Shoppers and shopping centre staff will now be able to recycle efficiently and effectively while away from home thanks to a new industry-funded initiative between the Packaging Stewardship Forum (PSF) of the Australian Food and Grocery Council and Lend Lease Retail.
In the lead-up to World Environment Day, SITA Environmental Solutions is charging up battery recycling in Australia with the national launch of its Battery Recycling program.
CSIRO is working with Australian company VR TEK Operations to design and develop a new, improved method of recycling waste rubber which could be used to make new tyres, industrial insulation, road pavement, flooring or geotextiles for retaining walls and embankments.
Spilldoktor has released the reSorb range of organic absorbent materials, offering an alternative to conventional absorbent pads and socks which are made from fossil fuel. The range is made from recycled and renewable natural fibres, using a bonding technology that means the pads have a smooth, low-lint finish.
Increasing CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere and the resulting consequences for the earth’s climate make understanding the sources and sinks of carbon and their exchange with the atmosphere a high research priority around the world. Soil CO2 flux makes a significant contribution to the total carbon balance and is driven by complex environmental and biological processes that are variable in space and time.
The Hitachi SR200G Soilfixer soil recycler uses a number of methods — including micro-encapsulation and chemical fixation — to reduce the hazard potential of solid wastes by decreasing the leachable concentration of the contaminants.
Greenbox has launched a free self-assessment tool for businesses to help them rate their recycling programs. The assessment is completed via an online survey on Greenbox’s website and includes questions on disposal strategies, compliance with laws and standards, and internal accountability.