Waste

From dead tyres to liquid fuels

20 December, 2021

Australia generates around 450,000 tonnes or 56 million of end-of-life tyres on average, every year.


70,000 tonnes of opportunity, and local councils are showing us how to take advantage of it

17 December, 2021 | Supplied by: Tyre Stewardship Australia Limited

The Tyre Export Ban came into effect on 1 December 2021 and Australia now has a challenge: what do we do with the 70,000 tonnes of tyres once sent offshore each year?


How waste management operators are dealing with new challenges to operate in residential areas as land conflicts arise

14 December, 2021 by Alex Zamudio, Environmental Intelligence Advisor at Envirosuite | Supplied by: Envirosuite Operations Pty Ltd

Communities are increasingly impatient about slow and indecisive responses to odour complaints, so it is more important than ever that operators can minimise uncertainty.


Tyrecycle launches $10m tyre recycling plant

06 December, 2021 | Supplied by: Tyrecycle

Tyrecycle has launched a tyre recycling plant that will be able to deal with tonnes of tyre waste produced in Australia each year, previously sent offshore.


Professor Veena Sahajwalla named Australian of the Year NSW in 2022

16 November, 2021

UNSW SMaRT Centre Director and microrecycling scientist Professor Veena Sahajwalla has been named as the Australian of the Year, New South Wales in 2022.


REDcycle partners with iQ Renew to boost soft plastic recovery

12 November, 2021

The partnership of REDcycle and iQ Renew will help to transform the resource recovery of plastic waste, eventually creating packaging-to-packaging recycling.


CEFC green hydrogen funds to fuel zero-emission truck project

08 November, 2021 | Supplied by: Clean Energy Finance Corporation

CEFC's first investment under the Advancing Hydrogen Fund will help develop a local hydrogen economy while driving down emissions in the transport sector.


Recyclables facility opens in SA during National Recycling Week

08 November, 2021 | Supplied by: Re.Group Pty Ltd

The South Australian facility is designed to process 60,000 tonnes of yellow bin recyclables every year and meet the Council of Australian Government's Export Ban requirements.


Waste collection vehicles drive environmental change in Whyalla

05 November, 2021 | Supplied by: Veolia Australia and New Zealand

New collection vehicles launched by Veolia and Whyalla City Council are set to do more than pick up the towns' recycling and waste.


Envirosuite partners with Aeroqual

05 November, 2021 | Supplied by: Envirosuite Operations Pty Ltd

The partnership will join Envirosuite and Aeroqual technologies to help solve complex air quality challenges across mining, waste, wastewater and industrial sectors.


Vic EPA appoints first Chief Investigator

02 November, 2021

The Environment Protection Authority has appointed Ernestina Di Marco as its first Chief Investigator.


Kerbside waste to be recycled to make tram stops

29 October, 2021

Recycled plastics from kerbside waste will be used to create modular tram stops in Melbourne.


Envirosuite wins nine-year NASA contract

22 October, 2021 | Supplied by: Envirosuite Operations Pty Ltd

Envirosuite has been contracted by NASA to manage the noise pollution associated with its US domestic supersonic travel strategy.


Infrastructure moves towards net zero emissions

22 October, 2021 | Supplied by: Infrastructure Sustainability Council

Last financial year, projects certified by the Infrastructure Sustainability Council cut energy-related emissions by 43% and materials-related emissions by 56%.


From waste to worth for Australian mushroom growers

15 October, 2021

For every kilo of mushrooms harvested, up to 3 kg is wasted — The Growth Drivers developed an award-winning Mushroom Waste Strategy to help solve this issue.


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