Waste

Lion takes on soft plastics

30 September, 2019

Beverage company Lion has announced that it is the first major brewer in Australia to partner with national soft plastic recycling initiative REDcycle.


The future of high-quality PEF

30 September, 2019 by Ben Sawley* | Supplied by: ResourceCo Pty Ltd

More than 20 million tonnes of waste is still landfilled in Australia each year. Processed engineered fuel (PEF) has potential to harness energy value from this waste.


The role of RDF/PEF in Australia's future resource strategy

30 September, 2019 | Supplied by: FOCUS enviro

What role will resources such as refuse-derived fuel and process engineered fuel play in Australia's approach to waste management? Robbie McKernan explores...


Foam solution mops up oil

26 September, 2019

A team of researchers from Queensland University of Technology has developed a non-toxic, low-cost foam for cleaning up oil spills.


Researchers make biocomposites from discarded stone

26 September, 2019

Researchers at The University of British Columbia Okanagan are using polymers and natural stone slurry waste to make environmentally friendly stone composites.


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.


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