Waste > Recycling/re-using

lululemon launches enzymatically recycled garments

23 February, 2024

'Plastic-eating' enzymes deployed by Australian enviro-tech startup Samsara Eco have helped athletic apparel brand lululemon to create apparel with a potentially infinite life.

Giving sewage sludge a second life

15 February, 2024

A team of scientists from the University of Córdoba has transformed sewage sludge into activated carbon, a material with useful industrial applications.

$10m boost for Qld recycling

18 January, 2024

Small to medium-sized manufacturing and recycling businesses will be supported to adopt remanufacturing processes that reduce waste and energy costs.

Towards a circular packaging industry

12 January, 2024

With stringent European Commission regulations on the horizon, many packaging businesses are pursuing their own innovations to further the creation of a circular economy.

Team converts polyethylene waste into valuable chemicals

11 January, 2024

Polyethylene makes up the largest proportion of all plastic waste and primarily ends up in landfill.

Victorian PET recycling plant now operational

20 December, 2023

A $50 million facility capable of recycling the equivalent of up to one billion 600 ml PET plastic beverage bottles a year has commenced operations in Melbourne.

Sustainable metal production facility under construction

19 December, 2023

Epson Atmix is constructing a new factory that will recycle waste metal to produce raw material for metal powder.

Regional hospital installs Wastemaster

24 November, 2023

Tonnes of food waste from the Epworth Geelong kitchen is being converted to compost, reducing landfill and greenhouse gas emissions.

Blister pack partnership reaches recycling milestone

20 November, 2023

Blooms The Chemist and Pharmacycle are celebrating the success of their partnership, with over three million medicinal blister packs diverted from landfill.

Sydney street refreshed with recycled materials

15 November, 2023

In Sydney, around 120,000 glass jars and more than 200 tonnes of reclaimed asphalt were used to refresh a one-kilometre stretch of Clarence Street.

Recycle Mate: helping to recycle packaging

13 November, 2023 by Nerida Kelton FAIP, Executive Director, AIP; Vice President Sustainability & Save Food, WPO

Australian consumers want more information about how to recycle packaging so the ARL program has collaborated with the Recycle Mate platform to help make a difference.

Construction waste recovery facility to open in Brisbane

06 November, 2023

Rino Recycling is set to open its $95m high-tech waste recycling facility in Pinkenba, which will be capable of processing 475 tonnes of assorted waste an hour.

Carbon fibre recycling method showing potential

31 October, 2023

Ultra-light cars made from recycled carbon fibre are a step closer, thanks to a new method of recycling developed at UNSW Canberra.

Eye surgery waste recycling project at NZ hospital

30 October, 2023

The Southern Cross Healthcare team have paired up with Johnson & Johnson to repurpose 10,000 disposal lens delivery systems that were previously sent to landfill or burnt.

Brisbane technology for waste-to-energy plant in Manila

20 October, 2023

Cyclion has signed a partnership with the Philippines government to build a waste-to-energy plant that converts plastics and biomass into electricity and energy.

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