Running from 24–25 August at the ICC Sydney, the AWRE is designed for the waste, recycling and resource recovery sector.
Two brothers are working to tackle e-commerce's plastic contributions through the development of paper-based, compostable packaging.
Farmers can call the hotline so that ugly but good-to-eat produce that had been rejected by retailers can be rescued and sold to consumers.
Tens of thousands of tonnes of biosolids are collected each year to be provided to farmers as a means of soil improvement.
Able to digest plastic in a matter of days, scientists developed the enzyme with the help of machine learning.
The technique uses light, polystyrene and a catalyst to produce the useful chemical benzoic acid.
As an integral gear in the circular economy, the recycling industry generates over $15 billion in value to the Australian economy.
The federal funding complements the $190 million already contributed from the Australian Government and will go towards advanced plastic recycling technology.
Samsara Eco, the developer of a repeatable technique to recycle plastics using a novel enzyme, has received investment from the CEFC.
Hundreds of thousands of soft plastic bags have been recycled into a concrete aggregate in Queensland, which has kept them from ending up in landfill.
Scientists in the UK have built a wearable electrical device from the sorts of rubbish that could be found in an office waste bin.