Waste

Next step to understanding stored carbon dioxide

14 March, 2019

Construction of two shallow observation wells has been successfully completed as part of a new carbon capture and storage project.


Hunter region gets green underfoot

14 March, 2019

Crushed glass sand and recycled plastic strips have been used in a footpath construction project in the Hunter region, trialling environmentally sustainable materials.


Call for Canberra to enact five major waste strategies

13 March, 2019

ACOR and national recycling campaign group Boomerang Alliance have released five priority actions for the next federal government to implement.


Transfer station to divert 70% of waste from landfill

07 March, 2019 | Supplied by: Future Recycling

A waste transfer station has been opened in Pakenham, Melbourne, to recover the maximum re-usable and recyclable content.


NSW parties must prioritise waste management, says WMRR

07 March, 2019

Waste Management and Resource Recovery (WMRR) is urging all NSW parties to commit to six key priorities in the NSW election on 23 March.


Recycled plastics and glass pave the road ahead in the ACT

06 March, 2019

Downer and Roads ACT have partnered with Close the Loop to repurpose plastics and glass to make asphalt.


Researchers turn carbon dioxide back into coal

04 March, 2019 by Gosia Kaszubska | Supplied by: RMIT University

Researchers have used liquid metals to turn CO2 back into solid coal, in a breakthrough that could transform our approach to carbon capture and storage.


Flexiroc Equine Air horse track surface

04 March, 2019 | Supplied by: Flexiroc Australia

Equine Air is a horse track surface made from a mix of recycled tyre rubber. The product can be used for synthetic fibre tracks, sand tracks, mounting yards, horse walks and associated areas.


Poll results support red-bin recycling

28 February, 2019 | Supplied by: Australian Council of Recycling

A NSW poll has shown strong public support for red-bin recycling, affirming the state government's recent move to secure the future of the alternative waste treatment industry.


Research to save millions of tonnes of glass from landfill

25 February, 2019

A new process turning waste glass into everyday products could save tens of millions of tonnes of glass from going to landfill every year.


Tech travels to rural NSW to transform attitudes to waste

25 February, 2019

Workshops in rural NSW will showcase waste technology developed at UNSW Sydney in a bid to enhance local manufacturing capability and reduce waste.


Evaporation project manages manure

25 February, 2019 | Supplied by: HRS Heat Exchangers Australia New Zealand

Livestock waste management is a problem facing the global farming industry. Cost-effective and integrated solutions are needed to address the problem.


Infrared pocket scanner tests shelf life

21 February, 2019

A pocket-size food scanner will allow future consumers and supermarket operators to test food freshness.


Greens pledge $500 million for recycling infrastructure

21 February, 2019

Greens' waste and recycling spokesperson Senator Peter Whish-Wilson said urgent federal action is needed to end Australia's recycling crisis.


Problematic waste turned into pellets with extruder

15 February, 2019

Scientists have developed a cylindrical extruder that they believe will revolutionise the processing of recyclable materials.


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