Waste > Recycling/re-using

Brewing up a renewable source of hydrogen peroxide

17 June, 2022

Scientists in Japan have developed a method of extracting hydrogen peroxide from spent coffee grounds and tea leaf residue.

Re.Group acquires Polytrade

01 June, 2022

Re.Group's acquisition of recycling service provider Polytrade will allow it to move further into value-adding of end products and remanufacturing within the domestic market.

Hotline launches to 'rescue' ugly produce from farms

16 May, 2022

Farmers can call the hotline so that ugly but good-to-eat produce that had been rejected by retailers can be rescued and sold to consumers.

Melbourne brothers unbox sustainable shipping packaging

16 May, 2022

Two brothers are working to tackle e-commerce's plastic contributions through the development of paper-based, compostable packaging.

New research eats through plastic waste

02 May, 2022

Able to digest plastic in a matter of days, scientists developed the enzyme with the help of machine learning.

Paving the way for a pristine future

01 May, 2022

Increasing sustainability can be as simple as using expanded polystyrene pods, which can reduce waste and concrete use.

Vic launches recycling grants program

29 April, 2022

The Vic Government is looking to fund projects that use materials subject to the national waste export bans, in a bid to transform the state's recycling sector.

Scientists upcycle polystyrene with sunlight

21 April, 2022

The technique uses light, polystyrene and a catalyst to produce the useful chemical benzoic acid.

Let's turbocharge recycling with a circular approach to policy

07 April, 2022 by Suzanne Toumbourou

As an integral gear in the circular economy, the recycling industry generates over $15 billion in value to the Australian economy.

Close the Loop expands packaging offerings in US

30 March, 2022

The recycling company has further expanded its presence in the United States with the launch of Close the Loop Packaging.

RMF gets additional $60m for advanced plastic recycling

28 March, 2022

The federal funding complements the $190 million already contributed from the Australian Government and will go towards advanced plastic recycling technology.

Enzyme plastic recycler receives capital investment

28 March, 2022

Samsara Eco, the developer of a repeatable technique to recycle plastics using a novel enzyme, has received investment from the CEFC.

Plastic bags see new life as concrete

24 March, 2022

Hundreds of thousands of soft plastic bags have been recycled into a concrete aggregate in Queensland, which has kept them from ending up in landfill.

Researchers build electrical device from household waste

15 March, 2022

Scientists in the UK have built a wearable electrical device from the sorts of rubbish that could be found in an office waste bin.

Circular economy in Brisbane: from building waste to roads

21 February, 2022

Rino Recycling gains approval to supply recycled material to the Department of Main Roads.

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