Waste

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.


Close the Loop expands packaging offerings in US

30 March, 2022 | Supplied by: Close the Loop Limited

The recycling company has further expanded its presence in the United States with the launch of Close the Loop Packaging.


Enzyme plastic recycler receives capital investment

28 March, 2022 | Supplied by: Clean Energy Finance Corporation

Samsara Eco, the developer of a repeatable technique to recycle plastics using a novel enzyme, has received investment from the CEFC.


RMF gets additional $60m for advanced plastic recycling

28 March, 2022

The federal funding complements the $190 million already contributed from the Australian Government and will go towards advanced plastic recycling technology.


Plastic bags see new life as concrete

24 March, 2022

Hundreds of thousands of soft plastic bags have been recycled into a concrete aggregate in Queensland, which has kept them from ending up in landfill.


NWRIC announces new CEO

18 March, 2022 | Supplied by: National Waste & Recycling Industry Council

Rick Ralph has been appointed as the CEO of the National Waste and Recycling Industry Council.


Researchers build electrical device from household waste

15 March, 2022

Scientists in the UK have built a wearable electrical device from the sorts of rubbish that could be found in an office waste bin.


EXAIR Industrial Vacuum Systems

01 March, 2022 | Supplied by: Compressed Air Australia Pty Ltd

EXAIR manufactures industrial duty vacuums for chip removal, liquid transfer and cleaning.


Qld aims to halve food waste by 2030

23 February, 2022

Queenslanders are being urged to have a better relationship with their food as the state looks to halve its food waste by 2030.


National scheme to redirect 90% of used batteries

21 February, 2022

From tools to toys, wristwatches to remote controls, alarm clocks to portable radios — there are currently over 150 million loose or removable used batteries waiting to be disposed of.


From PPE to water, vinegar: a circular solution to healthcare waste

21 February, 2022

Researchers have used a hydrothermal deconstruction process to convert PPE waste into water and vinegar.


Circular economy in Brisbane: from building waste to roads

21 February, 2022 | Supplied by: Rino Recycling

Rino Recycling gains approval to supply recycled material to the Department of Main Roads.


Advancing plastics recycling in Australia

16 February, 2022

Qenos and Cleanaway are planning to develop a feasibility study of plastic-to-plastic advanced recycling, which has been welcomed by the Australian Food and Grocery Council.


Sydney Water to educate businesses about greasy waste

08 February, 2022 | Supplied by: Sydney Water Corporation

Sydney Water is partnering with the Restaurant and Catering Association of Australia (R&CA) to tackle the problem of fats, oils and greases (FOGS) and reduce fatbergs.


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