Waste

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.


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.


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.


WA households get three bins under new waste strategy

14 February, 2019

The WA Government has released its Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030 to guide the state in becoming a sustainable, low-waste circular economy.


Booming after the war… on waste

12 February, 2019

Product stewardship advocate Dr Helen Lewis said now is a great time to be involved in the resource recovery industry.


FLIR GF77 Gas Find IR uncooled thermal camera for methane detection

07 February, 2019 | Supplied by: FLIR Systems Australia Pty Ltd

FLIR Systems has announced the FLIR GF77 Gas Find IR, a thermal camera for detecting methane. The handheld camera offers inspection professionals the features they need to find potentially dangerous, invisible methane leaks.


Companies come together for waste-free shopping platform

01 February, 2019 | Supplied by: TerraCycle

Loop will enable consumers to responsibly consume a variety of products in customised, brand-specific durable packaging that is collected, cleaned, refilled and re-used.


Fluid Components International ST51A Biogas Flow Meter

31 January, 2019 | Supplied by: AMS Instrumentation & Calibration Pty Ltd

The ST51A Biogas Flow Meter, from Fluid Components International (FCI), is designed specifically for dirty, potentially hazardous biogas processes.


Constructions costs cut with on-site recycling

28 January, 2019 | Supplied by: Soilstone

Unwanted or excess soil material, demolished concrete and brick material can be engineered to form a mass-engineered soil structure for use and function on construction sites.


New facility to divert 90% of mixed waste from landfill

25 January, 2019

The Resource Recovery Facility will have the ability to sort all the contents of the Shoalhaven City Council's mixed-waste bins, with a capacity of 100,000 tonnes per year.


Sustainable bricks made from recycled biosolids

24 January, 2019 | Supplied by: RMIT University

Melbourne researchers have come up with a way to recycle the world's stockpiles of treated sewage sludge and boost sustainability in the construction industry.


New year, new name for Waste Management Association of Australia

22 January, 2019 | Supplied by: Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Aust

The Waste Management Association of Australia has changed its name to the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia.


Recycling cooking oil to grow more food

21 January, 2019 | Supplied by: Flinders University

Waste frying oil can be recycled and converted into a key component of a slow-release fertiliser, which can be used to grow more food crops.


Old clothes turned into building materials

20 December, 2018

Reforming old clothing and mixed waste glass into various high-quality building products represents a new way to convert low-value waste into high-value products and materials.


TOMRA Sorting Recycling AUTOSORT COLOR for separating glass from MSW

12 December, 2018 | Supplied by: TOMRA Sorting Solutions Pty Ltd

TOMRA Sorting Recycling has introduced AUTOSORT COLOR, a machine that works in combination with AUTOSORT LASER to effectively separate glass from municipal solid waste.


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