Waste

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.


Australian beach plastic pollution has reduced by a third

17 June, 2022 | Supplied by: CSIRO

The CSIRO has released research that shows the level of plastics pollution on beaches has been cut by almost a third.


Out of puff: end-of-life plan needed for wind turbine blades

17 June, 2022

Tens of thousands of wind turbine blades will end up in landfill within a decade unless end-of-life programs are established, according to a study led by UniSA.


$15 million to advance e-waste resource recovery

07 June, 2022

Scipher Technologies has received $15m in funding to advance urban mining technologies that optimise raw material and commodity recovery contained in end-of-life electronic and electrical equipment.


The e-waste crunch: why Australian organisations need to move away from a discard mentality

06 June, 2022 by Michael Dyson, VP of Sales, APAC at SOTI | Supplied by: SOTI Inc. Australia

SOTI's latest research report, Reduce, Reuse, Rethink: From Discard Mentality to Tech Sustainability, highlights the premature disposal of devices in enterprise settings.


REMONDIS Australia acquires ETS

01 June, 2022 | Supplied by: Remondis Australia Pty Ltd

ETS, the hazardous waste and dangerous goods processing and disposal operator, has been acquired by REMONDIS Australia following a recent joint venture.


Re.Group acquires Polytrade

01 June, 2022 | Supplied by: Re.Group Pty Ltd

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.


Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo returns to Sydney

31 May, 2022 | Supplied by: Diversified Communications Australia

Running from 24–25 August at the ICC Sydney, the AWRE is designed for the waste, recycling and resource recovery sector.


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.


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.


SA's record biosolid yield a poo-tential win for farmers

09 May, 2022 | Supplied by: SA Water

Tens of thousands of tonnes of biosolids are collected each year to be provided to farmers as a means of soil improvement.


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.


Vic launches recycling grants program

29 April, 2022 | Supplied by: Sustainability Victoria

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 | Supplied by: Australian Council of Recycling

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


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