Waste

Plasma gasification: a way to boost the circular economy

25 September, 2019 by Spyridon Achinas*

It is essential to obtain a better understanding of plasma gasification (PG) and its impacts on the environment, society and the economy. PG is a technology that could be used to divert waste from landfill.


Coles records REDcycling boost for FY19

24 September, 2019

Throughout the 2019 financial year, Coles reported that shoppers recycled enough soft plastic to circumvent the globe one and a half times.


EPA waste disposal guidelines for C&D industry in NSW

19 September, 2019

The NSW EPA has published two documents to help the construction and demolition industry strengthen their waste disposal processes.


Australia wasting recycling potential

18 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Ernst & Young

An EY report has revealed that — by failing to correctly handle our recyclable materials — Australia could be missing out on $324 million each year.


Two-day hackathon brainstorms better food future

17 September, 2019

UNSW and OzHarvest joined forces in early September to host a hackathon, where students workshopped the question: how can we reduce residential food waste in high-density urban environments?


Sending PFAS packing, permanently

13 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Aecom Australia Pty Ltd

In response to growing demand for an effective way to permanently remove PFAS from the environment, AECOM has collaborated with the University of Georgia to devise a reliable, permanent and cost-effective solution.


New weapons in war on waste

09 September, 2019 by Professor Veena Sahajwalla

2019 could be the tipping-point year when the momentum of change embraces a circular economy, creating new jobs along with other sustainability benefits.


NZ hardens up on soft plastics recycling

06 September, 2019

A rollout of soft plastics collection in New Zealand follows the successful restart of collections across the Auckland region.


Washing and recycling PET and PO plastics

05 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Krones (Thailand) Co Ltd

Krones' MetaPure technology facilitates the washing and recycling of PET and PO plastics, processing plastic waste into pure, odour-neutral plastic products.


Accolade for UNSW's Green Steel

04 September, 2019

UNSW Sydney's SMaRT Centre has received a 2019 BHERT Award for its recycling-focused research and development activities, conducted in collaboration with industry partners.


Partnership creating wealth from waste

02 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Aqseptence Group

A partnership between Aqseptence Group and Colubris Cleantech will deliver bespoke, waste recycling solutions to the Australian and New Zealand market.


PM visits Downer Reconomy facility

30 August, 2019

Downer's Rosehill asphalt plant and Reconomy facility have received a visit from Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews.


Racecourse operator turfs out single-use plastic cups

28 August, 2019

The Australian Turf Club has partnered with re-usable cup supplier WISE – It’s In Your Hands to prevent more than 500,000 single-use disposable plastic cups from ending up in landfill.


Vic Govt funds SKM plant resurrection

27 August, 2019

The Andrews Labor Government is providing Victoria's recycling sector with a $10 million loan to help resolve the state's waste crisis following the closure of SKM's recycling plants.


City of Sydney trials food scrap project

27 August, 2019

More than 4000 homes are participating in a City of Sydney trial to divert food scraps from landfill by turning them into green energy or plant fertiliser.


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