Waste

West Melbourne welcomes paper sorting facility

19 July, 2019

A $2.5 million paper sorting facility has opened in Truganina, West Melbourne, to process 39,000 tonnes of recycled paper a year.


High-spec fuel from waste using mobile shredder

18 July, 2019 | Supplied by: FOCUS enviro

Knox Recycling has installed an Austrian-made 37-tonne mobile machine configured by FOCUS Enviro to process commercial, industrial and wood waste into PEF.


WA group seeks landfill alternatives

16 July, 2019

South West Regional Waste Group has called on the commercial waste management sector to submit proposals on strategies and technologies that will divert the region's waste from landfill.


RPC bpi nordipac NOREC closed chemical recycling process

16 July, 2019 | Supplied by: Synergy Packaging Pty Ltd

The NOREC recycling process is taking steps to produce environmentally friendly packaging by converting plastic materials into re-usable bags.


WSROC calls for urgent state action on waste

11 July, 2019

Western Sydney has seen unprecedented growth, yet councils in the area are not seeing waste management infrastructure put in place to accommodate the increase.


Is our recycling heading to Indonesia?

08 July, 2019

ACOR has confirmed that the Indonesia-bound shipping container at the centre of recent media reports was sent by an Australian recycling company.


NZ biorefinery turns e‑waste into valuable metal

08 July, 2019

Mint Innovation has constructed a working biorefinery to demonstrate technology that can recover valuable metals from e-waste.


Concrete evidence that glass can replace sand

11 June, 2019

Researchers from the Deakin School of Engineering have discovered that recycled or waste glass can substitute sand when making polymer concrete.


Project creates flexible packaging from post-consumer plastic

11 June, 2019

Project Proof, an initiative led by packaging and paper company Mondi Group, has shown that unclean, raw, post-consumer recycled content can be used to create new flexible packaging.


Product transformation messages inspire recycling

31 May, 2019

Research from Penn State University and Boston College has shown that US consumers are inspired to recycle if they are prompted to think about how recyclables become new products.


Victoria counts down to e-waste landfill ban

29 May, 2019

From 1 July 2019 a Victorian Government ban on e-waste in any bin or landfill site will take effect, making Victoria the third Australian state to ban e-waste from landfill.


Melbourne plant takes composting to the next level

27 May, 2019

A waste treatment plant in Melbourne heralds industrial-scale composting and slashed carbon emissions.


One man's mission for a better resource recovery industry

23 May, 2019 | Supplied by: STEINERT Australia Pty Ltd

Danish entrepreneur works with STEINERT to turn incineration bottom ash into pure metal fractions of raw-material quality.


Not dead yet: resurrecting the circular economy

21 May, 2019

Most Australians recognise that extracting resources to make products that we use and then throw away is unsustainable. There is a call to shift to a circular economy...


Major parties graded 'C' in recycling

17 May, 2019

Australia's waste and recycling associations have issued a 'C' grade to the three major political parties.


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