Waste

Courier service helps Aussies recycle unwanted textiles

22 March, 2021

A partnership has resulted in 3989 textile collection bookings and 73,045 kg of textiles avoiding landfill, and saved 292,178 kg of greenhouse gases.


Waste survey finds >80% of food packaging unfit for home recycling

03 March, 2021

A survey assessing 82 popular food products has found that more than 80% feature packaging that cannot be put into home recycling bins.


Soft plastics cement Wyndham City's active transport strategy

02 March, 2021

An innovative concrete mix incorporating soft plastic has been used to build a footpath in Werribee, Victoria.


Packaged together

05 February, 2021 by Brent Gazzaniga | Supplied by: Martogg Group

Sally Williams (Sustainable Sally) joins forces with the Martogg Group in a combined effort to promote Australian, sustainable packaging solutions to brands and consumers.


Plastic waste pyrolysis ash converted to flash graphene

29 January, 2021

Chemists from Rice University in Texas have converted pyrolysed ash from plastic recycling into graphene using a Joule heating process.


Fuel from cardboard waste

28 January, 2021

Korean researchers have developed a microorganism capable of producing biodiesel precursors from lignocellulosic biomass such as discarded cardboard boxes.


$3m for joint UNSW recycling tech project

22 January, 2021

UNSW Sydney will take part in a collaborative project to develop technology that will divert up to 10,000 tonnes of paper and plastic waste into construction materials for building roads.


Turbocharge for Vic recycling infrastructure

19 January, 2021

Victoria's recycling infrastructure is set for a turbocharge, with the federal and state governments making major investments to double the state's domestic recycling capacity.


New facility to solve Vic's toxic waste challenges

11 January, 2021 | Supplied by: Remondis Australia Pty Ltd

A new recycling facility to be built by Remondis Australia in Dandenong, Victoria, will process a third of the state's solvent waste each year.


Thought Leaders 2021: Simon Brown

17 December, 2020 | Supplied by: ResourceCo Pty Ltd

As Managing Director, ResourceCo, Simon Brown is one of the pioneers of repurposing of waste in Australia. He shares his insights and predictions for the circular economy in 2021.


Car battery recycling program saves tonnes of waste from landfill

11 December, 2020

A car battery recycling program is allowing RACQ to reduce its environmental footprint and prevent 2500 tonnes of potential waste from going to landfill each year.


Grant gives BioPak go-ahead for composting infrastructure expansion

02 December, 2020

Grant winner BioPak will use the funding to develop and support its new nationwide program, The Compost Network.


A circular economy for plastics: the time is now

30 November, 2020 | Supplied by: Cleanaway

The right environment has been created to drive forward the circular economy for plastics in Australia.


Recycled bread tags see Tip Top on top for sustainable packaging

27 November, 2020

Tip Top has introduced 100% recycled and recyclable cardboard bread tags in what is reported to be an Australian first.


Vic recycling revolution sees launch of new innovation centre

23 November, 2020

CEBIC has launched in Victoria, creating a collaborative hub to create solutions to reduce waste, increase recycling and reuse, and generate new revenue for Victorian businesses.


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