Waste

"Biodegradable" plastic label may be misleading

30 May, 2023

A widely used compostable plastic has been found to persist unchanged in marine environments for at least 14 months, according to a study.


Breaking the Plastic Habit program awarded

16 May, 2023

Brookfield Properties has been awarded a CitySwitch Award in recognition of its Breaking the Plastic Habit program in Australia.


Paper cups recognised as recyclable

09 May, 2023

Simply Cups has been recognised as an Alternative Destination under the Australasian Recycling Label, giving instructions on how to recycle paper cups.


Using waste rubber for steel manufacturing

09 May, 2023

In a collaborative project between Australian businesses and organisations, a novel steel manufacturing process using waste rubber feedstock has been commercialised.


Pelletising unit to boost WA soft plastics recycling

01 May, 2023 | Supplied by: Remondis Australia Pty Ltd

REMONDIS Australia has secured a pelletising unit that converts old plastics to pellets used as feedstock in making materials for similar products.


Fungi could consume hard-to-recycle plastic

24 April, 2023

Polypropylene is a common plastic that is used for a wide variety of products, accounting for about 28% of the world's plastic waste.


Australasian Waste & Recycling Expo in Sydney this July

24 March, 2023 | Supplied by: Diversified Communications Australia

AWRE is set to offer an exciting agenda of events across the two days, with registration now open.


Trial solution for aged care waste problem

20 March, 2023

Essity has launched a large-scale trial to find a better way to dispose of used incontinence products.


EXAIR Industrial Vacuum Systems

14 March, 2023 | Supplied by: Compressed Air Australia Pty Ltd

EXAIR manufactures industrial duty vacuums for chip removal, liquid transfer and cleaning.


Getting smarter with waste bin management

01 March, 2023 | Supplied by: University of South Australia

UniSA researchers are using AI to work out how best to manage waste collections from public rubbish bins.


'Plastic-eating' enzymes to help combat textile waste

27 February, 2023

Scientists at the University of Portsmouth are using enzyme technology to develop a solution for the growing pile of polyester clothing waste.


saveBOARD: turning beverage cartons to construction products

22 February, 2023 | Supplied by: Tetra Pak

saveBOARD has opened its first recycling facility in Australia, processing beverage cartons that would end up in landfill into sturdy construction material.


Veolia wins resource recovery contract with Gold Coast

03 February, 2023 | Supplied by: Veolia Australia and New Zealand

Veolia plans to uplift resource recovery by 5% for the City of Gold Coast after winning a $280 million contract.


CEMAC partners with resource recovery specialist BHS Sonthofen

03 February, 2023 | Supplied by: CEMAC technologies

CEMAC technologies has announced its new local partnership with recycling and resource recovery specialist BHS Sonthofen, which is based in Germany.


NSW Government offering grant for waste solutions

27 January, 2023 | Supplied by: NSW Government

Local Government Waste Solutions has encouraged NSW councils and regional waste groups to develop waste reduction projects that support the transition to a circular economy.


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