Waste

Is our recycling heading to Indonesia?

08 July, 2019

ACOR has confirmed that the Indonesia-bound shipping container at the centre of recent media reports was sent by an Australian recycling company.


NZ biorefinery turns e‑waste into valuable metal

08 July, 2019

Mint Innovation has constructed a working biorefinery to demonstrate technology that can recover valuable metals from e-waste.


Concrete evidence that glass can replace sand

11 June, 2019

Researchers from the Deakin School of Engineering have discovered that recycled or waste glass can substitute sand when making polymer concrete.


Project creates flexible packaging from post-consumer plastic

11 June, 2019

Project Proof, an initiative led by packaging and paper company Mondi Group, has shown that unclean, raw, post-consumer recycled content can be used to create new flexible packaging.


Product transformation messages inspire recycling

31 May, 2019

Research from Penn State University and Boston College has shown that US consumers are inspired to recycle if they are prompted to think about how recyclables become new products.


Victoria counts down to e-waste landfill ban

29 May, 2019

From 1 July 2019 a Victorian Government ban on e-waste in any bin or landfill site will take effect, making Victoria the third Australian state to ban e-waste from landfill.


Melbourne plant takes composting to the next level

27 May, 2019

A waste treatment plant in Melbourne heralds industrial-scale composting and slashed carbon emissions.


One man's mission for a better resource recovery industry

23 May, 2019 | Supplied by: STEINERT Australia Pty Ltd

Danish entrepreneur works with STEINERT to turn incineration bottom ash into pure metal fractions of raw-material quality.


Not dead yet: resurrecting the circular economy

21 May, 2019

Most Australians recognise that extracting resources to make products that we use and then throw away is unsustainable. There is a call to shift to a circular economy...


Major parties graded 'C' in recycling

17 May, 2019

Australia's waste and recycling associations have issued a 'C' grade to the three major political parties.


Metso M&J K-series pre-shredders

14 May, 2019 | Supplied by: Metso Australia Limited

Metso has expanded its waste recycling product range with the launch of its M&J K-series pre-shredders.


Transform program fights food waste

13 May, 2019

A new program steered by the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre aims to transform food waste into innovative high-value products.


Flying kangaroo goes green

13 May, 2019

Qantas has raised the sustainability bar for the airline industry by launching what is claimed to be the world's first zero-waste commercial flight.


Next-gen plastic could revolutionise recycling

13 May, 2019

Researchers have designed a recyclable plastic that can be broken down to molecular constituents and then rebuilt, without compromising performance or quality.


Queensland demand boosts reverse vending machine production

17 April, 2019 | Supplied by: SAGE Automation

SAGE Automation has increased production of its smart container deposit machines following the successful uptake of Queensland's Containers for Change scheme, launched in November 2018.


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