Waste > Recycling/re-using

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.


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.


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.


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.


Melbourne City considers new waste and resource recovery strategy

15 April, 2019

City of Melbourne councillors will consider the Waste and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030, which proposes a domestic food waste collection service and more shared waste hubs for businesses.


Support Australian recycled and get designing

15 April, 2019

The Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia has opened design submissions for the label, calling on 'one and all' to get involved.


Think tank to combat e-waste

11 April, 2019

A new independent think tank — Ewaste Watch — is launching in Australia to tackle the nation's accumulating e-waste.


New ACOR Chairman set to lead discussion on circular economy

04 April, 2019

Close the Loop's Peter Tamblyn has been announced as Chairman of the Australian Council of Recycling, with the appointment set to boost discussion on the circular economy.


Study reveals 94% of Australians are messing up recycling

20 March, 2019

New research highlights a staggering 94% of Australians are making recycling mistakes despite 60% being extremely confident in their recycling habits.


Hunter region gets green underfoot

14 March, 2019

Crushed glass sand and recycled plastic strips have been used in a footpath construction project in the Hunter region, trialling environmentally sustainable materials.


Recycled plastics and glass pave the road ahead in the ACT

06 March, 2019

Downer and Roads ACT have partnered with Close the Loop to repurpose plastics and glass to make asphalt.


Flexiroc Equine Air horse track surface

04 March, 2019

Equine Air is a horse track surface made from a mix of recycled tyre rubber. The product can be used for synthetic fibre tracks, sand tracks, mounting yards, horse walks and associated areas.


Poll results support red-bin recycling

28 February, 2019

A NSW poll has shown strong public support for red-bin recycling, affirming the state government's recent move to secure the future of the alternative waste treatment industry.


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