Waste > Recycling/re-using

'Plastic-eating' enzymes to help combat textile waste

27 February, 2023

Scientists at the University of Portsmouth are using enzyme technology to develop a solution for the growing pile of polyester clothing waste.

saveBOARD: turning beverage cartons to construction products

22 February, 2023

saveBOARD has opened its first recycling facility in Australia, processing beverage cartons that would end up in landfill into sturdy construction material.

Veolia wins resource recovery contract with Gold Coast

03 February, 2023

Veolia plans to uplift resource recovery by 5% for the City of Gold Coast after winning a $280 million contract.

CEMAC partners with resource recovery specialist BHS Sonthofen

03 February, 2023

CEMAC technologies has announced its new local partnership with recycling and resource recovery specialist BHS Sonthofen, which is based in Germany.

From mixed plastic to fuel: improving the process  

27 January, 2023

A study has found it may be possible to improve the process of recycling hard-to-recycle mixed plastics and generate fuel as a byproduct.

CEO Insights: Lina Goodman, Tyre Stewardship Australia

16 January, 2023

Many challenges are forcing businesses to focus on short-term survival, but opportunities for growth may lie outside our cities...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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