Polyethylene: new catalyst breaks it down to boost value

20 October, 2020

A new method to molecularly deconstruct polyethylene could see the most commonly used form of plastic transformed into higher-value, widely used chemical compounds.

Crumb rubber: a legacy investigation

15 October, 2020 | Supplied by: Tyre Stewardship Australia Limited

Main Roads WA is working with the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) and Tyre Stewardship Australia to validate the use of recycling asphalt pavement that contains crumb rubber.

Glass facility puts SUEZ on Most Innovative Companies list

14 October, 2020

SUEZ Australia & New Zealand has ranked fifth on the AFR's BOSS Most Innovative Companies list for its innovative Glass Crushing & Washing Facility.

$15K fine for hazardous waste facility

13 October, 2020

Environmental Treatment Solutions has incurred a $15,000 fine for allegedly failing to safely store hazardous chemicals at its Minto waste facility.

Online masterclass: Managing petroleum-hydrocarbon-contaminated sites

06 October, 2020 | Supplied by: CRC Care Pty Ltd

Industry can potentially save millions with LNAPL management for better environmental outcomes. Find out more at an online masterclass.

Pandemic pizza packaging contaminating recycling

24 September, 2020

More pizza is being delivered during the pandemic. This — and a failure to remove uneaten food scraps — is contaminating our kerbside recycling bins.

Butts to bricks: recycling cigarette waste

21 September, 2020

Researchers at RMIT University have developed an industry step-by-step implementation plan to transform cigarette butts into bricks.

Aligning recycling and manufacturing in the COVID era

17 September, 2020 by Professor Veena Sahajwalla, UNSW SMaRT Centre

The UNSW SMaRT Centre is helping to align recycling and manufacturing in the new COVID-19 era to address the challenges around delivering more sustainable product outcomes.

Pasadena and Frewville Foodlands farewell single-use produce bags

15 September, 2020

Pasadena and Frewville Foodlands have introduced compostable bags throughout their stores for fresh fruit and vegetables, deli items and baked goods.

Victoria tackles pandemic-driven clinical waste surge

01 September, 2020

The Victorian Aged Care Response Centre has coordinated a cross-government effort to manage the hundredfold increase in clinical waste production.

Recycling labels are a dog's breakfast, says ACOR

21 August, 2020

An independent audit has revealed that recycling information on consumer products and packaging is confusing for consumers and does not support better recycling.

Microrecycling science: revolutionising recycling and manufacturing

11 August, 2020

UNSW's SMaRT Centre has developed a ‘material microsurgery' technique that can extract valuable materials and elements from complex waste items and reform them.

Albury–Wodonga recycling plant gets green light

07 August, 2020

A world-class recycling facility will be built in Albury–Wodonga to substantially increase the amount of recycled PET plastic produced in Australia each year from local waste.

Yume and SUEZ team up, tackle food waste

06 August, 2020

Yume and SUEZ have entered a partnership that is aimed at limiting commercial food waste in Australia.

Monash develops resource recovery process for spent plastics

06 August, 2020

A team of researchers at Monash University is working on a process to turn end-of-life plastics and tyres into useful resources.

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