Waste

Greening the Green aims to boost soft plastics recycling

26 February, 2020

PepsiCo and Clean Up Australia have launched a three-year program aimed at educating consumers on soft plastics recovery and increasing soft plastics recycling across Australia.


Qld timber industry to investigate waste-to-resource opportunities

12 February, 2020

Queensland invests in studies to transform waste streams into products and create new jobs for the state.


PFAS safety framework under discussion

12 February, 2020

A safety framework for PFAS (per- and poly-flouroalkyl substances) has been under discussion at the beginning of the new parliamentary year.


Businesses take responsibility for EPS before 2025

03 February, 2020 | Supplied by: Ecycle Solutions

Businesses can no longer ignore Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) as a major waste stream.


Coffee lovers swap and go in Western Sydney

22 January, 2020

Seven councils in Western Sydney are participating in the Green Caffeen initiative — a swap-and-go coffee cup scheme that will benefit cafes, coffee lovers and the environment.


Australian tyre recycler to build plant in USA

16 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Green Distillation Technologies

Green Distillation Technologies has signed a deal to build its first plant in the United States. The company's technology recycles end-of-life tyres into oil, carbon and steel.


NSW Bin Trim program cuts business waste

19 December, 2019

With grants ranging from $50,000 to $300,000, recipients can roll out the Bin Trim program to track their waste, reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill and improve recycling.


UNSW microrecycling tech gets funding injection

18 December, 2019

UNSW Sydney's SMaRT Centre will receive almost $1 million from the state government to help commercialise its Microfactorie technology.


Partnership strengthens fight against commercial food waste

17 December, 2019

SUEZ and Yume have joined forces to tackle commercial food waste and combat the 4.1 million tonnes of surplus food going to waste each year.


Packaging could be made from banana plants

06 December, 2019

Researchers from UNSW have discovered a novel way to turn banana plantation waste into packaging material that is not only biodegradable, but also recyclable.


Recycling polyester could keep textiles out of landfill

03 December, 2019 | Supplied by: QUT

Researchers have discovered a treatment to extract and re-use polyester from polyester/wool mix fabrics, which should help prevent textiles from going to landfill.


Call for hospitality industry to reduce food waste

02 December, 2019

Culinary institute Le Cordon Bleu Brisbane is calling on the hospitality industry to do its part in reducing the negative environmental impacts of food wastage.


Clarinda recycling facility set to shut in 2023

27 November, 2019

Kingston City Council has denied an application by recycling company Alex Fraser Group to extend the life of its recycling operations at Clarinda, south-east of Melbourne's CBD.


And the streets were lined with… recycled plastic

21 November, 2019

Car bumper bars and other plastic items are being diverted from landfill to resurface roads in the City of Melbourne.


Arcadis negotiating exclusive licence for PFAS technology

19 November, 2019 | Supplied by: Arcadis Pty Ltd

Arcadis has signed a heads of agreement and entered into an exclusive commercial negotiation for sole rights to Evocra’s PFAS solutions technology.


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