Only 57% of glass we put into our recycling bins is actually recycled, with the remaining 43% destined for landfill.
The summit gathered 200 delegates from government, industry and community sectors to address the problem of plastic waste.
PepsiCo and Clean Up Australia have launched a three-year program aimed at educating consumers on soft plastics recovery and increasing soft plastics recycling across Australia.
Queensland invests in studies to transform waste streams into products and create new jobs for the state.
A safety framework for PFAS (per- and poly-flouroalkyl substances) has been under discussion at the beginning of the new parliamentary year.
Businesses can no longer ignore Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) as a major waste stream.
Seven councils in Western Sydney are participating in the Green Caffeen initiative — a swap-and-go coffee cup scheme that will benefit cafes, coffee lovers and the environment.
With grants ranging from $50,000 to $300,000, recipients can roll out the Bin Trim program to track their waste, reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill and improve recycling.
UNSW Sydney's SMaRT Centre will receive almost $1 million from the state government to help commercialise its Microfactorie technology.
SUEZ and Yume have joined forces to tackle commercial food waste and combat the 4.1 million tonnes of surplus food going to waste each year.
Researchers from UNSW have discovered a novel way to turn banana plantation waste into packaging material that is not only biodegradable, but also recyclable.
Researchers have discovered a treatment to extract and re-use polyester from polyester/wool mix fabrics, which should help prevent textiles from going to landfill.