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%.

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.

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.

Plastic recycling pilot tackles healthcare waste stream

14 October, 2021

The NSW Circular initiative showed how one Sydney hospital tackled its clinical waste stream by recycling ampoules and needle caps into new building materials.

Tyre Stewardship Australia calls for vigilance as used tyre export ban looms

08 October, 2021 | Supplied by: Tyre Stewardship Australia Limited

TSA issues an alert as the federal government's waste export ban on all whole used or baled tyres comes into effect on 1 December 2021.

'DROP SWAP SMILE' initiative to help divert toothbrushes from landfill

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

Launched together with Veolia and Shaver Shop, Oral-B's DROP SWAP SMILE initiative aims to help give Australians a new way to dispose of their used toothbrushes more sustainably.

Plastic can be upcycled into nanomaterials and fuel

30 September, 2021

Researchers have developed a clean and cost-effective way to upcycle used plastic, transforming it into valuable nanomaterials and high-quality fuel.

Brisbane investors buy recycling business

27 September, 2021

Queensland Recycling Technologies (QRT) has purchased the recycling business assets of a prominent private company based in Eagle Farm.

Recycled beverage cartons to be used as building materials

23 September, 2021

Australian builders will soon be able to replace plywood, particle board and plaster board with low-carbon construction boards made from packaging waste.

UNTHA ZR dual shaft shredder

17 September, 2021 | Supplied by: FOCUS enviro

UNTHA has revealed the ZR two shaft shredder.

USQ receives funding to tackle Australia's waste problem

17 September, 2021 | Supplied by: University of Southern Queensland

Minister for Education Alan Tudge has announced $2m for the 'New Options for Waste and Saving the Environment' (NO WASTE) project to refresh recycling and upcycling processes.

Food waste could be converted into batteries

16 September, 2021

Researchers found that the fibre component in food waste was the key to develop advanced carbon materials that could be used as a battery anode.

$7 million recycling boost for regional and remote Australia

15 September, 2021

The government funding will help build new or expand existing recycling facilities in remote and regional areas of Australia.

Energy from Waste Infrastructure Plan in NSW

15 September, 2021 | Supplied by: Cleanaway

Cleanaway noted that the new plan limits the development of energy-from-waste facilities to four priority infrastructure areas, all of which are located outside the Sydney Basin.

Government grant scheme for composting developments

15 September, 2021

The NSW Government is accepting applications for grants of up to $2 million for projects that help process organic waste into useful materials.

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