Waste

Vic awards first energy from waste licence

14 March, 2024

The Maryvale Energy from Waste project will process non-recyclable municipal solid waste that would otherwise go to landfill.


Australian urea plant commissions Linde Engineering

13 March, 2024 | Supplied by: Linde Australia

Perdaman is investing $4.5bn in the plant, which will convert natural gas into urea, a widely used fertiliser for food production.


Aussie innovation turns waste into energy 'gold'

29 February, 2024

New technology that turns waste into reusable goods for energy and agricultural applications is a step closer to commercialisation, following rigorous trials.


lululemon launches enzymatically recycled garments

23 February, 2024

'Plastic-eating' enzymes deployed by Australian enviro-tech startup Samsara Eco have helped athletic apparel brand lululemon to create apparel with a potentially infinite life.


Giving sewage sludge a second life

15 February, 2024

A team of scientists from the University of Córdoba has transformed sewage sludge into activated carbon, a material with useful industrial applications.


Plastics dominate Australian litter landscape

05 February, 2024 | Supplied by: Clean Up Australia Ltd

Clean Up Australia's most recent Litter Report has highlighted the magnitude of Australia's plastic waste problem.


$10m boost for Qld recycling

18 January, 2024

Small to medium-sized manufacturing and recycling businesses will be supported to adopt remanufacturing processes that reduce waste and energy costs.


Towards a circular packaging industry

12 January, 2024 | Supplied by: Interpack

With stringent European Commission regulations on the horizon, many packaging businesses are pursuing their own innovations to further the creation of a circular economy.


Team converts polyethylene waste into valuable chemicals

11 January, 2024

Polyethylene makes up the largest proportion of all plastic waste and primarily ends up in landfill.


Victorian PET recycling plant now operational

20 December, 2023

A $50 million facility capable of recycling the equivalent of up to one billion 600 ml PET plastic beverage bottles a year has commenced operations in Melbourne.


Sustainable metal production facility under construction

19 December, 2023

Epson Atmix is constructing a new factory that will recycle waste metal to produce raw material for metal powder.


$140 million to eliminate plastic pollution

13 December, 2023

A Cooperative Research Centre initiative led by Griffith University has received significant funding in the latest federal government CRC selection round.


Regional hospital installs Wastemaster

24 November, 2023

Tonnes of food waste from the Epworth Geelong kitchen is being converted to compost, reducing landfill and greenhouse gas emissions.


Blister pack partnership reaches recycling milestone

20 November, 2023

Blooms The Chemist and Pharmacycle are celebrating the success of their partnership, with over three million medicinal blister packs diverted from landfill.


Sydney street refreshed with recycled materials

15 November, 2023

In Sydney, around 120,000 glass jars and more than 200 tonnes of reclaimed asphalt were used to refresh a one-kilometre stretch of Clarence Street.


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