packaging and personal hygiene use.


Turning bioplastic into valuable product

08 September, 2022

Researchers from Washington State University have developed a method to convert a common plastic waste into a resin used in 3D printing for upcycled products.


Manufacturer makes the most of agricultural waste

08 September, 2022

An Australian manufacturer called Extracta is set to use agricultural waste to produce ingredients for the nutraceutical, food and cosmetic industries.


Glass-recycling bins roll out in Victorian council areas

01 September, 2022

Victorian households will soon gain access to a fourth bin to make recycling more efficient, diverting tonnes of waste from the landfill.


Waste Expo Australia announces conference agenda

01 September, 2022

Spread across two days, the event will feature product showcases and talks by experts in the recycling and waste management industry.


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