Waste

Ocean Cleanup system launched from San Francisco

22 October, 2018

System 001, deployed by The Ocean Cleanup, is designed to be propelled by wind and waves, allowing it to passively catch and concentrate plastic debris in front of it.


When recycling makes cents

08 October, 2018 by Richard Fine* | Supplied by: BioPak

Eliminating separate waste streams can save on costs and improve recycling rates by 25%.


Consumers lack confidence in Aus recycling services

05 October, 2018

The effectiveness of recycling services across Australia is being seriously questioned, according to a new survey from UNSW Sydney.


Richmond roads paved with plastic and glass

28 September, 2018 | Supplied by: Alex Fraser Recycling

Alex Fraser Group was engaged by the City of Yarra to undertake some road resurfacing utilising its PolyPave asphalt product, which contains recycled materials.


Sceptical reception for new packaging targets, recycling label

27 September, 2018

The Greens have expressed criticism over the 2025 Packaging Targets, while the WMAA calls the Australasian Recycling Label a missed opportunity.


National Packaging Targets announced, recycling label launched

26 September, 2018

Business and government have united for the launch of Australia's 2025 National Packaging Targets and the Australasian Recycling Label.


Waste-to-energy facility to be built in Queensland

25 September, 2018 | Supplied by: Remondis Australia Pty Ltd

Remondis Australia's $400 million waste-to-energy facility, to be located in Swanbank, will be able to process upwards of 500,000 tonnes of waste per year.


Re-dressed for success

25 September, 2018

The circular economy is more fashionable than you think.


A 're-usable society' is just as important as a recycling one

21 September, 2018 by David Singh* | Supplied by: Re.Group Pty Ltd

The community needs to understand how the recycling sector operates and the challenges it faces to ensure its long-term survival.


Fujitsu Smart eWaste bin

21 September, 2018 | Supplied by: Fujitsu Australia

Fujitsu's Smart eWaste bin sits in an organisation's office and is equipped with IoT sensors that monitor the fill levels. When the bin is full, Fujitsu's recycling partner arrives on-site to swap out an inner bin and is gone again in moments.


Solving the waste management conundrum

18 September, 2018 by Steve Nicholson* | Supplied by: Solaris Paper Pty Ltd

Solving the waste problem in Australia involves addressing two concerns: what should people do with all their waste and how do organisations create products that are environmentally friendly and sustainable?


A smart sustainable way to clean up dump sites

17 September, 2018 by Alison Price | Supplied by: SoilCyclers

It's estimated there could be thousands of illegal dump sites across the country that are potential health and environmental hazards.


Demystifying pyrolysis and gasification of waste tyres

14 September, 2018 | Supplied by: Tyrestewardship

Pyrolysis and gasification are being touted as perfect circular economy solutions to the challenge of recycling.


Leachate — what is it and why is it a problem?

13 September, 2018 | Supplied by: Hydroflux Industrial Pty Ltd

When you hear the word leachate, what comes to mind?


Polystar plastic film recycling machines

12 September, 2018 | Supplied by: Applied Machinery Australia Pty Ltd

Polystar offers a range of one-step machines that are designed for the reprocessing of polyethylene and polypropylene flexible packaging material, making it suitable for companies looking to recycle plastic film waste.


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