Waste

Beer waste gets a second life

16 April, 2021

US researchers have found a way to extract the protein and fibre from spent grain and use it to create new types of protein sources and biofuels.


Educating the next generation on the good, bad and ugly side of plastics

13 April, 2021 | Supplied by: Veolia Australia and New Zealand

In March 2021, schools across NSW and Victoria commenced the Plastic Oceans Australasia (POA) Schools Program, sponsored by Veolia Australia and New Zealand.


The sustainability initiative helping local wineries save

08 April, 2021

Seeing countless wine box dividers going into paper recycling every month, wine merchant Michael Zitzlaff thought there must be a way to reuse them.


Circularity — a crucial part of product development

07 April, 2021 | Supplied by: Sandvik

Circularity needs to be considered from the initial design process, otherwise it's already too late.


Winning design that turns peanut waste into packaging

06 April, 2021

A student-led packaging design that turns peanut waste into packaging for a food company has won a global award for sustainable innovative packaging.


Pig poo powers biogas plant

29 March, 2021

WELTEC BIOPOWER and Doranova have built a biogas plant in south-western Finland that runs entirely on liquid manure.


TSA accredited by Australian Government

23 March, 2021 | Supplied by: Tyre Stewardship Australia Limited

Tyre Stewardship Australia's scheme has been recognised as best practice product stewardship by the federal government.


Courier service helps Aussies recycle unwanted textiles

22 March, 2021

A partnership has resulted in 3989 textile collection bookings and 73,045 kg of textiles avoiding landfill, and saved 292,178 kg of greenhouse gases.


Waste survey finds >80% of food packaging unfit for home recycling

03 March, 2021

A survey assessing 82 popular food products has found that more than 80% feature packaging that cannot be put into home recycling bins.


Soft plastics cement Wyndham City's active transport strategy

02 March, 2021

An innovative concrete mix incorporating soft plastic has been used to build a footpath in Werribee, Victoria.


Packaged together

05 February, 2021 by Brent Gazzaniga | Supplied by: Martogg Group

Sally Williams (Sustainable Sally) joins forces with the Martogg Group in a combined effort to promote Australian, sustainable packaging solutions to brands and consumers.


Plastic waste pyrolysis ash converted to flash graphene

29 January, 2021

Chemists from Rice University in Texas have converted pyrolysed ash from plastic recycling into graphene using a Joule heating process.


Fuel from cardboard waste

28 January, 2021

Korean researchers have developed a microorganism capable of producing biodiesel precursors from lignocellulosic biomass such as discarded cardboard boxes.


$3m for joint UNSW recycling tech project

22 January, 2021

UNSW Sydney will take part in a collaborative project to develop technology that will divert up to 10,000 tonnes of paper and plastic waste into construction materials for building roads.


Turbocharge for Vic recycling infrastructure

19 January, 2021

Victoria's recycling infrastructure is set for a turbocharge, with the federal and state governments making major investments to double the state's domestic recycling capacity.


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